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You guys do realize this is Kaveri they are talking about, right? There are now plenty of independent reviews....

And I was not impressed with any of AMD's APUs. I am a power user and will probably never buy an AMD APU. In the mobile space, my i7 + Nvidia/Intel GPU serves me well.
 
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post #22 of 65
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I've owned Intel's all my life, but I'm really looking forward to the advancement of APUs. IMO this is the future of CPUs and coders have to accept it.

I'm not talking about having APUs running games with their iGPUs, but accelerating common CPU tasks with them. (i.e. CPU physics)

IMO, that's why AMD bought ATI back then. To make APUs when the time is right. Intel has no way of competing in this department (both in terms of h/w and s/w) unless they team up with or buy NVIDIA.

The change from CPUs to APUs may not come with Kaveri, but the next generation will most likely turn things around.

Many types of s/w run better on a GPU, and that means the GPU cores in these APUs count for more than simple CPU cores if used right. It's all about the software guys.
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post #23 of 65
AMD needs to leave Intel out of their mouths, if you need software that's not being used to inflate your CPUs performance you lost, kaveri is another garbage Chip.
post #24 of 65
Sorry AMD, and the person writing the article, but 30 FPS is not an acceptable level on a PC.
    
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post #25 of 65
i love both amd and intel and even nvidea i hope its not over 300+ dollars im crossing fingers for 200.00 after tax and with a nice cooler
post #26 of 65
i'm not sure we need those new CPUs


give us the same CPUs but with 14nm and everyone will be happy
post #27 of 65
Stop sharing L1 cache amongst modules/cores and increase IPC and we'll be fine.
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post #28 of 65
well by sheer # of cores and "gaming performance" (integrated graphics?) sure. but overall performance? who knows. nice play on words! This tells us nothing.
 
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post #29 of 65
To anyone wanting independent reviews: [Various] AMD Kaveri A10-7850K (7700K, 7600) reviews

AMD really needs a less balanced APU. APUs are nice and are the future, but which AMD CPU or APU is good enough for dual/triple/quad 290x? Aside from the fact that 8core APU/CPUs would be perfect synergy/marketing thanks to their console deals. I love the underdog but AMD's just not got anything for me at the moment.
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post #30 of 65
AMD has had the time to come out with something amazing considering the fact that we've been on Piledriver/Bulldozer for awhile now...

But I am very skeptical. AMD hasn't been really "Competitive" with Intel since the days of the Phenom II. Even then, Intel always offered something more powerful.

I would say the only exception would be with the iGPU's offered in APU's, which still trump Intel iGPU's.
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