The best low-power Core is the dual-core quad-threaded 4.5W Core M-5Y71 (4M Cache, up to 2.90 GHz) which is lower power than both the X1 and that i3 and 40% faster than that i3 tested. That is the true comparison between the two designs.
Windows 10 is a proper windows o/s unlike Win 8 and it will spur new buyers because not only is it a good o/s but its support life is now much longer than Win 7 which means all those guys will now come over in time.
Skylake is going to wreck AMD some more over the coming year due to its improved gpu but there maybe a point when AMD becomes a buy within a year or so if Zen is any good. I will buy some then because even with just a modern Athlon64 Stars chip which Zen should be at least they will be more higher up in the Intel sku stack to pick up more crumbs revenue. It will also have SMT, finally !, which means it should be better than just a modern A64 Stars chip. However AMD is typically lousy and late in execution so I will want to see solid proof first before buying their stock again (I sold in the 30s about10 years ago).
I just don't think it is anything special now like you and the author do. The only time it gets close to this low end dual-core i3 Core sku is either in throughput (with twice/quadruple the cores) or using crypto. In single-thread it is not really close to a Core running at ultimately half its native speed. Benchmarks conclusions are often about interpreting what you are looking at rather than just going wow at the headline graphs presented to you. Let me also put this performance in PC investor context, AMD went from $2 to $42 with a ~10% Athlon64 performance advantage over Pentium 4, Core 2 and its descendents eventually sent it back down to $2 with an initial 20% performance advantage over Athlon64 which has widened with the Bulldozer architectural own-goal by AMD. With both at their native top-speeds the top line Core is ~200% faster in single-thread than A57 and the top AMD chip ~100% faster so ARM is still many miles away from challenging either x86 in performance, just look further up at those linux charts where the i7s are hanging out not an an artificial sku like i3.
A lot of Intel's tray prices are never accurate from day 1, they never get updated, big OEMs get around 50% discount to everyone else and Intel often sells skus at or even less than die cost when it wants to get marketshare meaning your preoccupation with tray prices is irrelevant. The point is that 2.1 Ghz i3 has twice the single-thread performance of the A57 which is more than good enough to maintain a healthy price premium over it. As Core goes up to 4 Ghz and down to about 2W a core, any skus that are under encroachment from the ARMy can just be retired and replaced by more performant skus dropped in to replace them. This might cost Intel a fraction of a per cent in gross margins but it is just noise in the long run. Only AMD has the potential to seriously disturb Intel in the future depending on what ZEN looks like when it comes out of the oven, ARM chips have always been red herring paper tigers in comparison.
Intel already has more than sufficient cpu/gpu performance in its phone chips for the mainstream and lower markets. It just needs to get its SoC chip cost basis right over the next two years by getting more IP integrated on its native 14nm.
Intel is the one that is gaining the most marketshare in both tablets and phones while completely shutting out ARM chips in its legacy PC/Server territory. Zenphone 2 is a great selling product with only 22nm Moorefield. Next year 14nm Broxton gets to flex its muscles to gain more share. Intel has all the time in the world to gain share in the phone market from which it has started from a 0% base. Unlike the ARM posers though it is actually gaining share in its new target markets rather than just bloviating about it.
yeah ARM is improving its processors over time, 20nm A57 is now more performant per core than a 15 year old 180nm Pentium III, congratulations on joining the not so slow party ! ;-)
williamszxz has nothing to offer but his big uneducated mouth and childish taunts. Oh and he was very late to this party too because his idea of DD is following the highest gainers list every day and picking out the ones on the very top ;-).
p.s. it also shows what I told you over years ago, these big.little chips would only be of use in throughput applications.
No, it only shows what four A57 cores and four A53 cores can do against a dual-core Core running at only 2.1 GHz, i.e. still come up short despite four times as many cores. Core goes up to eight cores in the top model running close to 4 GHz.
Then sell and move-on. We don't want any of your passive-aggressive manic-depressive bi-polar nonsense here, leave that for the IMSC board where all the other kooks live.
Got my 2.62 finish to maintain a good TA support set-up, next week price should pick up again. Fundamentals wise it's been a great week, this company's product is truly disruptive and so needed by all the prostrate sufferers and we will all do well financially out of by being here at its testing end and production birth. Have a nice weekend all, next week we go again ! ;-)
None at all.
Fundamentals decide where a stock eventually ends up but TA indicates how it gets there. Let me explain, when this stock dropped sharply it exposed a lot of historical resistance (and new dropping historical moving averages) around this area (I know because I paged thru this stock's whole historical prices right back to 1997) that now needs to be overcome again with trading volume. The good fundamentals now will provide the buying interest and volume to churn thru this resistance in time.
My only TA concern was that all moving averages since that big drop in November, which actually contain the majority of the historical trading volume in this stock, remain under the stock to. provide buoyant support pressure. This was true up until yesterday. If the stock finishes at least 2.62 today that recent moving average support pyramid will be established. Once this stock eventually hits 5.75 which is above all its moving averages, 6-10 will come a lot easier than breaking 3 has done. I used exactly the same analysis and predicted once INTC went over 26 it would move much more freely than under it and sure enough it went to 37.90 when everybody else said it was range-bound in the mid-twenties forever and ever.
It's still relatively high for this stock. If this continues the resistance around this area will be overcome in time. I am looking for a 2.62 finish to maintain the moving average support pyramid that's forming under this stock.
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