Monday February 27, 2017

Just What does Intel Have up Its Sleeve in Response to Ryzen?

Well, a little birdie has whispered in our ears, not much.

We posted this last night while many of you were in bed, but thought it was interesting enough for a mid-day refresh, so it doesn't fall off the front page.

This reportedly showed up on Intel's intranet this past week:

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Could we be seeing a repeat of the K7/Netburst era with Intel having to play catch-up for a change? Maybe abandoning the tick-tock strategy and keeping 8th generation Core chips on 14nm in the face of limited competition to their x86 products was a little premature?

If their response to Ryzen is to emphasize low end i3 chips and features such as their new Optane high speed storage technology, instead of high end CPU's, the answer to that could be "maybe".

Ongoing Discussion