Originally Posted by Recr3ational
Can someone explain to me why the performance increase is super high with AMD CPUs?
Because of Level 2 cache size, mostly, AMD is 8/4-Intel 4/8...
Compare these two, L1 and Level 2 cache size :
Level 2 Cache is used for accepting data directly from the memory (RAM) of the PC and having it ready for the CPU to use a lot quicker than if the CPU had to wait for the RAM to deliver the data over the system bus directly.
According to AMD's announcements, futuristic computers will not need the RAM (see PS4 and XBox1 system-specifications), it will use graphics memory+Mantle.
In April 2013, the term "hUMA" (for heterogenous Uniform Memory Access) began to appear in AMD promotional material to refer to CPU and GPU sharing the same system memory via cache coherent views. Advantages include an easier programming model and less copying of data between separate memory pools
It means = Eight core+4 x 2 MB shared exclusive caches+GDDR5 (vs DDR3 RAM) sistem memory.Edited by Pionir - 3/20/14 at 1:42pm