Just What does Intel Have up Its Sleeve in Response to Ryzen?
Posted by Zarathustra 11:37 AM (CST)
Monday February 27, 2017
Well, a little birdie has whispered in our ears, not much.
We posted this last night while many of you were in bed, but thought it was interesting enough for a mid-day refresh, so it doesn't fall off the front page.
This reportedly showed up on Intel's intranet this past week:
Could we be seeing a repeat of the K7/Netburst era with Intel having to play catch-up for a change? Maybe abandoning the tick-tock strategy
and keeping 8th generation Core chips on 14nm
in the face of limited competition to their x86 products was a little premature?
If their response to Ryzen is to emphasize low end i3 chips and features such as their new Optane high speed storage technology
, instead of high end CPU's, the answer to that could be "maybe".