Sunday, March 12, 2006

Henri Richard on Intel's future

From this interview, he seems to understand more than Mooly Eden on key issues. Intel folks are in denial, when the world+dog knows NGMA is Bob Colwell's P3. But Henri Richard said something that surprised me:

"I saw recently a comparison of what's been disclosed of the NGMA, compared to what's been disclosed of the AMD K8 architecture, in the sense of predictive branching, buffering, pipelining and so on. And when you look at their NGMA, it looks like the K8 more than anything else. As they move away from Prescott and into their new products, it's really a mirror, a much closer mirror image of the K8 than previously, with the exception of course of the integrated memory controller."

So, Intel amateurs also "borrowed" a lot of stuff from K8, according to AMD's grand masters.

Going forward, Mr. Richard promised higher IPC for integer and floating point performance, higher clocks, larger cache, more scalability and what customers want:

"We don't need something new, we just need to continue down the path of improving memory bandwidth through new technologies, improving speed, through faster clock rates, larger caches, and, in certain areas that are driven by customers who demand improvement, absolute performance. It's clear that we will improve both the integer and floating-point performance of our cores, independently of improvements in transistor technology, manufacturing technology and so forth."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intel is clearing out its old chips.

The Q2 2006 of both Dell and Intel will be BAD.

10:40 AM, March 13, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

INTEL may even see operating loss in 2Q06, based on the current situation. The hyping at IDF has put purchases of INTEL technology to a halt.

12:00 PM, March 13, 2006  

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