Intel may have an answer, but I question if it's the answer companies are looking for. To my understanding, their next-gen Xeons are basically just 2 of their Xeon 8280s put on the same package. Maybe each die will be cut down a little bit to make it more cost effective, but it won't make a big difference. A single 8280 already costs $10k. Even in an unrealistically best-case scenario where Intel cuts the price in half per-die, that new CPU is still going to be more power hungry and expensive than a single 7742, with roughly the same level of performance. Not to mention, fewer PCIe lanes. And, keep in mind it probably will have to be clocked lower (last I checked, it's still going to be 14nm). I roll my eyes whenever people say "Intel is dead" but seriously, that's an incredibly bleak future if Intel's yet-to-be-released response is already a worse proposition. I'm confident Intel will at some point have a better server product than AMD, but, I have no confidence whatsoever that is going to happen before 2021, and I'm not very confident it'll happen in 2021 either. That's definitely enough time for AMD to gain enough marketshare to fund an even better architecture.