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Old February 20, 2013, 11:32 PM
BrutalGreen BrutalGreen is offline
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
8 Jaguar cores, Pitcairn-class GPU with 18 Compute Units.
Basically an APU with a built-in and presumably underclocked HD 7860 GPU (midway between the 7850 and 7870) and an FX-8300 series 8 core CPU...sounds like a massive die, wonder how they are going to cool it? Maybe that is why they didn't show the actual device yet, they might still be working out how to do it in a effective/reliable and financially efficient way!?

Also, GDDR5 as system memory? Yes, I realize it's basically the same thing as DDR3 but with a stronger prefetch buffer, but wouldn't that make it harder to code for? I mean wasn't easier coding the reason they gave for going with x86 in the first place? Then again I am no expert in this so feel free to contradict me...

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