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5 thing amd do better than intel

Now is the best time to assess the seemingly enduring battle for CPU hegemony: AMD and Intel, the latter just released a new batch of 10th-gen Comet LakeS processors.

Intel appears to be intending to compete directly with Zen 2 architecture Ryzen CPUs, not just logic upgrades and innovations to existing chips. It is unclear if Intel has achieved this. In any case, the new Comet LakeS processor is not revolutionary. Intel's field business is the same as ever: there are almost no compelling innovations, there are no risks, and Intel is almost iconically flat, yet comforting, predictable.

Although Intel did its best to paint Comet LakeS with marketing paint, touting the chip as the best chip since sliced bread, the reality is far less fascinating. The CPU may be freshly released, but AMD's Zen 2 roster may still be Intel's thorny eye. In this spirit, here are five things AMD does better than Intel.

This point hardly needs to be introduced: AMD products have historically been much cheaper than Intel. Although Comet LakeS does reduce the traditional premium associated with Intel products, this benefit may be short-lived.

A quick glance at Intel’s specifications and pricing tables for the launch of the Comet LakeS series will make this clear. The flagship Core i910900K, priced at $488, is very competitive for Intel, especially its 10 cores, 20 threads, 3.7 GHz base clock speed, a boost of up to 5.3 GHz and 125 W TDP.

In contrast, AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X was launched last summer at a price of $499, and contains 12 cores, 24 threads, 3.8 GHz base clock speed, 4.6 GHz boost and 105 W TDP. Although they are not completely comparable, they will compete for the same performance market space for gamers and content creators.

At first glance, Intel seems to be moving towards a price/performance value previously only found in AMD products. In a sense, Intel assigns these prices to compete with AMD's direct rival models. The rest of the

Intel Comet LakeS product line also showed roughly the same situation, steadily falling to the entry-level Core i310100, 4 cores, 8 threads, 3.6 GHz base clock speed, 4.3 GHz surge, and 65 TDP. W priced at $ 122.

It's hard not to see bargains on Intel's new line, but "new" is the valid word here. Intel's goal is to match the price set by AMD almost a year ago. The older the product, the more likely it is that the company will cut prices (at least in the case of AMD), especially AMD's next-gen Zen 3 chip is expected to go on sale in late 2020.

When these new CPUs are released, AMD will naturally lower the price of the Zen 2 Ryzen product line and Intel, if it has a long history, it will firmly stick to its price. This means that AMD chips will once again regain the edge in terms of price versus performance value.

For those who want to spend more money, AMD Zen 3 will keep it simple: the new architecture should provide more benefits than Comet LakeS. Intel's latest chips will be placed in no man's land, no matter if we are considering price or performance, they will not stand out.

When it comes to compute nodes, AMD is clearly far ahead of Intel. We just have to look at the fact that Comet LakeS CPUs use the outdated 14nm process, which is almost ten years old at the moment. On the other hand, for the past year, AMD is proud to showcase its use of TSMC's 7nm process in Ryzen and Radeon products.

Additionally, Intel's turbulent relationship with 10 nanometers is well documented, and the company said it does not expect to use 7 nanometer chips until at least the end of next year. On the other hand, AMD is considering the Zen 4 5nm chip in 2022. If TSMC's initial 5nm compute density estimates increased 1.84 times, then this jump will make AMD further ahead of Intel.

Additionally, AMD has plans to achieve its next generation leap in the form of the Zen 3 architecture. Although there are still plans to use an enhanced 7nm process node (move to extreme ultraviolet lithography), there are also many advantages in other places, that is, the transistor density is expected to increase by 20%, resulting in a 10% reduction in power. consumption. In other words, higher clock speeds can reduce power consumption.

Additionally, there is noise about the introduction of a 10% increase in instructions per clock, a larger cache size, and the new simultaneous multi-threading feature that allows a single core to use four threads (16-core CPU, 64 threads, anyone?). In fact, we can see a significant improvement in overall performance.

Of course, we can expect that AMD’s historically more competitive pricing structure will have an impact when Zen 3 products arrive. As mentioned above, this will lead to price cuts for the current Zen 2 series.

Unless AMD has the final say, we don't know the details, but if we believe the rumors released in 2020, we should know it sooner.

On the other hand, Intel seems to be in a state of uncertainty. At present, 14 nm is likely to be aggravated by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on schedules, manufacturing and distribution.

Gone are the days when AMD was seen as a weak person competing with AMD in all aspects. Today, AMD's name is almost everywhere, thrown from the data center market to gamers through mobile laptops.

