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."
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He's Right
by Guppetto on Thu 18th Aug 2005 19:05 UTC
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He's right, rolling out a Pentium M derivitive with hyper threading and 64 registers isn't going to do anything to quell the well known fact that AMD is kicking their ass right now on the 64 bit and multicore fronts. However, if you change the entire paradigm, then comparing Intel's performance to AMD's gets cloudier. More importantly, it forces everyone to change how they apprach performance, software design, and most importantly, pricing. The notion of cost per core completely goes away as well, because translation makes it irrelevent how many cores are being used.

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