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The issue with Tachyum is that their sales pitch isn’t that compelling any more because of new Arm server chips. At best they might have slightly better throughput on a slightly smaller die at slightly lower power, but the Ampere Altra already comes with more cores (soon even 128 cores in the Altra Max), and a 3.3 GHz OoO will be more consistent than a 4.0 GHz Tachyum, especially as the Tachyum only looks 4-wide, even if Tachyum claim to win some benchmarks here and there. 20% differences won’t be enough to steal market share from established architectures.
This is not to say the Tachyum Prodigy isn’t extremely cool. They’ve progressed very quickly and I’m a fan of architectural diversity.