Originally Posted by RagingCain
Mind you, I would kill
be over the moon for an 18 core i7 desktop CPU. I would would meh at an AMD 18 core CPU.
and if the hypothetical amd had a better ipc then anything intel had?
lets be honest here, we're all performance nuts. many of us remember when AMD was king of the performance hill, and love their chips where they were great. So i don't think anyone here would be particularly oposed to an AMD chip that came out with better performance then anything intel had on the market.
that said, the chances of that happening are pretty slim. I would love the cpu market to be a two horse show again, but it's probably not going to happen. If it's close to intel's current gen IPC it will just stretch out AMD's long slow death. if it's not even matching sandy bridge performance we might as well stick a fork in AMD and wonder about when congress will break up intel as a monopoly...