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AMD hedged its low-power CPU bets on the "Bobcat" micro-architecture for the past two years now. Intel's Atom line of low-power chips caught up in power-efficiency, CPU performance, to an extant iGPU performance, and recent models even feature out-of-order execution. AMD unveiled its next-generation "Jaguar" low-power CPU micro-architecture for APUs in the 5W - 25W TDP range, targeting everything from tablets to entry-level notebooks, and nettops.

http://www.techpowerup.com/180394/AMD-quot-Jaguar-quot-Micro-architecture-Takes-the-Fight-to-Atom-with-AVX-SSE4-Quad-Core.html
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Looking good AMD. biggrin.gif
     
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I like the sounds of this. Deliver the Linux drivers AMD and I will throw my money and anyone else's money at you.

Funny reading the comments about people complaining about the Atom (specifically N450). They sadly never got to see what the Atom could do because of Windows. I still don't get what Intel saw in even considering sticking with Windows for the Atom but they deserve the result...near extinction of a whole CPU design.

Come on AMD.
     
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Sounds like good news on the PC gaming side, the architecture's capabilities might give developers an initiative to pay more attention to PC ports.
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Interesting....

The PS4 that was announced today is said to have 8 cores, and according to this Jag can perform out of order execution, which will really kick up the efficiency of the console. Good news all around, for console and low power systems alike.
    
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Interesting....

The PS4 that was announced today is said to have 8 cores, and according to this Jag can perform out of order execution, which will really kick up the efficiency of the console. Good news all around, for console and low power systems alike.

It's a special production chip, TDP should start around 40-60w or so.
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It's a special production chip, TDP should start around 40-60w or so.

Yes, the point I was getting at is that the Jag in the PS4 will have the same features as the regular Jags. Which are huge improvements for consoles. biggrin.gif
    
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I like the sounds of this. Deliver the Linux drivers AMD and I will throw my money and anyone else's money at you.

Funny reading the comments about people complaining about the Atom (specifically N450). They sadly never got to see what the Atom could do because of Windows. I still don't get what Intel saw in even considering sticking with Windows for the Atom but they deserve the result...near extinction of a whole CPU design.

Come on AMD.

Linux was horrific on atom platforms. Half the time the atom models weren't even supported. The problem Intel did with atom, initially, and still today, is force distributors to use 1 GB of memory and these horrific HDDs. The moment you throw in 2-4 GB of memory and an SSD, they don't actually perform all that bad.

The second mistake was the iGPU performance; but given Intel's ULV Sandy and Ivy Bridge models, Atom can really start to be ditched. They already have SB/IB ULV in laptops under the 500 dollar range. The only thing AMD needs to do in order to compete with Intel in this sector is to greatly improve their CPU architecture which they seem to be accomplishing here. Their iGPU already performs similar, if not better, in support and performance of applications.

I'm glad to see that they are shifting back towards the more traditional route of designing around a sensible and ethically sound (engineering wise) approach to their CPU design. AMD made a huge mistake in bulldozer by making chips designed in mind for the future on future technologies that nearly took years to even be somewhat considered a standard years later. AMD needs to focus more on the now and less on fairy-tail technologies of the future. Not saying they shouldn't invest into such technologies, but they can make ends meet by meeting today's demands and keeping the future on the side; like how engineers typically operate. Problem solvers while being open minded.
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4 independent cores. Winning. 28nm? Sweet.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 2/20/13 at 10:25pm
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Yes, the point I was getting at is that the Jag in the PS4 will have the same features as the regular Jags. Which are huge improvements for consoles. biggrin.gif

I too said that, being that a huge improvement for consoles should mean a huge improvement for PC [gaming]. biggrin.gif
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