You can always do "better" on cost, but frequently the new CPUs may have
been only faster, or more cache, or hyperthreaded. In other term,
evolutionary rather than revolutionary. In which case the benefits of
waiting were not so great.
But in this case there will be the first ship of a whole new chip
technology, not just a shrink or more cores, but a change like P3 to P4.
It looks as if hafnium gates will allow faster, smaller, and less power
all at once. Based on that, and AMDs coming attractions to hold the
prices down, I expect a real dislocation in the pricing this fall, so
this is a particularly good time to wait.
I won't be offended, but not all six month waits are created equal. ;-)
bill davidsen < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
Beer blog: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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