Intel unlikely to take the performance lead until 2007

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 25 2005 @ 10:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq writes it's unlikely Intel will take the server performance crown before 2007, or late 2006 at earliest.
While Intel, as normal, maintains a lead in process technologies and its 65 nanometre technology is robust, the architectures it's proposing for 2006 will be unlikely to pip AMD's performance on its Opterons until that time.

It may be able to steal a march on AMD in the blade market with its dual core Yonahs, now scheduled for early 2006, but this, in and of itself, is really something of a niche market. And qualification of the processors for use in the corporate sector is unlikely to come until, we'd suggest, April or May next year, meaning that AMD will continue to have a window in which it can sell its offerings, while continuing to lower the prices.
More info at The Inquirer.


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