Originally Posted by Asterox
The CPU performanse is not worse Kaveri APU has higher IPC 15-20%, the difference is the default CPU frequency minus 400mhz on Top Kaveri APU model vs Top Richland APU model.
But on lower TDP 45W models Richland vs Kaveri, there is completely diferent story and this can not be ignored.
As i sad before this is very good for OEM manufactures and exellent for HTPC PC no doubt.Richland vs Kaveri Quad Core APU Top Models comparison
- Richland APU A10-6800K, 4.1ghz/4.4hz TurboCore
/384 VLIW4 Radeon Cores 100 TDP
- Kaveri APU A10-7850, 3.7ghz/4ghz TurboCore
/512 GCN Radeon Cores/ 95W TDPRichland vs Kaveri Quad Core APU lower TDP models comparison
- Richland APU A10-6700T, 2.5ghz/3.5ghz TurboCore
/384 VLIW4 Radeon Cores, 45W TDP
- Kaveri APU A8-7600, 3.1ghz/3.3ghz TurboCore
/384 GCN Radeon Cores, 45W TDP
When all was counted related to the 45W TDP models, 600mhz higher CPU frequency + Higher IPC = big improvments at CPU multithrerad performance and aplications.
honestly you should stop trying to skew the results by comparing clock for clock because it doesnt exist. kevari would not be launched with the same clock rates as richland. the only valid comparison are stock for stock and ignoring OC potential completely because that is an unknown factor and besides richland is rather capable of OC as well
fact is stock for stock kaveri is only a slight bump ahead of richland in both GPU and CPU department excluding HSA/mantle specific applications. HSA is great but there is barely any support for it atm so its pretty much a cool feature on paper but its as good as its not there. mantle is DOA imo, it may try to compete with direct x and opengl but their next release would most likely kill mantle especially with current architecture and games supporting these 2 and so will any future game and dont expect nvidia to be quiet about it ether.
so instead of comparing ponies, fairies and unicorns come back down to reality, kaveri has a few cool features and is slightly more powerful then richland but its still only a minor bump rather then a game changer that we were hoping for.
considering how minor the bump is from trinity to richland, current trinity owners gains piss all from moving to kaveri and for gaming application they are better off investing that money into a GPU rather then a platform upgrade unless you must use onboard and dont expect 1080p gaming on high details