Originally Posted by Derp
more performance per watt and higher IPC? Sounds nice, but when in 2013? I just wish AMD managed to release it at or near Haswell's release date to give buyers a second option.
The best estimates I can come up with point to SR mainly competing with IB assuming my somewhat optimistic predictions are true, sadly I think it'll be the same with AMD mainly competing at highly threaded stuff...Maybe people will realize AMD is suitable for games finally with it. (They have been for a while, I still
haven't noticed what's so fast about Intel from a gaming perspective apart from a handful of extremely CPU bound, single/dual threaded games)
Originally Posted by geoxile
How will it compare to Ivy in terms of IPC
It's around even to ~56% slower than IvB depending on the scenario..What's more important right now (And always) is its IPS, as Haswell (And recent IB chips) can clock a lot better than previously.
Originally Posted by dsmwookie
Will a new line of motherboards with PCI-E 3.0 be released as well? I m on the verge of building an intel machine, but if this is in the near future I would like to hold out and wait.
There's no real benefit unless you're running CFX/SLI, even then...AMD has cheap 16x/16x so you'll have equal bandwidth to a Socket 1155/1150 setup (Unless you spend on a board with a PCIe bridge) anyway.
Originally Posted by Fuell
Like this quote and most of the article, it seems the numbers are comparing SR to BD, not PD. So I'd not bank on seeing 30% more than PD. Gotta keep things in perspective, a tiny change in how they word things can completely change the meaning of their statement.
Plus, 30% over BD seems much more believable than 30% over PD.
Keep in mind the FX-8350 is actually just BD with a few improvements, iirc the only real Piledriver chips we've actually gotten are the Trinity APUs.
Originally Posted by sherlock
I really hope AMD delivers as well, without AMD stepping their game up Intel won't even bother to add cores to their CPUs.
They don't have much reason even if AMD is competing, as it's down purely to marketing these days. Remember, AMD was ahead or equal to Intel while being a hell of a lot cheaper for a long time (K6 to Athlon64 x2, especially once Intel started with the RDRAM thing) but still only ever got up to 30% marketshare iirc.