HorrorScope wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 16:01:
Simon Says wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 12:48:
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 11:41:
Is Intel throwing in the towel?
For now they don't really have a choice, they've squeezed all they could out of that 14nm+++++∞ cow and 10nm still isn't ready for prime time...
And they just announced they would manufacture their GPUs on TSMC's 7nm+: https://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSKBN29H0EZ
Well my son couldn't wait any longer, we still went intel because you can get current gen AMD. 10600K for him, that is still plenty strong. I can assure the audience that was not the plan, this was supposed to be a 5600x.
In sports and now in tech, availability is a great ability.
As for sockets, for a lot of us, does it even matter? Are we really upgrading CPU's all that often? If you are, sure, but it you wait like 5+ I would just expect a whole new bottom end.
To be fair, Intel's 6 core offerings right now, at the right price, are better price/perf than AMD's Ryzen 5 series. The 10400F in particular is pretty sweet under 200$.