Tom's didn't compare it, but Anandtech did and Godaveri is actually slower than Kavari for more than half the games they tested. Check the benchmarks if you don't believe me. In Alien Isolation, Total War Attila and GRID autosport the 7870K slower than 7850K. That's 3 out 5 games where it's slower!
Tom's Hardware and Anandtech have the first reviews of the Core i7-5775C And i5-5675C.
AMD are about to release the 390x (with HBM memory) which already has been benchmarked faster than the Titan X, but consumes more power.
The thing is Maxwell is much more power efficient than GCN, but it does so by crippling double prescision performance.
That means AMD could see a lot of sales from the FirePro version of the 390x.
It looks nice until you realise that you need to pay a $12 a month for Netflix HD to really make use of it and it can only play videos from a limited number of formats.
Not to mention why are they using a text file in the first place? If it's going to grow more than a megabyte it should be stored as binary. I suppose they thought it was cool that they could load in MS Excel
You realise we came close to a full scale nuclear war at least three times during the cold war? (Twice during the Cuban crisis and one false alarm by a Soviet early warning system)
They may appeared to make things safer, but it was just blind luck that we avoided nuclear Armageddon.
All I want to know is does Cortana give better advice than Siri for hiding dead bodies?
The abortion laws are still ridiculous though. In the case of a woman being raped, she cannot get an abortion.
Also, it takes 5 years to get a divorce in Ireland
From the looks of the video clip the optimisation is done by removing real-time shadows. That would be the same as setting the quality to the lowest level.
Yeah, you can thank Intel's contra revenue for that. Basically, Asus get the SoC and chipset for free.
The good: next year AMD start making APUs with HBM. The only thing that was holding back the iGPU was memory bandwidth. So, now they can put a 1024 shader GPU on the die and not have it starved by bandwidth. That will have interesting applications: powerful gaming laptops much cheaper than those with a discreet GPU and HPC (especially considering HSA applications)
The bad: this year AMD is only releasing one new GPU, Fiji. The rest are rebadges. And there is no new architecture. Even Fiji is making do with GCN 1.2
Not the only downside. You are paying $200 more for Iris Pro
The selling point of the Iris Pro is that it should be able to play AAA games at medium presets, but it's crippled by the low TDP and other iGPUs thrash it in benchmarks.
But then you would expect it to be virtually silent, because of the low TDP, but it's actually quite noisy.
Then, there's the price. Iris Pro has always come with a high price, because eDRAM is expensive to manufacture. That's one of the reasons why the previous generation Iris Pro had so few design wins.
I should have said I was talking about the 2008 version: http://www.gamersperspective.c...
The author thinks that pixel art style is the only alternartive to realistic, which is false. Look at Prince of Persia, or Borderlands (both of which have very good looking stylised art)