Again, we’ve spoken about Steamroller in detail, but the basic gist is that it’s meant to be a lot faster. Best-case, though, we’re still probably only talking about Thuban (K10/Phenom II) levels of performance. On the CPU front, a quad-core Kaveri (two Steamroller modules) might just be able to keep up with a dual-core Core i7 from Intel.
Are they serious? "Might just
be able to keep up with a dual-core Core i7
from Intel". I didn't know intel makes dual core i7's now. Also, Richland is already better than a i3. I also think richland is better than Phenom II except the 6 core variants.
They're numerous sites downplaying Kaveri as a disappointment while no benchmarks have been revealed yet. Very interesting.