Last 2 years of Intel in single CPU space were not too bad. Hyperthreading, faster FSB, SSE3 etc.
But what about Dual and Quad CPU x86 systems ?
How long Intel will be sitting on shared bus architecture? It is really major problem, and no amount of cache on Xeon CPUs or FSB speedup is going to solve it. Hypertransport is flourishing meanwhile on multi-CPU IBM/Apple and AMD systems.
So, where is Intel going with shared bus/memory architecture? Will we be it the same place 2 years from now?
Cmon time to make some changes. Good CPUs need good memory bus.
I hope Im missing something, but I dont see how shared (memory) bus will do it anymore.