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post #11 of 62
There technically is a northbridge, it's just integrated onto the die.

I doubt we'll see GDDR5 usage for Kaveri outside of tablets and laptops.
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post #12 of 62
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Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post

There technically is a northbridge, it's just integrated onto the die.

You're right, that must be what they meant.
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post #13 of 62
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It's nice that Kaveri has a GDDR5 memory interface, but does that really mean anything to an end-user? It's not like you can go on Newegg and buy a few sticks of GDDR5 to run. That feature benefits the PS4, but does nothing for the PC market.

The enhancements that boost IPC are interesting, if AMD can deliver. This reminds me so much of the Pentium 4 days, when it seemed like every new model was Intel saying, "OK, we fixed this crap-tacular flaw this time around..."

The motherboard could have onboard ram like amd boards did a few years ago.
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post #14 of 62
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Call me in 2014 when they release SR because by then I will be on my Haswell-E system.

You sure about that? Ivy-E got delayed to the end of 2013.
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post #15 of 62
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You sure about that? Ivy-E got delayed to the end of 2013.

I've always found it interesting how the *codename*-E is released shortly before the release of the next-gen CPUs.
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I've always found it interesting how the *codename*-E is released shortly before the release of the next-gen CPUs.

Shortly after this time... Actually quite a bit after the initial release of Haswell...
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I've always found it interesting how the *codename*-E is released shortly before the release of the next-gen CPUs.

The -E, -EN , -EP, and -EX line are generally released after the microarchitecture launches. These are basically server parts so their is additional validation, tweaks, and yield improvements that are done.
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post #18 of 62
Still waiting for something from AMD with a little more punch per core than Sandy & Ivy before I upgrade CPU's again.
Gimme what I need, Steamroller!


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post #19 of 62
AMD did state that they no longer had any plans to compete against Intel in a performance race a while ago. Although I don't expect Steamroller to be able to match Ivy Bridge's single-threaded performance, I'm looking forward to games using more than two cores effectively. Crysis 3's multicore support style.

EDIT: And maybe throw in some additional GPU computing support.
post #20 of 62
AMD definitely has plans to compete against Intel in performance. Just not in the traditional sense.
No other company in the world is able to compete with Intel's manufacturing process. But if HSA turns out to be as big as they say it is they wont have to. AMD's HSA APU's have the potential to greatly surpass anything that intel is able to put out. The problem will be getting the support of developers to update their software to support HSA.

In my opinion AMD is one of the most exciting tech company's right now.
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