So it is not unknown that AMD has been seriously lagging behind Intel, even with their 5ghz processor. The main problem being that AMD has been more focused on extra cores/ straight ghz clock speed. Intel has more power per core, but AMD just flat out has more cores. This is a problem because games don’t use more than four cores, mainly because this gen never needed more than 3 cores, but this gen has 8 cores. Also, they run AMD processors, also helping AMD optimization.
So for those who got that processor that said it has 12 cores because it’s bigger, well consider this your lucky day. While I’m not saying we are going to notice an immediate change, as the consoles life span goes on devs will have to make use of more and more cores. So for those who were just throwing AMD away, think twice. It seems more and more AMD is becoming the choice for future proofing.
*Note- The details of this article is based on rumor so take what is said with a grain of salt.*
After the disastrous launch of AMD’s 9590, it seems like they once again are trying to get to the top of the processor market. With a leak of some cpu-z specs, it seems like AMD will steamrole through the competition. With horrible pun intended, if these facts prove to be true then it seems there will be a power shift in the market.
It looks like the core clock is going to kick off at 6ghz, which I hope won’t be a power hog like the 9590. It is supposedly going to have 12 cores. Also, it’s going to be 25nm. But should we be excited for this, or should we just pass it off as another failed processor by AMD.
A lot of people, especially AMD fanboys, were expecting that the 9590 was going to be the new powerhouse. It was 5ghz stock speed! Intel wasn’t anywhere near this, at least that’s what we thought prior to release. With the first and biggest problem being the price.
Launching at $800, what were you thing AMD? Also launching in a piece of crap box isn’t the best idea, if someone buys an expensive processor they expect good packaging. They let us down majorly with performance as well, still not touching intel. AMD, what your good at is budget processors, if you want to go high end give us good prices.