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post #21 of 361
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Originally Posted by sergionography View Post

well the higher you go in clocks the more you lose frequency/watt advantage. im guessing these mobile parts are clocked at the architectures sweet point so they show such improvements.
this is what AMD had in mind with bulldozer tho :/ man i hate how amd has to fail at first then make it up afterwards, kinda like phenom>phenom II
amd gained some ground now, but need to do even better next round to catch up as it will be time for intels Tick(haswell)

I like to say that AMD suffers from a MS-like release cadence, that is bad release--->good release--->bad release--->good release, and so forth

This doesn't bode well for Kaveri, but hopefully AMD's going to throw their old memory controller out in the trash if they go ahead with their plans to unify GPU/CPU memory space with Steamroller. Other than the shared FPU, that's probably the thing that's hurting them the most. I'm impressed that AMD managed to pull off this much of an improvement in less than a year, though. Like I said before, I think Read is exactly what AMD needed.

Between Haswell and Kaveri, 2013's gonna be an interesting year.
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One of the reviews said available in mobile today and desktop next quarter.. that cant be right... If it is available today someone link me to where we can buy them
 
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One of the reviews said available in mobile today and desktop next quarter.. that cant be right... If it is available today someone link me to where we can buy them

Supposedly it's launching in August. Vishera would be launching in a similar time frame... or at least it's supposed to. Not heard anything about it lately.
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post #24 of 361
So Trinity is only Mobile CPUs?
NVM saw above post! Thanks

I want Desktop right now!
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Supposedly it's launching in August. Vishera would be launching in a similar time frame... or at least it's supposed to. Not heard anything about it lately.

That can't be right? I read that the laptops would be available june 10th
 
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So Trinity is only Mobile CPUs?

For now. Desktop is coming in a few months.
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Anyone else a little disappointed?
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They seem like solid chips. Not really interested in APUs but it's nice that we can get a glimpse of what piledriver will be, and by the looks of it it's going to do OK, even if the single thread perf isn't stellar.
 
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post #29 of 361
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Anyone else a little disappointed?

AMD is probably very worried about battery life on the mobile front... Honestly, the most exciting part of this for me will be the desktop. Piledriver will likely clock like mad on the desktop. It should finally make things a bit more interesting. Honestly, I feel like AMD may have made a good long-term bet in the Bulldozer architecture: as time rolls on, multi-threaded applications will continue to improve, design and process improvements will increase IPC while bringing clock rates even higher into the stratosphere. Although, after the spanking delivered to them by Athlon 64, I'm not sure if Intel will ever lower their guard again.
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post #30 of 361
I don't know if I was expecting too much... but... I couldn't help feeling extremely underwhelmed yet again. All this hype about "how powerful Trinity will be upon release" made it sound like, to me at least, it'll just crush everything on the market and be this revolutionary new thing. It showed that it matched the HD4000... which really, again, is extremely underwhelming. I expected the CPU performance to be higher as well... IPC for the Piledriver cores are still low as feared. I'm still holding onto AMD with SOME faith that they'll come around... however, I'm skeptical at best by this point...


Realistically, this offers good performance if it were priced similarly to the Llano options... but only if they are priced around that area. Games can be played well if you have a good set of RAM like the mobile Corsair Vengeance sets. If you can buff the system's memory bandwidth a bit more, it'll probably show a bit higher performance than what was given here today.
     
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