What is AMD doing for ‘small’ cores?

There are a lot of rumors so lets clear a bit up

AMD Ryzen LogoWe know Intel’s small core strategy but what is AMD doing on the same front? SemiAccurate thinks Intel blatantly and stupidly copied ARM’s big/little but will AMD do the same?

Lets say up front that we don’t know exactly what AMD is doing but there are enough hints floating around to give us a pretty clear picture. Lets take a look at what we know so far.

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Disclosures: Charlie Demerjian and Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc. have no consulting relationships, investment relationships, or hold any investment positions with any of the companies mentioned in this report.

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Charlie Demerjian is the founder of Stone Arch Networking Services and SemiAccurate.com. SemiAccurate.com is a technology news site; addressing hardware design, software selection, customization, securing and maintenance, with over one million views per month. He is a technologist and analyst specializing in semiconductors, system and network architecture. As head writer of SemiAccurate.com, he regularly advises writers, analysts, and industry executives on technical matters and long lead industry trends. Charlie is also available through Guidepoint and Mosaic. FullyAccurate