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post #11 of 70
Considering the plan was they'd make the new shaders for Northern Islands and the rest of the chip for Southern Islands...Well, I doubt this is true.
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It's uncored. It's fast as all get out. What are they going to do to it? Make it smell like cookies as it's running?
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I thought 7000 was supposed to have a new core design where as 6000 was new shader design to test the waters.
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post #14 of 70
AMD have no reason just to perform another die shrink. Their next generation will be a completely new architecture. Unless AMD state otherwise we have no reason to believe so.
    
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post #15 of 70
I think AMD is playing the safe route here (if this is indeed correct). New, not very well tested fab with new, not very well tested architecture can lead to some headaches.
Play it safe and do what you know. At least that is what I think they are doing.
 
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post #16 of 70
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It's uncored. It's fast as all get out. What are they going to do to it? Make it smell like cookies as it's running?
Improve the IMC? Improve the tessellation engine even more? They could do quite a bit, and I'm just saying what has already been said.

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AMD have no reason just to perform another die shrink. Their next generation will be a completely new architecture. Unless AMD state otherwise we have no reason to believe so.
They were going to do a full new architecture on 28nm, but 28nm got delayed so they put the new shaders (VLIW4) on 40nm and the rest will go on this.
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post #17 of 70
Brutuz, question about your sig.

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Warning: Do NOT get excited about Ivy Bridge yet, it is still a die-shrink if Intel sticks to their normal way of codenames, it will only have a small performance increase over Sandy Bridge and will have more cores and a higher stock clock, probably.
Why is that not worth getting excited over? SB's performance is epic. Add more cores, a smaller manufacturing process, higher clocks, and slightly better performance clock for clock, and you have a totally epic system... Not to mention the supposed better overclockability.
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post #18 of 70
Don't believe a word of it.
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Brutuz, question about your sig.



Why is that not worth getting excited over? SB's performance is epic. Add more cores, a smaller manufacturing process, higher clocks, and slightly better performance clock for clock, and you have a totally epic system... Not to mention the supposed better overclockability.
I'm simply sick of seeing people acting as though Ivy will be some massive improvement from Sandy, we're yet to see how much higher it will clock and the differences from everything else will either be small when you overclock or good but only in a few years anyway.
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post #20 of 70
A die shrink can offer a big difference. You can expect the features that were cut out in the 7000 series.
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