AMD came back into the market about a year ago and there was a lot of hype created around AMD Ryzen and And Vega. While Vega did not do too well, Ryzen has taken the company to new heights under the leadership of AMD CEO Lisa Su. AMD has announced a couple of new products coming out including AMD Threadripper Gen 2, AMD EPYC and we already have the AMD Ryzen 2000 series CPUs on the market.
Team Red has moved to the 12nm process for their CPUs and the upcoming GPUs will be based on the 7nm process. Intel, on the other hand, has been having issues with the 10nm process and the current as well as upcoming CPUs will be based on the 14nm process. This is alarming as a jump to a smaller process results in an increase in performance and better efficiency which AMD is providing but Intel will not.
As of right now, we only have 6 core Intel CPUs and while we have been hearing about Intel CPUs with 8 cores coming out later this year, some might argue that it is too late. AMD has been selling 8 Core Ryzen CPUs for more than a year now and we have also got a refresh which has increased performance and efficiency. Team Red has been able to make all the necessary tweaks needed in order to make Ryzen 2000 series even better.
Seeing how Intel is going to bring us 14nm based CPU yet again, not only does that sound really dull, I am not expecting much from the company either. Intel needs to pull off some really big moves and as of right now, I am not sure what those are going to be. Bringing an 8 core CPU to the market might not be enough.
Surely there are fans that are waiting for Intel 8 core CPUs, they are going to buy Intel and only Intel. Other people have seen the value that team red is bringing to the table and have switched.
Let us know what you think about the state of the CPU market and what you expect to see from both companies and which side you think will win.