Originally Posted by NotUrAverageJoe
I think you are mistaken my friend.
IPS = IPC x CPU Frequency
How are they going to raise their IPS without working on the IPC? Bulldozer already has a very high frequency. Going from a 4.8Ghz OC to 5.3 OC will make a minimal difference. And the flaws ARE do to its nature - longer pipe/higher latencies give you a severe penalty on calculations or programs that need to access cache as quickly as possible - and that's just part of the problem. We could have a 5 page discussion about the different design flaws of BD. Even a 15% boost in IPC would only make it dead even clock for clock with the Phenom II architecture.
AMD needs to swallow it's pride and scrap this roadmap. Release a Phenom III that incorporates the new power advancements planned for Piledriver + new optimizations of BD and they'll at least be competitive. We don't have 2-3 years to wait for this new roadmap to bear fruit.
No, you're mistaken.
IPS can be brought up through IPC or the frequency, as you said. And going from 4.8 to 5.3 does in fact make a difference. Just plug the numbers into your equation and see. The latencies are a flaw of its execution, and a major weakness of this generation, not a part of the bulldozer design. The longer pipeline IS a part of the design, and is not an inherent problem.
If they were to scrap their roadmap and future Piledriver/Steamroller based products, it would be a DISASTER
for AMD. They would be out of the market in no time. You can't make a new competing core come out of thin air.