Originally posted by: skinnybabe i think it's intel coz it has a computing power, performance, and reliability at home and at work...
Same can be said for AMD. Considering AMD CPUs populated the world's fastest super computers, I'd have to say the reliability, computing power and performance is there. With AMD pioneering OpenCL and other facets of computing, I'm going to have to say AMD as they have the complete package and platform to leverage.
I think the answer to this question is obvious: given its performance power and market demand, Intel would continue to exist in future as well.
Regarding to SPEC benchmark and regardless to the next available Opeteron 4000 and 6000 series, I agree that Intel is leading now. Anyway, when above new Opteron will be available on the market ?
nothing goes above my STM32F405.
As long as there's competition we'll have progress. Look what Intel did while AMD was busy gathering itself the last years.
But now that AMD is back intel has to get up from the lazy couch and improve.
If one of them disappears it would be bad for all of us.
Not Immediatelly, but after some time.