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[4]: Wow
by przemo_li on Wed 2nd Apr 2014 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
przemo_li
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Well, polygon count is 90's way of making wonders.

Now You need compute capabilities, little CPU involvement (as it still is needed for things that require sequential computing), multitasking, virtualization, bla bla bla, etc.


In other words. Yes getting more polygons is not so important anymore.

Doing more stuff with those though is.

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