The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD
The two rival chipmakers gear up for one of their most intense bouts yet
Over the last five years, AMD has clawed its way up from being an also-ran in the processor market to a genuine competitor for the crown, making a convincing bid to unseat longtime frontrunner Intel from the top spot. But with both manufacturers in the process of launching new architecture generations, who’s coming out on top?
This week, we’re joined by Laptop Mag editor in chief and co-host of the Noise Cancelling podcast Sherri L Smith to discuss the latest announcements from Intel and AMD, as well as the state of the laptop market and what it all means for the future of hardware innovation.
“At this point in the game, Intel needs some wins. Barbarians are at the gate. Actually, the barbarians have crashed the gate, they are busy looting and pillaging. And walking away with Intel's market share. So they really, really, really need some serious wins. And again, while it would be nice to try to go after Apple, they need to stave off AMD before they start trying to look at Apple.”
“Even though AMD is making these incredible gains, the OEMs have to be a little bit quicker on adoption. So right now, I think Nvidia said they're gonna be in 150 laptops this year, AMD is increasing its portfolio to, I think, 21 systems. So 150, 21, that's a big differential. I think that AMD is definitely poised to win, but they need the support of the OEMs. And I think another year of AMD serving Intel its lunch is going to be the push that OEMs need.”
Read the full transcript here.
- Intel launches 12th-gen Alder Lake processors optimised for Windows 11
- How AMD fought its way back to relevance
- Is AMD finally winning the chip wars?
- Intel claims its new Core i9 CPU outperforms Apple's M1 Max
- Can Pat Gelsinger get Intel back on track?
- Pat Gelsinger says he couldn't resist leading Intel's 'great turnaround'
- Qualcomm's latest chip promises 85% faster Windows-on-ARM machines
- Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2020) review: Powerful, portable – and almost perfect
- Chillblast Fusion Threadripper Pro RTX 3975WX Workstation review: Big name, big specs
- StonePC Lite (Ryzen) review: A winner for price and performance
- Nvidia warns rivals are exploiting uncertainty surrounding Arm’s future
- The IT Pro Podcast Profile: What’s cooking with Nvidia?
- Nvidia takes aim at Intel with first data centre CPU
- AMD unveils Ryzen 6000 laptop processors with RDNA2 graphics
- AMD Epyc Milan server CPUs are "twice as fast" as Intel Xeon
- AMD packs integrated graphics into Ryzen 4000 desktop chips
- Synology RackStation RS2421RP+ review: AMD to the rescue
- Wired2Fire Apollo WS Video Editing Workstation review: Intel processors come back with a bang
- Best of CES 2022: Laptop Mag’s top picks | Laptop Mag
- Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile chips debut at CES 2022 — Can they stack up to AMD and Apple's best? | Laptop Mag
- AMD unveils RX 6000 CPUs and GPUs for gaming laptops and notebooks: Here's what's new | Laptop Mag
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