Originally Posted by SpeedyVT
The processor supports dual channel and the make it run like a turd. Damn those major companies.
Interesting thing to note is that only Carrizo systems are single-channel, or rather, only the Kaveri system is dual-channel. Why is that? Excavator-based Carrizo shares a socket with Puma-based Carrizo-L, so maybe that's it? But then that seems silly. Cat cores do support multiple memory sticks. Could the socket not be wired such that Carrizo-L sees two sticks in single-channel and Carrizo sees two in dual-channel?
Originally Posted by NuclearPeace
The APU was still getting its clock cleaned in CPU tasks by a 4.5w Core M... Can't really blame OEMs for not taking Bulldozer's latest failure seriously.
Lol. I'll take Carrizo if it means an actual GPU.
And let's put this in different terms. This APU, optimized for low-power systems, 1) achieves its goal better than even AMD's low-power architecture and 2) is a direct descendant of Bulldozer.
Yeah, that Bulldozer? This would be like Intel turning Netburst into a capable architecture, something they never managed. AMD has done the impossible with Carrizo.
Now take three important things: knowledge/experience from BD-based uarches and the cat cores, two node shrinks in a single step, and Jim Keller. Zen actually has a shot, a very good shot, at going head to head against Intel. If this is what they can do with a crap architecture, then let's see one built from the ground up.