Intel vs. AMD: Who's got the fastest chip now?
Advanced Micro Devices new Trinity chip doesn't deliver the performance trifecta necessary to threaten Intel's market-leading position, according to most initial evaluations.
It's an old story line now: AMD comes out with a new processor that offers better graphics performance, but, overall, does little to change Intel-AMD market dynamics -- which of course heavily favors Intel.
And AMD has done it again. Tapping into the graphics processing unit (GPU) expertise it got when after acquiring ATI in 2006, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company continues to ding Intel on GPU performance. But AMD fails to threaten Intel on central processing unit (CPU) speed and power efficiency. But don't take my word for it. "AMD's Trinity...doesn't unseat [Intel's] Sandy Bridge from its position of performance supremacy," wrote Tom's Hardware, referring to the Intel chip design announced in January of last year.
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