4.17.2007

Penryn 15-40% Better than the Best Core2

At Intel's Q1 2007 Conference Call, when Paul was asked what level of performance they are seeing with the Penryn core, Paul replied by saying that they expect it to be "15 to 40% faster depending on the application than the current best processor, the Core2".


When asked if they expect to retain the technology leadership in spite of the launch of AMD's Barcelona, Paul said, and allow me to quote loosely, that they haven't seen any benchmark from AMD which makes it difficult to make a comparision. But based on what AMD is claiming, Intel expects to hold the performance leadership on the entire Desktop and Server segments for the entire year (2007).

After what's been shown at the IDF, Intel has more credibility in making performance claims at this moment compared to AMD's K10 powerpoint slides.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope the AMD fanbois take this information as religiously as they do that 40% faster info by AMD with K10.

AMD BK Q2 08!!!!!

Scientia from AMDZone said...

I suppose I do. Everytime someone claims a 40% jump in IPC for K10 I always say that that is impossible. Since the information from Intel is vague it seems likely that the 40% refers to very narrow types of code that use the new SSE instructions. Some of the SSE4 instructions are considerably faster.

Roborat, Ph. D. said...

still. a 15-40% performance improvement for a supposedly die shrink which traditionally only give cost reductions and lesser power envelope is an amazing feat.

AMD's 65nm transition gave negative performance improvements.

Scientia from AMDZone said...

roborat

"15-40% performance improvement for a supposedly die shrink which traditionally only give cost reductions and lesser power envelope is an amazing feat."

Not really. Intel has claimed similar gains with each version of SSE.