Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2005 16:46 UTC, submitted by Nicholas Blachford
Intel "At next week's Intel developer forum, the firm is due to announce a next generation x86 processor core. The current speculation is this new core is going too be based on one of the existing Pentium M cores. I think it's going to be something completely different."
Thread beginning with comment 19647
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Intel misstep?
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 18:57 UTC

Member since:

Just one small error in a new chip could give AMD a clear victory.

Also, AMD can run a RISK like ISA in the Opteron. THey could change out the X86 front end portions and probably get some benefits.

The problem for Intel is that the new chips MUST be better, faster, and stable, or AMD will mop the floor with them.

Opteron is gaining a lot of steam. Maybe the new chip is really a 64 bit Pentium M with an on board memory controller.

Anyone remember Sun? They have been talking about massively multicore systems for a long time.

Reply Score: 0