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they're still somewhat slow though, IPC is pitifully lower than bulldozer.

though it would've been great if they made an 8core chip of that, like intel's avoton processor.

 

The cool thing about AM1 is you can undervolt them and run them with out a heatsink.

 

 

indeed I would take a 25w 1ghz 8 core' :drool: 

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Ah, makes sense, using defective or not up to par mobile parts where either the GPU is faulty or it can't meet the TDP.

That could be it or my first thought was they're trying to burn through inventory.
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How well do they BCLK OC is the question. Assuming they're a repackaged SOC silicon.
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The Excavator AM4 chip is interesting because we should be able to get a prerty good grasp on a real Desktop Excavator's IPC across the board before Zen drops. This is cute, but I doubt very many people here have much of a use for it.
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I second that.
Also, no L3 cache?

The core performance of the APUs without L3 are higher than the FX with. It's a waste of space for the APUs.
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they're still somewhat slow though, IPC is pitifully lower than bulldozer.

though it would've been great if they made an 8core chip of that, like intel's avoton processor.

AM1 is equal to a core 2 quad in performance at a fraction of the consumption. It also has 4 FPUs. So long as you stick with 270 or lower GPU it's pretty solid in performance.
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AM1 is equal to a core 2 quad in performance at a fraction of the consumption. It also has 4 FPUs. So long as you stick with 270 or lower GPU it's pretty solid in performance.

core 2 quad performance? isnt that a bit far fechted?
    
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Not really. AM1 is Jaguar based and in many cases Jaguar could keep up or even match Piledriver in performance in spite of being a much much smaller core physically. Pretty impressive, all things considered.
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so this isn't fm2+ based? frown.gif
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Not really. AM1 is Jaguar based and in many cases Jaguar could keep up or even match Piledriver in performance in spite of being a much much smaller core physically. Pretty impressive, all things considered.

that seems unreal to me. time for me to do some research then tongue.gif
    
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