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Old March 13, 2013, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by JJThomp View Post
I'm still waiting for that day when CPU power is increased by 40% instead of the graphics.
It's not so much CPU power, as it is performance per watt. This is the metric by which most chips, especially mobile versions will be measured. How much work can you do with a certain battery capacity.

This translates over to the desktop side, as the less power consumed by a chip, the less heat output, and the quieter the PC.

Case in Point, for all intents and purposes, the 8350 matches the 3570K in gaming performance (it's a little lower, but not by a whole lot). However it uses almost three times as much power, and outputs that much more heat. The cooling solution attached to that chip has to work three times as hard to keep the chip cool, therefore creating more noise.

Back to the mobile and APU side, if AMD can combine decent CPU processing power, and mid-level graphics power on one chip, while keeping powerconsumption and heat output low, they'll have a real winner on their hands. I think they're well on their way in that respect.

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