The Inquirer linked to a paper AMD just posted, which details what they call the "Intel Tax". It highlights a variety reasons not to chose an Intel based server, including the dozens of SKUs to chose from, spanning four different metal codes, and five different series. They also point out that if you want more that 28 cores you will need to buy additional processors, as well as needing to spend a large amount on upgrades to Gold or Platinum branded CPUs if you want to use the latest memory technology.
No wonder DigiTimes is predicting Intel's market share in the server room may fall below 90% in the coming years.
"As such, AMD's attack on Intel comes across as a bit petty. But then we don't feel too sorry for Intel as one of its top execs launched a big attack on Nvidia a day or so earlier; goodness knows what's in the water over in the US."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- AMD's Navi 20 GPUs could come with Nvidia-rivalling ray-tracing chops @ The Inquirer
- ARM In the Datacenter Isn't Dead Yet @ Slashdot
- It's coooming: Windows 10 October 2018 Update adoption slows ahead of the next release @ The Register
- Kepler may be dead but its data keeps on giving, thanks to AI: Two alien worlds found in archives @ The Register
- Computer Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know @ TechSpot
- Today, WarCraft 1 & 2 get their first-ever digital launch—and it’s on GOG @ Ars Technica
- Can You Live Without the WS2812? @ Hackaday