Originally Posted by Alatar
Realistically performance/watt of a CPU architecture / node combo at desktop/server clocks is basically the same thing as absolute performance.
If you have better perf/watt you can just keep adding cores and clocks until the competing architecture with worse perf/watt can't keep up anymore.
This is especially true for servers where due to the prices big dies aren't as much of an issue.
Correct. I think AMD is going for performance per watt. I'm fine with a 2.8GHz chip that is 40% faster.