Originally Posted by tkpenalty
OOF. This is unexpected; I think a majority of people expected intel to come up with this first. Even if its not polished and feasible, IBM DOES work with AMD therefore, R&D should not take that long
Did't IBM & AMD announce another milestone along these lines a few months back? Also from what I gathered back then was that Intel was still dealing with logistics problems that were keeping them from getting the tools they needed to perform some R&D on sub 32nm processes. I'm not sure if they're still dealing with that but I wasn't too surprised by this.
What will remain to be seen is how this edge will translate down the road for AMD's operations (Will they catch up to Intel, pass them, keep the edge but still get beat? etc.)