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post #11 of 60
AMD wouldn't just make chips for consoles that don't benefit them down the line.

Consoles are the best way to get devs to use/push your tech ( Especially new ones ) so I really doubt these sources.
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lol this is hilarious PS4 Apologists and Xbox One fanboys are sure to have a field day with this one!!
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not sure how true or not but this does raise some questions with seemingly different stories being told.

edit: removed link after double checking other thread. couldnt remember if it was being linked that amd stated it or sony.
Edited by majin662 - 8/22/13 at 11:58am
post #14 of 60
PCPer, you just derped there.

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/164557-ps4-will-use-its-unified-architecture-to-pound-xbox-one-into-the-dust-eventually
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News from the European gaming convention Gamescom implies another PR win for Sony. According to AMD’s senior product marketing manager, Marc Diana, the PS4 is the only console that will support the company’s next-generation heterogeneous unified memory architecture (hUMA).
   
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LOL ps4 use a custom design not kabini. A big derp
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarhell View Post

LOL ps4 use a custom design not kabini. A big derp

^This and even if its not what AMD would call hUMA, Sony has made it very clear that the PS4 has advanced GPGPU capabilities that sound very similar to what hUMA is.

PS4 GPU compute enhancements
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  • An additional bus has been grafted to the GPU, providing a direct link to system memory that bypasses the GPU's caches. This dedicated bus offers "almost 20GB/s" of bandwidth, according to Cerny.
  • The GPU's L2 cache has been enhanced to better support simultaneous use by graphics and compute workloads. Compute-related cache lines are marked as "volatile" and can be written or invalidated selectively.
  • The number of "sources" for GPU compute commands has been increased dramatically. The GCN architecture supports one graphics source and two compute sources, according to Cerny, but the PS4 boosts the number of compute command sources to 64.


Source --> http://techreport.com/news/24725/ps4-architect-discusses-console-custom-amd-processor
    
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post #17 of 60
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Originally Posted by Strickt View Post

lol this is hilarious PS4 Apologists and Xbox One fanboys are sure to have a field day with this one!!

lol yup, release is imminent, dunno why we console gamers don't just wait on results which will be seen in the games released...
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post #18 of 60

The PS4's APU is not exactly the same as Kabini, so I'm going to move this to unconfirmed news.

 

Also

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Our spokesperson made inaccurate statements about our semi-custom APU architectures and does not speak for Microsoft, Sony or the AMD semi-custom business unit responsible for co-developing the next generation console APUs.

AFAIK, the Spokesperson who commented on ExtremeTech mentioned that PS4's APU has HSA but Microsoft's APU does not. That this statement is incorrect does not mean both do not have HSA; reports from The Verge, and Xbox one developer on reddit, and others seem to suggest otherwise.


Edited by xd_1771 - 8/22/13 at 12:25pm
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ps4 is using gddr5 for ram, this would indicate that the memory is shared between cpu+gpu.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarhell View Post

LOL ps4 use a custom design not kabini. A big derp

This thread should have ended here, with PS4 and Xbone APUs being semi-custom parts and AMD making the claim that simply "kabini doesn't have hUMA".

This is some pretty horrible reading comprehension by pcper or just flat out intentional deception.
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