- Dec 5, 2015
It's something AMD should have definitely been paranoid about. Pentium M was able to reach Athlon 64 IPC and performance without an on-die memory controller. Clearly Intel was up to something, and if they ever put an on-die memory controller on their chips... AMD was resting on their laurels competing with Pentium 4 when they should have been going after Pentium M.
Real men may have fabs, but only the paranoid survive. Hopefully AMD is paranoid enough to make Zen competitive.
Can you imagine how I felt when I received a tray full of ES FX-62 CPUs and a single Conroe prototype on the same day. After a quick spin with the Conroe, I suddenly lost interest on those FXs. The difference was just absurd