Rumors? Those were confirmed in Lisa Su's CES keynotes unless you are implying she might be lying in public about AMD's product performance. Wouldn't be a smart thing to do since it would make AMD liable of potential charges of misleading investors.The 12 core 24 thread Ryzen 9 3900x at 499.00 looks rather appealing especially since the rumor is (Again, grain of salt) that they have improved IPC and single core performance to at or near what Intel is at right now. Those release on July 7th, supposedly.
Tell that to investors when they file a class-action lawsuit and gets the SEC involved, usually doesn't end well for the company when investors can demonstrate that statements were made with no basis in reality. Unless Lisa wants to land AMD in a heap of legal trouble, her statements have to be at least somewhat accurate.Companies bold faced lie all the time and then backtrack later or say things were taken out of context.
Any time I've watched these kinds of presentations there is always fine print that state "up to" or some other limitation statement. But when Lisa told everyone 15% IPC improvement, the fine print was nowhere to be found. Either AMD goofed on the slides, or this round is actually packing a legitimate performance punch.I'm not Lisa Su, so I guess I won't need to tell investors anything. LOL.
But I get what you're saying. I'm just saying that it won't be the first time and investors are unlikely to be very reactive because AMD has been doing a good job for a while now of making the products profitable. When you're making money you're a little more willing to forgive and forget, or make allowances. Regardless, it's promising anyhow.
There is no desktop Icelake on the roadmaps, only mobile and embedded that stop at 4C8T. Comet Lake 10C20T is Intel's next desktop chip coming late this year or early next and word is that it may require a new socket to handle its 200+W peak power draw.ICE LAKE will be sold in the second half of the year, so waiting is a wise choice.
Yup, I've had a very similar experience in the past: 1. Everyone said I didn't need a quad core and 4 GB RAM (a long time ago, obviously! - I got both and they lasted really well); 2. Everyone said get AMD, faster and cheaper than Intel - I did and had serious issues with the platform which led me to changing back to Intel within 3 months or so (stability issues with both work and games).Almost 7 years ago, everybody said I only needed the i5-3570k, a quad was all that was needed. The i7-3770k was a waste of $100. So, I bought the i7-3770k and am still running it as my main today, everybody who chipped in and said I was a fool, has now traded up, and up again, after buying the i5-4690k.
Haha, indeed.Well, so long as YOU are happy with things, everything else is pretty much just chafe.