Quote from earthrace57
No, you misinterpreted.
There were architecture things to artificially boost clockspeed in Pentium, those same tricks are used in Bulldozer.
Clockspeeds and cores don't mean anything. If you can explain the FX-4100 needing an OC to 4.6 GHz to keep up with the i3 2120, be my guest.
You say Trinity is any better than my Celeron, and not by much, considering it is still built upon the Penryn architecture.
I'm simply saying that they aren't designed to game, I don't know anyone who would buy an ultrabook to game.
They are not artificially boosted Piledriver IPC is low there is a difference.
Cores do mean something when you are working with threaded tasks but the per core performance also means a lot.
Comparing any processor clock for clock from different companies is stupid.
I am not saying the fx 4100 is good.
All I am saying is just because something clock for clock is worse means jack squat when one is clocked higher and priced lower.
AMDs current products are not i am not saying they are but saying they suck because they are clock for clock slower then Intel is a stupid argument.
They are slow because of low IPC and low clocks you can counter a low IPC by higher clockspeed.
I never said it was better clock for clock and core for core. I said its better then my Athlon by a long shot and I can browse the web and game just fine. It is better then your celeron why because it is not a single core.
Well you might say cores is a poor count of speed well yes it this came up during the original transition to dual cores from single cores.
It is better to have two weaker cores then 1 strong one hands down. Is it better to have 8 weaker cores then 4 strong no because core performance is not linear.
Exactly they aren't designed to game because Intel has **** poor graphics.
So what group of people are UltraBooks supposed to fill.
Because people who just want internet and light games will get a tablet.
People who want to game and have something in the Ultrabook battery life range will buy AMD Ultrathin
Well Intel has a better cpu.
Well then to that I say well ok who is going to use that anyone that going to want to do actual work wont use that tiny of a screen.