- Mar 23, 2010
I think you are arguing a pretty extreme "false equivalency". Just because Intel has increased core counts in the past, doesn't explain away the much larger increased core counts that they are rolling out on HEDT. Again, I'm willing to agree the CoffeLake 6-core chips could have been a planned upgrade in a vacuum outside of AMD. BUT if you believe in trends and patterns if you look at that chart Intel would have stayed at 10, maybe 12 core count for a few more years. Afterall, they stayed at 6-core for multiple years and 8-core for four more years. Most of that time AMD didn't have a competitive offering. Now all of a sudden Intel is pulling in HCC Xeon chips and instead of increasing by 2-cores they are adding 8 more? I'd say pretty much any business analyst looking at that would overwhelmingly point to increased competition as the catalyst for the change. Again.. no harm in admitting Intel is reacting competitively ESPECIALLY when its been accused of acting in non-competitive ways in the past.If this is solely due to AMD, please explain for me with your chart why Broadwell went from 8 to 10 cores in 2016 before Ryzen or TR had any real released data? Why did Haswell go from 6 cores to 8 cores in 2013? Also due to AMD's strength? Why did Westmere go from 4 to 6 cores in 2010? Was this because of Ryzen or AMD's strength in 2010 as well? Why did Penryn go from 2 cores to 4 in 2007? Was this also due to Ryzen? Were these all AMD caused? Or did Intel just add 2 cores every couple of years?
Thank you for clearing that up.. I definitely got the code names confused. So CannonLake is the 10nm Tick then, got it.8th generation Core, or code name Coffee Lake, are client (mainstream) names for the 14-nm++ Skylake/Kaby Lake optimized replacement for 10-nm Cannon Lake. HEDT and server will also get their Cannon Lake replacement, code named differently.