Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Apr 2014 21:50 UTC
AMD

AMD claims that the microarchitectural improvements in Jaguar will yield 15% higher IPC and 10% higher clock frequency, versus the previous generation Bobcat. Given the comprehensive changes to the microarchitecture, shown in Figure 7, and the additional pipeline stages, this is a plausible claim. Jaguar is a much better fit than Bobcat for SoCs, given the shift to AVX compatibility, wider data paths, and the inclusive L2 cache, which simplifies system architecture considerably.

Some impressive in-depth reporting on the architecture which powers, among other things, the current generation of game consoles.

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RE: Wow
by Ultimatebadass on Wed 2nd Apr 2014 07:26 UTC in reply to "Wow"
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Why the downvotes? You're right. Compared to a average gaming PC the specs of the "next-gen" consoles are nothing to write home about. They can't even do full 1080p in more graphics intensive games (BF4 for example). It's the first generation we can mostly compare to normal PCs since they're just x86 chips with mid-range AMD graphics and a few nifty tricks thrown in (shared memory or the sram in xbone).

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