Originally Posted by dixson01974
Originally Posted by Stay Puft
Now onto Steamroller. Projected 20-30% better IPC then "Piledriver". With haswell only being around 10% better then ivy this is the best opportunity to fire back at intel and i believe dethrone them in Mainstream and Enthusiast.
This is what people said about BD over Phenom II and PD over BD. Which we all know that Phenom II is a little better than BD and PD is about the same has Phenom II.
If you've read the benchmarks in most cases PD is a solid improvment over both BD and Phenom in IPC. And it has has higher clocks to go with the higher IPC, with similar wattage.
As for this 'amd uses more power' thats only half true. Look at the PD APU line. You can buy 4 cores, a highish clock speed, an ok IPC, and decent starter gaming gpu in 65watts and for $120. As far as I'm concerned, thats more impressive then anything Intel has it offer, even if it's IBs still have a bit higher IPC.
And an unlocked multi