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Forum: Article discussion 10-27-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By gruffi
According to your quotes I can't see a reason why...

According to your quotes I can't see a reason why it has to be Samsung. But I have to admit I can't follow your argumentation. It doesn't make any sense to me.

Actually everybody seems to have...
Forum: Article discussion 10-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By gruffi
The article only mentions yield problems with...

The article only mentions yield problems with 20nm, not 14nm. And this is quite odd because Samsung seem to have 20nm only for internal use, not mass production.
Forum: Article discussion 10-24-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By gruffi
I would be really surprised if it's Microsoft....

I would be really surprised if it's Microsoft. Back in the beginning of the year they were still sceptical (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/10/microsoft_arm_adoption/) about ARM. Though I think...
Forum: CPUs 10-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
I talked about the last (launched) P4 which was...

I talked about the last (launched) P4 which was Cedar Mill and had over 30 stages (up to 3.6 GHz, not 3.7 GHz as I said before).


Netburst was in a completely different league frequency-wise....
Forum: Article discussion 10-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,873
Posted By gruffi
Well, that's actually the price for an API which...

Well, that's actually the price for an API which is closer to the hardware. But I think it's not really a problem. New games will get updates for current GPUs in time. Old games won't get updates...
Forum: CPUs 10-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
Contrary to your belief, you shouldn't take...

Contrary to your belief, you shouldn't take everything at face value. ;)


When did they say that? The only statement from an engineer I know of was like "20-25% more frequency than Stars". More...
Forum: CPUs 10-19-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
Just repeats what I already said. Half clock L2,...

Just repeats what I already said. Half clock L2, low power, no low latency.
Forum: CPUs 10-18-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
Small cores are usually not designed to have low...

Small cores are usually not designed to have low latency. For example, look at the half clock L2 of Cat which actually increases latency. Small core are made for low power or high area/power...
Forum: GPUs 10-16-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,615
Posted By gruffi
Don't forget their is a >30% difference in...

Don't forget their is a >30% difference in clocks. It's not just about shaders. ;)

But as Stuckey already said, Tonga is just a replacement for R9 280(X). GM204's competition will be Hawaii's...
Forum: CPUs 10-16-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
Low latency? The low latency vs high throughput...

Low latency? The low latency vs high throughput aspect is solved by HSA. What you posted looks more like low power vs high performance on a single core. Or in other words, it's big.LITTLE at core...
Forum: CPUs 10-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
Not really. Data caches, decoders, register...

Not really. Data caches, decoders, register files, execution units, etc. There are enough dedicated resources.

"Here in France, currently, they sell mainly FX83xx at the rate of 2-3 FX83xx for 1...
Forum: CPUs 10-15-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
No, they don't have to deactivate the whole...

No, they don't have to deactivate the whole module. It just depends on the location of the defect (shared vs dedicated resource). You also have to keep in mind that a separate core needs less area....
Forum: GPUs 10-15-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,615
Posted By gruffi
Because Tonga/GCN has more transistors which...

Because Tonga/GCN has more transistors which don't directly translate to FPS (better computing/ISA support, HSA, DSP, etc).



Like Nvidia was done for 18 months with Thermi? :rolleyes: AMD's...
Forum: CPUs 10-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
No. You still can deactivate just one "core" of...

No. You still can deactivate just one "core" of every module and sell it at least as 4C. It's practically the same as Intel's i5.

"with separated cores they could use thoses dies as 6C and 4C...
Forum: CPUs 10-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
But that's only your opinion which you never...

But that's only your opinion which you never backed by actual facts. And no, counting several companies which use SMT in markets desktop/notebook/tablet/smartphone users don't care much about are no...
Forum: CPUs 10-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
Actually I would be glad if your "things" could...

Actually I would be glad if your "things" could be discussed. But they can't be discussed because they don't make much sense. All I read from you is, CMT == bad, SMT == good. And you permanently try...
Forum: GPUs 10-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,690
Posted By gruffi
Doesn't mean anything. Niche market where a lot...

Doesn't mean anything. Niche market where a lot of other criteria have to be considered. We care about the whole market and not just a very small part of it. Consoles, ARM competition, developers,...
Forum: CPUs 10-14-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
No. It just makes no sense what you write....

No. It just makes no sense what you write. Pretending something that hasn't anything to do with facts.
Forum: GPUs 10-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,690
Posted By gruffi
Nvidia's architecture is behind. Nvidia can only...

Nvidia's architecture is behind. Nvidia can only get some points in efficiency at the moment because of their TDP constraints and because AMD still has to release their next gen. That's all. For the...
Forum: CPUs 10-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,060
Posted By gruffi
How can you abandon a shared FPU but still...

How can you abandon a shared FPU but still sharing it via SMT? Your statements make absolutely no sense.

"Those days I am not so sure about SMT but I still expect a standard dual-core CMP module...
Forum: GPUs 10-13-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,690
Posted By gruffi
I think Tonga still has a lot room for...

I think Tonga still has a lot room for improvements. Just take a look at FirePro W7100. It's basically the same as R9 285, but w/ 8 GB VRAM and no turbo. It's specified with less than 150W maximum...
Forum: CPUs 10-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,097
Posted By gruffi
Oh c'mon, don't be so naive. You don't bite that...

Oh c'mon, don't be so naive. You don't bite that hand that feeds you. Crysis 2 is a TWIMTBP game.

"But I fail to understand why you can't address the elephant in the room here: AMD poor...
Forum: GPUs 10-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,690
Posted By gruffi
No. Die size is only one factor of the cost...

No. Die size is only one factor of the cost formula. Intel's 22nm FinFET process is a lot more expensive per mm² than Glofo's 28nm bulk process.
Forum: GPUs 10-10-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,615
Posted By gruffi
But it's still not a useful comparison if one...

But it's still not a useful comparison if one card does pure decoding on SFUs while the other card also does filtering on shaders.


It practically makes no difference if you test one or two...
Forum: GPUs 10-09-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,615
Posted By gruffi
No. You obviously just don't know this site. They...

No. You obviously just don't know this site. They have a long history being biased. Just like Anandtech.

"ComputerBase says you are wrong...
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