Originally Posted by lautinjr
As far as intel they have the next five years mapped out and it doesn't look good for AMD. Unless AMD can put out an affordable 8 core single chip processor by 3rd quarter 2008 it's pretty much over. Intel is planning 8 core processors by 3th quarter 2008 and 32 core processors by 2010. The tech. is there but why not take your time and bring in all that money with new lines every quarter. These people are smart lay back make leaps and bounds then release a little at a time everytime sales start to flatten out while keeping ahead of the comp. and giving CEO's at other companies nightmares.
They all need to just stop adding cores to the same die and get a revolution in computing. It's the same thing they did with P4, with video cards, etc. We can't make a whole new technology, so let's make it faster. Not fast enough, just use more of them.
We need something that's a total 180 turn. We need something that doesn't rely on cores and clock speeds (like the new video cards not relying on pixel pipelines for performance) and just blows our mind. We probably can't imagine what a CPU revolution would be like right now, but it's definitely what we need. As long as dual cores have been out, and based on the number (or lack there of) of dual core optimized programs, 32 cores 3 years from now is, frankly, ridiculous.