CPU performance is worse than Haswell and IGP is better - that's what I said. Motherboards are about the same price
They don't anymore. Kaveri is about same price as i3 Core/pentium Haswell, but with more power draw and less performance. Where AMD win is the IGP, which always has been better
I'm glad to see AMD is using their development budget wisely and not wasting it on other stuff, like it making their x86 cores competitive versus Intel
Not really, because the tech is improving all the time. At 20nm the have high-k metal gates and at 16nm FinFETs.
Each semiconductor node shrink is faster and more power effiecient than the previous. For instance, TSMC 20nm process is 30% higher speed, or 25% less power than 28nm. Likewise, 16nm will provide 60% power saving than 20nm.
He claims that Unreal engine works well on iOS, but this is not really true. Basic features like dynamic shadows are not supported at all and performance is pretty poor - you really need a A6 based device to run it well.
If you're running a game you will typically have the GPU and CPU maxed out, so basically all the clever power gating and duty cycle stuff is switched off. Basically, the battery isn't going to last much longer than prev gen CPUs.
There are no HSA applications (just a few tech demos) and it doesn't look like they are going to appear any time soon.
HSA will only work on kaveri CPUs, which are maybe 0.001% of the market. Maybe if Intel adoped HSA then there would be some more motivation for developers to support it.
Reminds me of this dilbert cartoon: http://www.dilbert.com/fast/20...
An interesting article here discribes the horrendiously difficult challenges that face EUV:
You mean they *had* plans to it in breeder reactors.
Japan's fast breeder plan has been more or less mothballed after the failure of Monju and Fukushima out cry:
I don't think there are any rare earth materials used in polysilicon cells. In fact, the solar city cells are cheaper to manufacture because they are using copper instead of (standard) silver electrodes
So, only the benchmarks that you say are important count. That's pretty much the dictionary definition of cherry picking
If you do a broader range of benchmarks you'll see the 290x beats the Titan on most compute benchmarks:
Yes, unfortunately there is no independant analysis, it's just Intel's word against ARM's.
But in the case of binary translation, nearly everyone (except Intel) agrees that it has a performance impact: