03 September 2015

Pie in the Sky

The new Intel machine, Skylake, is official. Among many, AnandTech does its usual deep dive.

What's shocking, shocking I say, is that all of the write-ups stress that Intel is positioning this tock (or is it tick?) mostly for gamers. If you've been around long enough, you'll recall that each iteration of X86 was to make Windows and Office programs run a bit faster than mud uphill in January (for those in the northern hemisphere). M$ obliged Intel by making each further iteration of Office yet more resource hungry, thus fulfilling the symbiosis contract. No more, of course. Most Office work does very fine on a 2000 Pentium.

It is a sad day for computing.

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