In the competition history of Intel and AMD, AMD has always been the weak side. No matter the size of revenue or product R & D and production, the gap between the two sides is great. In most cases, the AMD is pressed by Intel.
HoweverIn the decades of competition, the "fighter" AMD has also made an important contribution to the innovation and development of the processor. Intel will be overturned by the AMD.
TomshardwarewebsiteI made an interesting little statistic, and selected AMD's 10 highlights in the history of processor innovation to see how they beat Intel in innovation.
2000 AMD wins 1GHz processor Frequency Wars
When most processors run at 500-850MHz frequency, the Athlon 1000 processor of AMD becomes the first 1GHz consumption level processor. The Athlon 1000 of the code name Magnolia uses K75 architecture, 0.18um process, integrated 22 million transistors, TDP 65W, using Slot-A slot, and the operation voltage is only 1.8V.
2003:Athlon 64 and 64FX Integrated memory controllers for the first time
AMD is not the first company to integrate memory master in the processor, and the Crusoe series processor is the first, but AMD's Athlon 64 and later 64 FX still beat Intel with integrated memory controllers. Integrated memory master helps to reduce system memory delays and improve performance, Intel in 2008 Nehalem The main memory master is integrated for the first time in the architecture.
2003:AMD Athlon 64
Before AMD, the 64 bit instruction set processor was mainly used for workstations.The serverIn the field, the Athlon 64 FX-51 launched by AMD broke the situation. The code name Sledgehammer hammer is a 2.2GHz single core processor based on the 0.13um SOI process.
2004: AMD Opteron paves the way for binuclear X86
As time goes on, computing tasks become more complex, which drives the demand for higher performance processors. AMD was aware of two things in 2004 - you can only squeeze out of the performance from a single core processor, and the single core will encounter a frequency wall sooner or later, and the solution is simple, which is to make a multi - core processor.
AMD has launched dual core Opteron processor to the world at Austen's factory, based on 90nm SOI technology, Socket 940 slot, and 233 million transistors.
2011: AMD's FX-8150 was the fastest processor in the world.
Whether you are a fan of the Bulldozer bulldozer architecture, it brings many first to AMD. As early as 2011, AMD introduced the FX processor of bulldozer architecture. AMD also organized a team of elite super frequency experts to push the FX-8150 processor to a new height, eventually creating a 8429MHz frequency of overclocking. The Guinness world record organization also issued a record of "the highest frequency of computer processors" to AMD.
2011:FX-8150 became the world's first consumer class 8 core processor.
In the competition with Intel, AMD's FX-8150 is not only the highest frequency processor, but also the most core consumer processor. This is the first 8 core processor in the world, 125W TDP power, the basic frequency 3.6GHz, the acceleration frequency up to 4.2GHz, Globalfoundries company using 32nm SOI production, the number of transistors up to 1 billion 200 million One.
201: AMD APU makes it possible to play games
Before AMD APU comes out, the collection has already existed, but you can't play games with it - at least not playing games with a satisfactory frame rate and resolution. AMD's Llano is the first generation APU (PS: it should be for the desktop market) that integrates the kernel of 2-4 HD 6000 serial cards, but its game performance is better than the Intel set, but the CPU performance is not satisfactory until the Raven Ridge Ryzen APU is published in 2017 to provide a stable swim under 720p. If the performance is properly set, the resolution of 1080p is also acceptable.
2013: FX-9590 recaptures 5GHz Champion
In 2013, AMD launched the FX-9590 processor, again winning Intel in the frequency war, the base frequency 4.7GHz, and the acceleration frequency 5GHz, the first commercial frequency to reach the 5GHz processor. 5 years later, Intel reached the 5GHz frequency by issuing Core i7-8086K.
However, taming the FX-9590 processor is not easy, and the TDP power consumption is as high as 220W. Only a limited number of motherboards support the processor.
2013: Temashan Kabini becomes the first X86 SoC processo
In 2013, the competition of the tablet computer processor market is very fierce. Most of the products on the market use ARM processor. AMD shows Temash and Kabini APU on CES in the same year. This is the first X86 SoC processor. Among them, Tesmash is 2 core, 4 core APU, main frequency 1GHz, TDP are 4W and 8W respectively, mainly forWindows8 flat and mixed notebook. Kabini also uses 2 core, 4 core architecture, 1GHz to 2.2GHz, TDP is higher, and the lowest model also needs 9W, which exceeds 25W.
2017: Ryzen Threadripper 1950X brings more cores to the HEDT platform
This needless to say, everyone knows, AMD launched the Ryzen Threadripper processor last year, up to 16 core 32 threads, the world's first desktop 16 core processor, the flagship 1950X frequency 3.4GHz, the acceleration frequency 4.0GHz, 180W TDP, the four channel DDR4 memory channel and 64 groups of PCIe 3 channels.