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A decade ago, AMD brought us the first dual-core x86 processor. Then, starting in 2008, the company came out with tri-core and quad-core designs in quick succession, leading up to octa-core chips in 2011's FX range as well as in the latest AMD-powered game consoles. Today, we're looking at a fresh leap forward, albeit one that will take a bit of explaining: a desktop and laptop chip called Kaveri, which brings together up to four CPU cores and eight GPU cores and gives them unheard-of levels of computing independence, such that AMD feels justified in describing them collectively as a dozen "compute cores."

More here: http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/14/amd-kaveri-pc-processor/
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Guess it would be AMD4... But lets not belive what AMD say, like the AM3+ hype lol
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when its here and seen - then the time will be too comment biggrin.gif

but i wish AMD well thumb.gif
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assuming Intel stands their twirling its thumbs in the process?

I'd say "bring it" so intel can counter with a better CPU (with the usual higher price)
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LAst time they said it would kick Titan in the nuts, and it was true. When can we expect this to come out ?
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I won't hold my breath, but i hope it does, intel needs more competition.
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ahh AMD's last PR & management team really did screw the company hard, but as much as there peddling back the flow of progress is too strong now. Tablets get more than enough power for most at the low end and the top end intel have the roost so AMD will have to sit awkwardly and largely irrelevant for the next two years in the middle serving boutique/niche customers and defending their honor with GPU's as swords
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So, this is just an APU, but counting the graphics CU's as cores?

HSA better be as magical as the hype.
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...now all they need is some programs that know how to use these mystical "compute cores".
Considering how many applications are still single threaded and how much easier it is to write single threaded applications....we may be lucky to see a few things that can take full advantage of these chips.
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