Originally Posted by senna89
Steamroller most important news is the dedicated FPU for each core and ..... floating score is lower ? fail by AMD.
Bulldozer family has had a dedicated FPU for each core from the get-go.
"Bulldozer is the first major redesign of AMD’s processor architecture since 2003, when the firm launched its K8 processors, and also features two 128-bit FMA-capable FPUs which can be combined into one 256-bit FPU. This design is accompanied by two integer clusters, each with 4 pipelines (the fetch/decode stage is shared). Bulldozer also introduced shared L2 cache in the new architecture. AMD's marketing service calls this design a "Module". A 16-core processor design would feature eight of these "modules", but the operating system will recognize each "module" as two logical cores."
8 128bit FMA-capable FPUs for 8 cores in the case of FX-8xxx series.Edited by Kuivamaa - 11/13/13 at 3:56am