AMD IPC Finally Caught Up After Six Slow Years
We know this story. Intel got in it’s tick-tock groove with alternating process/architecture generations of CPUs. AMD managed to get stuck in a low performance rut.
Current Intel CPUs Finally Double Speed of Nehalem
When I built my current PC, an Intel Core i7-920 Nehalem based system, it was a significant upgrade from the AMD Athlon XP based system I had before. On a single threaded workload, it was almost three times faster. With a multi-threaded workload it was 13 times faster.