Processor Blog has posted a new article today entitled Intel's New Vision: Finesse Over Brute Force. They take a look at how Intel's architectural strategies have changed over the past few years and possible motivations for Intel's 180 degree turn.
"Only a few years ago Intel’s roadmap was aimed at failure. Many comments regarding Intel’s ill-witted trajectory were made by analysts, investors, consumers, as well as traditional and online press publications. Intel took the backlash, but by the Fall of 2004 Intel had announced plans for a complete roadmap change, perhaps the most profound roadmap change in the last decade from the chip giant, that would allow it to better compete with other processor manufacturers – namely Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)."