Don’t get me wrong, Intel will catch up. Eventually. But the days of Intel’s domination of the CPU are over. TSMC is not being bankrolled by AMD, they are being bankrolled by the likes of Apple, Google, and others. Samsung and TSMC both have a lot to lose if they get behind. Domination of the fabrication node is a monopoly that Intel has definitely lost.
This means that from here on out the CPU race between AMD and Intel is going to remain relatively neck and neck. That is my belief anyhow.
Not sure how accurate, but the best short overview (and forward view) on the new Intel vs AMD performance reality.
Matt Dillon of Dragonfly BSD fame.↩︎