When it comes to the Intel X series CPUs, Intel has been criticized for not knowing what they are doing. It seemed clear that AMD Threadripper was announced at Computex and Intel needed to announce something for face saving. That is why we have been kept in the dark about many specific details when it comes to CPUs with more than 10 cores.
Back before AMD Ryzen came out Intel CEO pointed out that the upcoming AMD CPUs would not be a threat and that Kaby Lake CPUs would be enough to counter the threat. It seems Intel had underestimated what AMD had been working on and the same is the case when it comes to Threadripper.
I think that it is about time that Intel realized that AMD is not playing around. We asked AMD whether or not Intel X series CPUs was a reaction to Threadripper and this is what they said in response:
Q) Do you think that Intel’s announcement of CPUs with more than 10 cores was a knee-jerk reaction to AMD Threadripper?
Industry pundits certainly seem to agree that the new branding and lineup – especially pricing – is in response to AMDs Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper products. We are very pleased to see the industry assert that Ryzen is a disruptive, market-changing product that is beneficial to gamers and creators around the globe.
It’s a humble reply and it is very well worded but I think it is pretty clear that AMD also agrees that the Intel X series CPUs with more than 10 cores are a response to AMD Threadripper. This is not a bad thing as we have always said, competition is great for the consumer. The ball is now in Intel’s court and we will have to wait and see what the company has to offer.
Let us know what you think about Intel X series CPUs and whether or not they are a response to AMD Threadripper CPUs.