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AMD comeback time wooooo wheee.gif finally, an article with focus and the proper "revolutionary" title that should always be attached to "HSA"!

 

I'm tempted to move away from AM3+ and towards FM2 with Richland (transofrming my full size x6 rig into a mini-ITX FM2 rig) with future provision for HSA-enabled Kaveri biggrin.gif

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Can't wait. Maybe I'll shell out some money to upgrade. smile.gif
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Damn. I was reading that Richland would have an ARM core built onto it but this roadmap discredits that. Oh well, better graphics performance = win.
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AMD comeback time wooooo wheee.gif finally, an article with focus and the proper "revolutionary" title that should always be attached to "HSA"!

I'm tempted to move away from AM3+ and towards FM2 with Richland (transofrming my full size x6 rig into a mini-ITX FM2 rig) with future provision for HSA-enabled Kaveri biggrin.gif

Agreed. FM2 is looking like a great platform to get invested into. I might be following suite on this.
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Damn. I was reading that Richland would have an ARM core built onto it but this roadmap discredits that. Oh well, better graphics performance = win.

It might still be there but not on the roadmap as it won't be a traditional core but one designed for security IIRC. Might not be big enough info for the newer roadmaps which generally deal with marketing talking points (performance, cores, efficiency, etc.)
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i just wanna see what they can do with FX this time.
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hopefully steamroller will be out do the old apus and i hope steamroller is better than bulldozer and piledriver
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Oooh, this seems nice for a mini ITX server/HTPC huh! biggrin.gif
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i just wanna see what they can do with FX this time.

Same. I might look at an APU for a SFF/HTPC, but for my main rig I like the FX series.
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hopefully steamroller will be out do the old apus and i hope steamroller is better than bulldozer and piledriver

Well AMD has shown us they can pull some nice tricks out of a matured process (Phenom >> Phenom II on 45nm). They also had issues with the arch itself it seems, and power consumption kept their high clocking arch restrained a bit. PD has shown that some fixes and a little maturity on the process can yield decent increases.

I was hopeful with PD after the let down that BD was. It delivered pretty well. I just hope I'm not getting my hopes up. But again, AMD is using the same arch with improvements over BD and PD and they also don't have to worry about issues with a radically different architecture than traditional, and they also don't have to worry about a brand new process node to get the hang of. This with RCM and expected cache and latency tweaks that they couldn't implement yet similar to Intel, prospects are looking up for AMD. As long as Intel struggles to see big increases IB not being much of an upgrade from SB, and they seem to be focusing on efficiency over performance now. AMD has an opening. So if AMD gets into gear and can produce whats expected of them, we might be looking at a much more competitive market in 2013/2014.

Things are looking up. Oh and if software continues to move toward more and more threads, this could help as well. I believe even BD did quite well when software was able to utilize all the cores and the arch itself properly. If 6-8 threads were normal for software today, things would look quite different even now. Gotta try to put my excitement in check. Just hard when things are finally looking so good for AMD.
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Sorry to use Intel terminology, but I think this is just a big tick that'll be followed by a much bigger tock. Excavator cores and full HSA implementation? biggrin.gif
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