Originally Posted by FlailScHLAMP
4.7 is 1ghz.., also only talking about the CPU, igpu is waiting on software to leverage its yet to be seen advantage (and if it is done right advantage might be a bit of an understatement)
this doesn't seem to be a thermal barrier from what i can tell..
considering that we are also talking about a chip for enthusiasts. would you be happy with a steam roller that doesn't clock better then your Vishera in an 8 core format?
the processes to produce kaveri and the process to produce vishera are different. i don't know or understand the specifics
but i would rather a higher performance process to be used on a high performance enthusiast chip
i still stand by my past post, a steamroller FX before q4 2014 would be near suicide for AMD.
1. high performance processes isn't ready,
2. HSA support is waiting to take off.
3. enumerable lunch bugs to fix
4. XDMA compatibility yet to be turned on
5. no socket to support it right now.
I can't see amd dropping the igpu just to make a SR fx sooner when that was the point of steam roller, parallelism i can't see them ditching that on a semi stagnant platform that can be revived in a mediocre way once mantle hits ( i say mediocre because no all devs are using it and all that jazz) and all they have to do for that is tweak software and make sure that FX chips are available when it finally works on certain high profile titles *cough* star citizin *cough*
there is just no logic in releasing steam roller without an igpu or a way to talk directly with dGPU (xdma stuff here boyo) and going xdma limits it to all of 3 graphic chips.. and their second variations (so 6 models.)
so they are stuck with exclusivity if they want to do it. woot woot SR FX but its only better then vishera when paired with a r9 290+
nobody wants that..