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Alleged Specifications of AMD Fusion S-Series “Richland” Point to Clock-Speed Increase.
It's also not fanboism when the two companies aren't even competing with each other anymore. AMD is trying just to stay out of bankruptcy at this point. Or did you miss their credit rating drop today? Or the annoucement months ago that they have no roadmap to being profitable in 2013?
Some people are definatly trying to spread disinfo on this site.
It's reported that Richland uses the Piledriver instruction set for increased performance, so that may bode well for the desktop Piledriver CPUs due in early '14... or sooner.
Its a Trinity die with no changes to design, so its Piledriver core and Northern Islands GPU same as Trinity.
You will know more about the trick when it launches.
I guess the days of significant performance increases are over. The only thing that would get my wallet out is a mid-range priced 8-core (real 8-core, 16-core in AMD world). How long have we had quad-core now for? 2006 I think and they have been mid-range for well over 5 years.
The Intel i3/Xeons and boards are both way overpriced, and/or arbitrarily crippled in various ways, like missing AES extensions, VT-d, hyper-threading, and such. I hate to support the company on principle, and it is obnoxious having to scrutinize the Intel ARK for each and every CPU/feature.
I hope your right because that means --HUGE-- speeds. The implications behind HSA, and they stated in the mission statement and descriptions somewere also, is to give high level languages, INCLUDEING interpreted languages, (they used python as an example) access to low level controlls.
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