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Esteemed Contributor III

AMD: What's new and what's not, a summary

Here's a good article summarizing what is and is not new about AMD, written from an investor analyst point of view. Fiji's performance will really become known next week as the reputable review sites get their hands on them. 2016 is looking, on paper, somewhat like a renaissance for AMD, with HBM2 FinFET GPUs which should pack insane power and efficiency, and Zen (and by extension, the first new platform since the 700 series in 2007, as the 800 and 900 series are minor tweaks, all lacking support for PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0, among other things, as well as a lackluster SATA controller) which should make AMD not such a "value" company, since we know even Intel i3s trump the FX-8350 in some situations.

AMD Update: What's New, And What Is Not - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) | Seeking Alpha

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: AMD: What's new and what's not, a summary

Looks the whole industry is stuck at 28nm for years, so until somebody moved to a smaller feature size, not much change can be expected

AFAIK SSD manufacturing still is dominating the industry and there is no end in sight

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: AMD: What's new and what's not, a summary

Um, TLC flash for SSDs is 40nm, I believe MLC flash is 20nm, Intel's upcoming i7-6700K is 14nm, AMD's FX series processors are 32nm, FinFET based material next year from Samsung, including AMD GPUs, is 16nm, and DDR4 is currently at 20nm.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: AMD: What's new and what's not, a summary

AMD apparently decided to release the Fury X 4K test results early. We will have to wait and see if 3rd party results back this up. I'd also like to see how it performs at 2560x1600, a much more feasible resolution right now.

AMD Radeon Fury X Performance Revealed - VR World

AMD_Fiji_GPU_RadFuryXPerf.jpg

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: AMD: What's new and what's not, a summary

My HP Stream 7 tablet has the Atom CPU made at 22nm and its X4 which takes aim at iPad, my tablet is slightly faster

Intel suggested that 2016 I can get a 14nm tablet, but this one will do for now.

I am now more interested in a smaller feature CPU and GPU and I would love to see 450mm wafers to lower costs more

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Adept II
Adept II

Re: AMD: What's new and what's not, a summary

The article from seekingalpha is utter hogwash.

>>AMD has secured some very important design wins from important OEMs.<<

I highly doubt the CPU front is at all rosy for AMD.

>>The new 3xx line of GPUs are largely tweaked rebadges, with pricing issues.<<

The 300 series consumes less power, trades blows with 970/980 card with prices near competition to 970 but definitely better than 980.

>>The Fiji line of GPUs looks to have minimally reached parity with NVIDIA. But only at the highest end.<<

Fiji is only in the high end segment so what's the point of that statement? What's more Fiji isn't even released and this guy has psychic abilities to predict Fiji is on parity.

Complete hogwash clickbait.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: AMD: What's new and what's not, a summary

my old faithful hd 6970 still can play any game at 1080p so i can still hum and haw over the latest and greatest

as i like to joke, do you know how many carrots that thing costs?

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