Originally posted by tehdigit
dont worry amd will come back with something to battle the conroe
thats just how it always goes.
amd then intel then amd then intel
No, thats NOT how it goes. AMD has only had a significant
lead over Intel with their Athlon 64s. The last time Intel had a good processor was back with the Pentium 3s, 4 years ago. So AMD has been in the lead for 4 years.
I agree that AMD will come back and take the crown sometime in the future.
However, you would be extremely naive to think that its going to happen in the next few months. From all my knowledge about the future of PC processors (I've been keeping up since I have to argue this day in and day out), I don't see AMD coming back anytime soon. People may spout about the K8L, but half of those people heard it from me, and the other half don't know the improvements that K8L brings with it. K8L is not going to change the architecture of the Athlon 64 processor. The architecture is what determines the effeciency of the processor as far as performance-per-clock goes. Without architectural improvements, Intel is going to keep it's performance lead. It doesn't matter what else K8L brings with it, if there are no architectural changes, nothing else will make up for the enormous performance difference between the Conroe and the Athlon 64.
And don't tell me that things could change. Everything I say is based off of facts, and there is not a single shread of evidence that would have AMD change it's architecture. AMD themselves has said that "K8L will be evolutionary, not revolutionary." What AMD needs is a revolution.
We don't have any information about AMD's plans past K8L. I don't think AMD does either. The only reason I believe that AMD will come back sometime in the future is because they're a smart company. Even now, AMD knows what NOT to do with it's processors. But AMD definately isn't coming back anytime soon.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask them, politely. I leave you an open invitation to try to stump me.