- May 29, 2013
- Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
- i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
- Vega 56 (Bios flashed to 64)
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
This is the first customer level CPU I have had in like 15 years. But were they stuck or were they just milking the cow with the core count? Sure they have not been able to keep up with the 14nm as of late. But just think where might we be right now if in 2006 AMD kept their foot on the gas. This is how it has been with every CPU war Intel has been cruising along milking the cow, AMD comes up behind in some exotic sports car and blows Intels doors off forcing intel to step it up. Intel counters with some B17ch get back in your place and AMD drops back into obscurity. Could this new leadership see the errors of the past generations of Leadership at AMD and avoid those pitfalls.... Yes I am absolutely sure they are able to see those pitfalls, I am just not absolutely sure they will avoid them. Conspiracy theory intel controls AMD from the inside and only allows them to succeed when the market calls for a change then dive bombs them into the ground. It is the only explanation for the past performance with each rise and fall.
There's not much doubt in my mind Intel was milking it for as long as they possibly could. The huge price drop in Cascade-X compared to Skylake-X is clear evidence of this.
I don't believe the conspiracy theories. It's crazy talk to me.
As a consumer, I hope both continue to push each other further technologically and drive prices down.
I hope Intel does finally manage to get 10nm consumer level CPUs out the door. I'm anxious to see how those will compare to the AMD 5nm Zen 4. I want to see how Intel will manage heat using the stacking tech they plan on using.