HorrorScope wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 22:37:
Intel could have a lot more money if they could figure out how to make a much faster processor in the $300 range. Static over here. It's not like we don't want to buy, you just aren't giving us a reason. Are we at the end?
It seems we actually are at the end of the what performance we can expect out of a single core... this, or Intel has serious FAB issues.
It's also interesting because the DX12 Intel performance scaling test shows that DX12 properly done allows for a huge performance gain depending on how many cores you have (up to a performance ceiling dictated, currently, by the GPU/driver)
This means single cpu core performance level is actually the PRIMARY ISSUE of low FPS for games running on anything lower than DX12, and I assume properly done Vulkan will show the same patterns.
This means the only way is the way to many cores, 128 or 256 cores, and this will also mean that single core performance for older non-threadable applications will be downright horrible.
So what is a CPU maker to do? Either more cores or more efficiency, but it seems they can't make more efficient and more cores with faster single core performance...