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[5]: Wow
by przemo_li on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 07:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wow"
przemo_li
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Yes. I know. Latency vs Speed (in oversimplification).

And APUs love speed.

However we can not test any other AMD APU with GDDR5... So here PS4 may out or under perform compared to exact APU chained to DDR3.

(If I'm wrong, and there are such test, they way, I would kill for the link ;) )

Also since its GDDR5 RAM, AMD could build its controler from ground up offering features not present in current get APUs on PC (like fully hw memory coherency between CPU i GPU)

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