Intel's Kaby Lake A Non-Event For AMD RyZen

Intel (INTC) finally announced the release of Kaby Lake, a 14nm process and the third attempt from the giant in producing chips with this dye size. The “Iris Plus” integrated graphics will probably underperform that of AMD’s GPU solution.



The chip naming convention is needlessly complex. Intel has the H, U, and Y-series. The selling features are or are not: TDP, clock speed, number of cores, and L3 cache size.

This is hardly a big upgrade from Skylake. An overclocked Intel 2600K will suffice. AMD now has the opportunity of outshining Intel on price and performance.

AMD Shined in 2016

AMD made 2016's returns. Nearly all of it. Here is the proof:

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Above, AMD's bar repeats for every time an article covers the stock here..

  • Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is a strong second place, with a 150% return.
  • Thanks to a fellow VALUE STOCKS follower here, request for coverage on AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) proved beneficial. AKS returned nearly 100%.
  • A buyout offer for InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) returned investors an annualized 1,300% (50% return in 2 weeks).
  • Fad stocks, including 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) ended the year up after the article post.

Some bearish ideas did not play out:

  • Seagate Technologies (NASDAQ:STX) bottomed at below $19 and closed 100% higher. Western Digital (NYSE:WDC)'s bullish call offset the bear squeeze on STX.

In the pharmaceutical space, continual coverage on Valeant's (VRX) turnaround did not yield positive returns...yet.


Disclosure: Long AMD.

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Chris Lau 7 years ago Author's comment
Frank Underwood 7 years ago Member's comment

The page with the $NVDA video link isn't working.

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