The battle between AMD and Intel has never been more intense. Intel has enjoyed the majority of the market share but things are now changing. AMD is doing impressive innovation in the processor space. Meanwhile, rival Intel has done nothing more than release slightly better yet more expensive generations every year. With AMD’s Matisse, the competition is expected to toughen.

Last updated on September 1st, 2020 at 02:39 am

Intel’s internal memo leaked a few hours ago and it is a very interesting look into how the company sees AMD. When you read the entire thing, one point is clear as day, Intel now sees AMD has a formidable foe. Intel itself admitted in the document that AMD is more innovative at a reasonable price. Some of AMD’s products offer better performance per dollar compared to Intel.

AMD announced its Matisse line of chips earlier this year and Intel knows the challenges it poses. According to the leaked document, Intel expects Matisse to outperform 9th-generation Coffee Lake CPUs in multi-threaded workloads, such as heavy content creation. This aspect is nothing new, AMD has mostly been favored by developers and content creators due to its ability to perform better during heavy workloads.

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors are likely to lead AMD’s Ryzen-based products on lightly threated productivity benchmarks as well as gaming benchmarks. For multi-threaded workloads, such as heavy content creation workloads, AMD’s Matisse is expected to lead.

What Is AMD Matisse and Why Intel is Concerned?

At Computex 2019, AMD officially revealed Ryzen 3000. AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed Zen 2 Chipset-based architecture. The same architecture used in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett. AMD shared the Ryzen 9 product line with the all-powerful Ryzen 9 3900X processor. AMD’s top of the line chip runs at 4.6Ghz boost.

There are a total of fives chips coming this year and all of them are PCIe 4.0 enabled; meaning blistering fast data transfers. AMD Matisse details can be found here.


Ryzen 3900X is the most powerful and expensive member of the Ryzen 9 family.  It is AMD’s very first 12-core desktop CPU with a base clock of 3.8GHz, 6MN of L2 cache and 64MB of L3 cache.  The CPU is power efficient with only 105W.

AMD’s next-generation of Ryzen chips is launching on July 7.