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I will say this is good news for the FM2+ platform at least. AMD's plans up till now made zero sense to me in regards to Kaveri and FM2+ simply because it seemed like a one trick stopgap before AMD merged all platforms. Despite the fact we are foaming at the mouth for DDR4 at the moment, at least this guarantee's the platform some longevity.
post #32 of 108
Lol at the vishera roadmap, It's purposely hard to spot.

The key here will be process tech. If the Carrizo APU is still 28nm, there's just no way it can compete with 14nm Broadwell or Skylake... And I want a nice APU to replace my llano laptop frown.gif
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Weren't we supposed to have a die shrink about now? It got delayed like everything else, but I think Carrizo is supposed to be 20nm. Bulldozer and Piledriver are 32nm so Steamroller has shrunk a bit.
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Well this is dissapointing... unless any of these apu's over the next few years can compete with my 9590 color me unimpressed... Single core performance bump or not, it's going to be really hard to justify losing 4 cores. Guess I'll be forced to the blue side at this rate...
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I still think GloFo doing 20nm in 13 months from now ,is a pipe dream. Carizzo will either be 28nm or very delayed, that's my guess.
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Steamroller 1.0 (aka Steamroller-A) was canned c. late 2012. Steamroller 2.0 was known about at least since late 2012/early 2013: Source

This isn't shocking. DDR4 will be expensive even when Carrizo launches in Q1 2015. No point in having people spend more on the RAM than they do on the APU itself. Basilisk will most likely succeed Carrizo and be the APU to support DDR4, probably on FM3.

All the APU codenames are names of rivers (and so was Piledriver FX) i.e. Mullins, Beema (Bhima), Temash, Kabini, Kaveri, Trinity, Richland, Vishera etc.
Basilisk is a reptile implying its not really in this family/lineage of APUs. What it is exactly I have no idea.
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All the APU codenames are names of rivers (and so was Piledriver FX) i.e. Mullins, Beema (Bhima), Temash, Kabini, Kaveri, Trinity, Richland, Vishera etc.
Basilisk is a reptile implying its not really in this family/lineage of APUs. What it is exactly I have no idea.

Komodo is a reptile too, this codename appeared couple of years ago in some leaked roadmap(that I remember). It was a 10core piledriver on FM2 or something.
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I still think GloFo doing 20nm in 13 months from now ,is a pipe dream. Carizzo will either be 28nm or very delayed, that's my guess.

Going by their track record I would agree but if we go back to 32nm it was the beginning of the spin off. They have had a few years now to get their stuff together and find income for R&D by manufacturing for other clients outside of AMD. I believe they were also working with IBM and Samsung and now Apple as well.
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All the APU codenames are names of rivers (and so was Piledriver FX) i.e. Mullins, Beema (Bhima), Temash, Kabini, Kaveri, Trinity, Richland, Vishera etc.
Basilisk is a reptile implying its not really in this family/lineage of APUs. What it is exactly I have no idea.

Komodo is a reptile too, this codename appeared couple of years ago in some leaked roadmap(that I remember). It was a 10core piledriver on FM2 or something.

The common basilisk has another way more awesome name of "Jesus lizard" and is found near rivers and streams, says Wikipedia. Does that count for anything? Maybe that's when we'll get the first unified socket, and I'm hoping with an FX do-over too. Maybe that'll be unnecessary if they can get HSA widely adopted and their IPCs way better.

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...which unfortunately got canceled. Ask NaroonGTX for the specifics, but AM3+ was supposed to be for Bulldozer and Bulldozer only. Vishera as we know it was intended to be on FM2.
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Going by their track record I would agree but if we go back to 32nm it was the beginning of the spin off. They have had a few years now to get their stuff together and find income for R&D by manufacturing for other clients outside of AMD. I believe they were also working with IBM and Samsung and now Apple as well.

I'd like to be optimistic as well, but If it took them THAT long to come with a proper 28nm process, well that doesn't bode well. A big part of AMD cpu misfortune is their contract with GloFo,which is a byproduct of that spinoff.
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