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Old 17-07-2019, 09:54 PM   #19
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Intel will be forced to make a comeback and comeback they will.

With the 7nm process node, AMD just managed to meet performance parity in IPC and only pulling ahead in multi-core performance.

With AMD finally competing, we can only now benefit with lower prices and better value, enjoy while it lasts.
Agree on the IPC, but to cram 4 more cores to a total of 12, vs 8 cores on Intel is a feat in itself. And clearly the extra 4 cores contributes to a significant improvement over Intel's highest end consumer chip in applications which benefits with more cores. You also need to factor in that if you maintain an all core turbo on the Intel 9900K, you are staring down at a power consumption of about 160 watts to maintain a high clockspeed.

I have no doubts that Intel will catch up on IPC with the launch of Ice Lake, but that is still in the later part of 2020, where they will have to compete with the likes of the 7+ nm Ryzen 4xxx which is expected to be major change from the current Zen 2.

In short, Intel no longer have the node advantage over its competitor as they historically used to have, i.e. 14nm vs AMD that using 28nm. With this advantage gone, it will be interesting to see how competitive Intel can get in the near future.
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