Originally Posted by UltraMega
What are you talking about?
This website is full of aspurgers people, literally turning this into pages about the exact meaning of mores law.
New flash people, more transistors make CPUs faster. They are related.
I very much agree because yes; it is related but I think what was being tried to make you understand was that uncle Moore never "explicitly" claimed the IPC (instructions per clock) performance improvement in his pseudo-law. That's it.
This is purely my ass-talk based speculation but I think what AMD wants to do now as the title suggests; what Intel should have been the one to do so because they have always had more money, is the "Optimization"-at-hardware-level part. My understanding is that, they(both AMD and Intel) did what was easy until a couple of years ago; when it was easy to simply add more transistors, but now it is becoming hard, now they will have to think of anything that could squeeze more performance out of the ISA (or even re-implement it from scratch if possible while maintaining backward compatibility with current gen compilers while also improving efficiency, difficult stuff I ask for I acknowledge, but....this is forum talk :-D). I think now is the time to go back to *"x86-is-a-mediocre-architecture" and try to find if there still is any juice left in that 20-40 years old architecture (I am talking about circuit optimizations and stuff). But my speculation is not that baseless because look at that A13 Bionic or whatever Apple calls it. Man can you and I really comprehend the amount of performance packed inside that little piece of peanut that consumes no more that ~3 watts on full load and still beats(I think the non-exaggerative replacement word would be "challenges" instead of "beats" tbh, nevermind) the latest Intel's generation that consumes 40+watts in single thread ? This is way more that significant man.
If Apple can do the same calculations (Geekbench) at way way faster speed (in terms of performance per power unit), it is obvious that "The Apple's methods" are literally more powerful than this piece of crap x86-64, right ? I (again)think AMD is secretly realizing it somewhere along the way.
*PS: I took that statement(not a verbatim) from one of the many statements of the PlayStation 4 cracker/hacker in a video you will find on youtube".