Do you think that Intel's 2022 CPU lineup will be well ahead of AMD or not?
I don't claim to predict the future accurately. We can be sure that AMD will try to keep their development momentum going, and that Intel are doing what is realistic within their power to both catch up and pass AMD in due course. Either side may do better or worse than expected. My best guess for now is that Alder Lake might release before Zen 4, and as such it could overtake Zen 3 architecture for some time, but Intel will not dethrone overall single socket performance simply by AMD having more big cores.
7 hours ago, ShrimpBrime said:
Supposedly, the 8 larger Golden Cove cores will support Hyper Threading while the Gracemont cores will not. So in total 24 threads.
My gut feeling is that for any performance workload it's best to ignore the small cores altogether. It's just an 8 core CPU. What will be more interesting is when they get around to new HEDT offerings to flesh out higher core counts. Given Ice Lake Server is probably going to be a year late by the time it comes out (from memory Intel first spoke about it being an early 2020 product), it might be rather late to use that as basis. They don't have anything else (known) in that area though.