Originally Posted by SchmoSalt
One of the major flaws of the horrible Bulldozer architecture was the lack of floating point units in half of the "cores."
None of Bulldozer's core lack an FPU. Each module shares the FPU, and only one core per module can execute 256-bit code at a time, but either core can utilize the whole FPU, and both cores can execute 128-bit code simultaneously.
Originally Posted by zalbard
The source never finished school and doesn't know how to count it seems.
Speak for yourself.
35% is well over 1000% more than 3%. The source was pretty clear in what it was talking about.
Originally Posted by SpeedyVT
HSA obsoletes L3
No, it doesn't.
HSA generally implies no L3, because there isn't really room to put on on the die economically, but it most certainly does not mean that L3 could not be used, would not be beneficial, or is "obsolete".
Originally Posted by MrJava
I agree though that the "1100% increase" claim is ridiculous.
The claim is that the performance increase of Steamroller over Bulldozer is 1100% higher than the difference between Vishera and Bulldozer.
If the raw benchmark scores given are accurate, this claim is accurate.
The only "ridiculous" thing here is how terrible so many people are with ratios.
Originally Posted by Awooboowoo
Its basically just a stat pad number that means nothing.
I completely agree that it's meaningless, but it's not inaccurate.
Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12
Should this not be in rumors?