quote: Penryn is nothing to worry about, it's a minor change and not as substantial as the Barcelona.
quote:and your 5-10% is a made up number
quote:The actual architecture changes are very minor, and not even in the same ballpark as the Barcelona.
quote:They will release it at higher clock speeds, but the Conroe could be sold at much higher clock speeds if Intel wanted to.
quote:I will just say that wherever you read that it was false. AMD is NOT doing something Intel could not. Intel made a business decision plain and simple.
quote:Penryn is not “so significant” yet it is significant. It should boost IPC and scale clock speed which will increase it’s overall performance.
quote:That was my contention with his "Intel can't" comments.
quote:As far as Penryn IPC and ability to scale, you do not need a new architecture to increae IPC. You can improve the architecture and improve IPC. You can also made modifications that decrease IPC of an architecture.
quote:That AMD did not spend 3-4 years of R&D on this processor. More like..6-12 months. They started when they first saw Pentium M or was it when they first saw a Core Duo?
quote:So, can someone explain to me what exactly AMD has gotten from its (paid) collaboration with IBM?
quote:It seems that once again IBM is unable to deliver on converting from lab design to actual production
quote:Continuing on the worst case scenario track, some partners don't expect to see 2.3 - 2.4GHz until Q2 next year
quote:quad-core...might compare unfavorably to Intel's solution. But, it's not a huge market yet anyway.
quote:But, with all said, and all the unofficial benchmarks out there I also expected some real numbers. Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer.