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The new Athlon chips really make Kaveri look bad unless you're specifically looking to buy a system without a discrete GPU.

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Does it really matter if a pentium is significantly worse than Kaveri?

The 7850K faces much stronger competition from chips like 760K when they're coupled with something like a 7790. The new Athlon chips really make Kaveri look bad unless you're specifically looking to buy a system without a discrete GPU.

The A8-7600 argument also falls somewhat flat on its face when you can almost get a 6800K for the price of the 7600 that isn't even out yet.

And mobile kaveri isn't going to be here for a while either so the power consumption argument will have to wait some months.


If you ignore hUMA and the HSA aspect sure.
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If you ignore hUMA and the HSA aspect sure.

The problem being that those features aren't much more than bullet points on a power point slide.

At least to the actual consumers who are going to be buying these chips. In the future maybe. Now or in the short term? Nope.
 
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post #494 of 1004
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The problem being that those features aren't much more than bullet points on a power point slide.

At least to the actual consumers who are going to be buying these chips. In the future maybe. Now or in the short term? Nope.

Except the tools are already in developers hands long before Kaveri lunched.

So how long before we see heterogenous optimized programs start showing up do you think? I'm guessing a steady stream in less then six months.
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But the finished software isn't in the hands of consumers...

HSA adoption is going to take a while. There's really no going around that issue.
 
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But the finished software isn't in the hands of consumers...

HSA adoption is going to take a while. There's really no going around that issue.

to be fair it does take the hardware to be in place for awhile before the software can be properly coded or you're asking for a bug's nest.
(i know i am preaching to the choir)

however seeing some of these "defensive" arguments based on AMD PR slides about this "poor misunderstood chip" is more entertaining than the 6 episodes of the blacklist i am watching atm.

(hopefully the show gets better redface.gif )
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Even with Java and Oracle on the HSA board? You think it's going to take that long?
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You judge me by that which you do not understand. I cannot take your criticism seriously.
I just judge your spending logic which you have made blatantly apparent in previous posts.

I picked up the same APU for $174 and also got BF4 in the process, I also picked up my board from Newegg so I also saved those extra costs. By taking less than 5 minutes, I can end up building a much better system than you at the same price point because you couldn't take a moment to price compare.
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to be fair it does take the hardware to be in place for awhile before the software can be properly coded or you're asking for a bug's nest.
(i know i am preaching to the choir)

however seeing some of these "defensive" arguments based on AMD PR slides about this "poor misunderstood chip" is more entertaining than the 6 episodes of the blacklist i am watching atm.

(hopefully the show gets better redface.gif )

I haven't seen the last 6 (or 7) episodes of Blacklist. were they good?
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On Hardforum, they are indicating AMD Kaveri A10-7850K and A10-7700K are now priced very inexpensive with motherboard bundles from Microcenter (subtracting different mbs and Battlefield 4, A10-7850K is around $95-$105 and the A10-7700K is around $75-85):
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I went into my Microcenter today in Cambridge, MA. & scored the 7850K Kaveri (4.0 GHz) & the Asus A88XM-A MB (as a bundle) for $219.98 plus tax, plus Battlefield 4 for free! What a steal IMHO! I'll build my back-up system over the weekend (Win7 64 Professional)

Links:

http://www.microcenter.com/site/prod...d_bundles.aspx

Individual links:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...MD_Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...spx?sku=045005
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