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They aren't going to catch up to Intel at this point, but if they can do piledriver performance plus 15-20%, with a 30% power reduction? Yeah I'm interested.

My 955 rig is getting pretty long in the tooth and I'm not ready to completely give up and jump back to Intel... yet.

I'd say that is a fair assessment, Intel hasn't been up to snuff as of the last two generations in my book....so this opens the gate (slightly) for AMD to edge back some performance in the main CPU area.
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They aren't going to catch up to Intel at this point, but if they can do piledriver performance plus 15-20%, with a 30% power reduction? Yeah I'm interested.

My 955 rig is getting pretty long in the tooth and I'm not ready to completely give up and jump back to Intel... yet.

Doubling up of the front-end alone will yield ~20% increase in performance; it's been demonstrated by disabling one integer core in each module on current FX chips. Combine that with the vastly improved cache, reduced branch mispredictions, doubling of ALU and AGU count, 256-bit FMACs, etc... we're looking at some serious performance improvements.
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Doubling up of the front-end alone will yield ~20% increase in performance; it's been demonstrated by disabling one integer core in each module on current FX chips. Combine that with the vastly improved cache, reduced branch mispredictions, doubling of ALU and AGU count, 256-bit FMACs, etc... we're looking at some serious performance improvements.

I've read about this before, but I can't find the source! Do you know where I can read more about this? I mean with the demonstation of disabling one integer core in each module of FX-chipsets. smile.gif
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I've read about this before, but I can't find the source! Do you know where I can read more about this? I mean with the demonstation of disabling one integer core in each module of FX-chipsets. smile.gif

http://atenra.blog.com/2012/02/01/amd%E2%80%99s-bulldozer-cmt-scaling/

Average 17% improvement with 4M/4C vs 2M/4C.
Edited by Usario - 6/1/13 at 2:22pm
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I was following this on S|A forums... looks like 256-bit FMACs, double the ALUs and AGUs (it's debatable what they're doing with that), double the L1 cache, and other improvements on top of what's already been announced (doubling up of the front-end, 20% branch misprediction reduction, 30% reduction in cache misses, use of HDL, etc). I have little doubt of its authenticity and I'm excited for its release.

It looks nice.
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Doubling up of the front-end alone will yield ~20% increase in performance; it's been demonstrated by disabling one integer core in each module on current FX chips. Combine that with the vastly improved cache, reduced branch mispredictions, doubling of ALU and AGU count, 256-bit FMACs, etc... we're looking at some serious performance improvements.

Disabling the second core actually goes from 9% to 40% of an increase.
    
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wow looks interesting hope that this does not need a new mobo though tongue.gif
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Hm, Kaveri is supposed to be out in a few months -- maybe we'll be getting some more details? I don't imagine AMD is planning to actually release Kaveri now, considering that Richland for desktop hasn't even hit retail, and very recently AMD put forth several roadmaps showing no new FX chips in 2013.

Also, the die shot was actually leaked several days ago.

According to this AMD rep, Kaveri is scheduled for next year.
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They aren't going to catch up to Intel at this point, but if they can do piledriver performance plus 15-20%, with a 30% power reduction? Yeah I'm interested.

My 955 rig is getting pretty long in the tooth and I'm not ready to completely give up and jump back to Intel... yet.

They dont have to outperform intel, if steamroller is anywhere near as good as this leak implies, and AMD prices it right, they can easily chip away at intel this generation because haswell is a pointless upgrade for most.
Then if they can work similar magic next year with excavator, intel will be in real trouble, seeing as next year is their die shrink.

I really do believe in the next 2 years AMD will explode with improvement as they have so many different products taking off, and most of them seem to be better then competitor offerings.
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It's confirmed that SR will not be needing a new board.
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