Originally Posted by Phoenixlight
I think it's pretty safe to assume that they will be faster than the previous versions.
Perhaps - but I think that with the migration towards more portable, more energy efficient computers, and with the want of Corporates and Enterprise environments to want small, efficient thin clients running applications off of Citrix servers, I can entirely see little upward change in clock speeds, and more concentration on pushing down energy consumption. Right now, a 95W processor takes it out of the realm of portable machines, so pushing that number down will allow for the migration of those processors to portable applications.
Of course, there is Bobcat, but that is only a partial solution, because it is energy efficient and ideal for battery operated environments - but it does not have the processing power that more and more modern applications demand.
And this has held true, by and large, as both Intel and AMD have put more cores onto chips, while at the same time, reducing power usage, but not really pushing clock rates up in any radical step.