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A name familiar to game players, consoles, or others.

Similarly, from architectural enthusiasts to pre-designed OEM products, AMD is now a non-existent choice, but is sought after. Topend builds now widely use AMD CPUs, and in the past, everything except Intel was unknown, except for those with limited budgets, they chose the second best option.

From the perspective of performance and price, AMD is no longer regarded as a viable alternative to Intel, but an excellent product in many aspects.

Thanks to the expert guidance and basic insights of the CEO Dr. Lisha Su, AMD has regained the reputation that faded ten years ago. What followed was a certain kind of soft power, which AMD made perfect use in its current confrontation with Intel. The rather mediocre

Comet LakeS CPU products will only support this, and the arrival of the AMD Zen 3 products later this year will support that as well. All in all, AMD has not only successfully reversed its own fate, it has also successfully reversed the public's perception of its products.

An interesting aspect of Intel's new Comet LakeS series is the introduction of the new 400 series chipset. Now the new chipset is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, in theory, innovation should bring victory to consumers. The problem with the three new chipset variants

H410, B460 and Z490 is that they bring a new socket LGA 1200. The new slot means a major impact on new motherboards and compatibility. However, this makes sense; Intel expects to use the Z490 chipset in its 11th-generation Rocket Lake CPUs. Therefore, although compatibility may be lacking at this time, it may change in the future. However, Intel’s changes mean that anyone focusing on the construction of Intel’s previous generation of chips will not be able to upgrade to a 10th generation CPU; they will have to pay some cash for the new compatible motherboard. PC construction is not cheap at the beginning, so having to replace two more expensive components will naturally delay a lot, especially because the performance improvement of Comet LakeS is not so significant, reportedly no more than 15%. . The

AMD camp has a completely different picture. The company's latest batch of high-end CPUs, the Ryzen 9 series, is backward compatible with previously existing chipsets. So the upgrade is much easier, only need to buy a new CPU, because these new models still use the AM4 socket on the old motherboard.

In a market where consumers spend a lot of money, any savings will definitely attract attention and cause manufacturers to seriously consider moving the next version of their CPU/socket/chipset arrangement compatibility to AMD.

Similarly, AMD also caters to those who want to switch to motherboards with updated chipsets, such as the AM4 X570 slot, and the latest features such as PCIe 4.0 and 32GB/s bandwidth in one slot. x16. AMD

covers two types of consumers: those who want to reduce costs, and those who are willing to pay for new motherboards and CPUs. There is no doubt that genetic compatibility is one of AMD's most powerful attributes.

Believe it or not, the gibberish disguised as a lunatic a few years ago is now a reality. Well, at least according to AMD. On AMD’s first quarter 2020 earnings conference call, CEO Lisa Su proudly revealed that the company’s Ryzen CPUs now account for more than 50% of global high-end desktop processor sales.

More precisely, Lisa revealed that both the Ryzen 3000 series and the Ryzen 2000 series are very popular with consumers and are among the best sellers on the global list of retail bestsellers. This is very interesting, because although the advantages of the Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 series chips are well documented and certainly send a clear message to Intel, the Ryzen 2000 series, despite its age, continues to attract consumers. This shows that AMD's appeal spans multiple generations.

Considering our previous opinion that AMD offers a better price / performance ratio, this should not surprise us. AMD products are over-marketed and their prices are ridiculously low, which also helps in this regard.

Although AMD undoubtedly wants to embellish this achievement and show its comeback story as a marketing tool, the evidence is in the pudding. On Amazon, nine of the top ten best-selling CPUs are, you guessed it, AMD products. The situation on other PC hardware retail websites is roughly the same.

Related to this is that, according to a survey by the European Hardware Association, nearly two-thirds of PC enthusiasts now choose AMD over Intel. Backing this up is the latest CPUbenchmark market share report, which shows that AMD's global market share is the same as Intel's, regardless of CPU type. It has not reached 50%, but if the situation continues the same it will soon. The promotion of Zen 3 architecture chips this year may make this happen sooner.

The point here is not to overshadow Intel. In terms of gaming performance and Hyper-Threading technologies, the company is still in a leading position. There is a reason that Intel has dominated the last quarter of a decade. Similarly, by any imagination, the Comet LakeS CPU is not a bad product and should provide a nice generational leap for those who are firmly rooted in the Intel field.

However, Intel's dominance is not as obvious as before. In today's competitive landscape between AMD and Intel, even the use of the word "domain" seems out of place. AMD's earnings are too significant and impressive. Chapter

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