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Intel and AMD are on the top! The outbreak of the "core war"

via:博客园     time:2018/6/11 13:08:46     readed:204

BI Chinese station report in June 11th

Since AMD released its Ryzen processor line in 2017, Intel and AMD seem to have been in the

We saw the same thing on the Computex in Taipei, China. Intel released the latest 28 core CPU, AMD announced the 32 nuclear CPU in the next second days.

In fact, well before the International computer Show, we saw Intel use the eighth generation CPU to deal with the challenge of AMD's new Ryzen CPU, which has more cores than any other CPU.

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Intel representative delivered keynote speech at the 2018 International Computer Festival

To be exact, the number of cores can not be directly translated into CPU performance. Increasing the amount of love is certainly helpful, but it is mainly related to the manufacturing process and the size of the CPU chip. But anyway, if this sounds like an old fashioned competition, it is because it does.

It is worth noting that this competition is only the latest of Intel and AMD. Since 2005, Intel has dominated the CPU market, taking up 82.5% of its market share in the third quarter of 2016, according to data from Passmark, a benchmark software company. Just look at your laptop and desktop computers, including Mac computers, and they may use Intel's CPU.

The reason why Intel occupies a dominant position is simple. The company provides a better CPU and can do almost anything on the computer, at least for those willing to pay a premium to buy Intel products, and they don't like the budget AMD option.

However, perhaps Intel is too confident in its dominance. It is generally believed that its innovation and progress are stagnant. Year in and year out, Intel's CPU performance and technology are less and less leaps and bounds. For whatever reason, complacency or technological progress, the CPU version released by Intel is only slightly better each year. It gives people the impression that as long as its processor is better than AMD, Intel does not have much reason to innovate.

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Yzen CPU of AMD

But AMD's Yzen CPU and Threadripper CPU have greatly reduced the performance gap with Intel CPU. As the typical features of AMD CPU, they usually have more cores than Intel CPU, but they may also compete with Intel CPU in performance, which AMD has not been able to do effectively since 2005.

The market is noticing that those who build their own systems are enthusiasts or computer makers. When Ryzen was launched, the market share of AMD rose slightly. This is the biggest rebound seen by Passmark since 2005.

Shane, chief semiconductor researcher at IDC, a market research institute

Indeed, this has rekindled the competition between the two major CPU manufacturers, which could eventually lead to faster and cheaper computers and eventually create new innovations that are impossible without competition.

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