Originally Posted by delboy67
My dream kaveri spec is ivy ipcs, 4 cores with hyper threading and igp on par with 7790 all at the same core speed and pricing structure as richland/trinity. Am I being realistic?
You just asked for a chip that mirrors a i7-3770k cpu-wise and instead of HD4000 to have 7790 igpu performance for less than half the price of said i7-3770k. If AMD ever produces this thing, it will have the price of an i7-4770k and higher tdp.
Originally Posted by NaroonGTX
I doubt we will ever see a quad-module Kaveri, sadly. I wouldn't mind seeing a quad-module Athlon though. As it stands, the die size would have to increase pretty massively to accomodate four modules and maintain a decent GPU at the same time...Not to mention the additional two pools of L2 cache for both of the additional modules. It's safe to say these hypothetical chips wouldn't have L3 cache due to the GPU taking up space, but it wouldn't be a big deal.
Seeing as how Carrizo is rumored to have 65W parts max, with AMD aiming for 45W max (an obvious foreshadowing of the implementation of HDL and a possible die-shrink down to 20nm) we probably won't see any APU's with more than two modules anytime soon.
Making a quad module APU that includes that type of igpu is really easy to design and produce and the die size at 28nm wouldn't be that huge anyway. Bigger than FX-8xx0 but within reason. The problem is there is no market for such a chip, at least not yet. It is too big/hot for laptops,I am not sure it makes sense on the server side and desktop entusiasts and professionals would need a discreet gpu anyway.
But unless AMD decides to totally abandon even mid/high end desktop cpu segment, they will make a 3+ module chip for SR and/or EX at some point. That leaked die shot is a monster, it reveals huge ambition to just be limited to i5 competitors.Edited by Kuivamaa - 10/12/13 at 5:37am