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    Default AMD Piledriver News and Discussion

    AMD’s Vishera Piledriver FX 8320 and FX 8300 8-Core Processors Revealed


    AMD customers that are still enjoying the AM3+ platform are not forgotten by the company and the Texas based CPU and GPU designer is getting ready to launch some very powerful eight-core processors.

    The new models use the long-awaited Piledriver enhanced x86 core and the same 8 MB level 3 cache.

    The maximum supported memory is still 1866 MHz DDR3, but the processors themselves will likely offer an overall 20% performance increase over today’s FX 8150 CPU like we’ve reported here.

    The new additions are reportedly called FX 8300 and FX 8320.

    These are unlocked CPUs and the former runs at a base frequency of 3.3 GHz while the latter rated at 3.5 GHz with a 4.0 GHz Turbo option.

    AMD’s FX 8300 has every chance of becoming an overclocker’s favorite as it only sport a 95 watts maximum TDP while the FX 8320 is rated at 125 watts TDP just like the FX 8350 that we’ve reported here.

    The launch is estimated to be happening this autumn, but the pricing is closely held under wraps.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-s...d-281219.shtml
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    Finally , some action.
    Awesome.
    Hope they compete sandybridge atleast.
    2600k theke fx8150 koto percent slower?

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    And providing the source would be much more appreciated.

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    I was sure that I posted the source lol. Added it now.

    20% increase puts it roughly above 2600k. Those are optimistic figures so realistically there'll be 10-15% improvement, that should put it on par with 2600k at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    Finally , some action.
    Awesome.
    Hope they compete sandybridge atleast.
    2600k theke fx8150 koto percent slower?

    - - - Updated - - -

    And providing the source would be much more appreciated.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=434

    Almost 50% slower bro Specially in gaming

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    I was sure that I posted the source lol. Added it now.

    20% increase puts it roughly above 2600k. Those are optimistic figures so realistically there'll be 10-15% improvement, that should put it on par with 2600k at least.
    yea, main attraction is the tdp range though.
    At that tdp if it can topple SB then i guess amd is back.

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    I hope so too, they (us too) really need something now. BD just isn't selling, I still find it funny that they actually refunded some money to their initial buyers.

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    source: wccf tech.com¤

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    Meanwhile, sup from 3770k (✿ `ー´)

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    i really want AMD to beat Intel's a_s....

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    i really want AMD to beat Intel's a_s....

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    8150 is about 25% slower than 2600k...but it costs 8-10k less

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrygr8_007 View Post
    i really want AMD to beat Intel's a_s....

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    i really want AMD to beat Intel's a_s....

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    8150 is about 25% slower than 2600k...but it costs 8-10k less
    if 8150 is 25% slower than 2600, 8300 wont be able to cross the 2600 perf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    if 8150 is 25% slower than 2600, 8300 wont be able to cross the 2600 perf
    who nose....let's wait till intel and AMD release their cpu's and then let the bench tell the real story

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    Intel has long stopped competing with AMD for the 'Top' performance position, it was Intel, it is Intel and it probably will be Intel in the foreseeable future.

    The only place where AMD can compete = Their Opteron Server line, or their low priced desktop APU line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    but again the sad news for AMD is that the mighty 14nm Broadwell (the first MCP cpu) will be launched also in 2014. The socket will be different along with the Intel 9x series chipset which will most probably screw the Screwvator (Excavator)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    but again the sad news for AMD is that the mighty 14nm Broadwell (the first MCP cpu) will be launched also in 2014. The socket will be different along with the Intel 9x series chipset which will most probably screw the Screwvator (Excavator)
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    ahaaa...
    Ashahoto hobar kono karon nai.
    Ups and downs thakbei.
    Ekhon dekhe mone hochchhe nah, intel re bash daoa amd er pokkhe shomvob toh nah e, intel er kasei jete parbe nah.
    But, i hope really hope AMD come back and even beat Intel.
    That's would good for us.

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    Accha Ivy bridge really did not improove much from sandy bridge did it and there is a problem with the IHS on the ivy bridge, I remember reading that somewhere on OCN so the sandy bridge processors are still the right way to go right.
    FTW!!!!!!!!!!

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    Cut the crap with the 8-core already, why can't they at least bring out a 6-core i can't just let it consume 125W and expect bang on performances, also need something a little less costly too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Intel has long stopped competing with AMD for the 'Top' performance position, it was Intel, it is Intel and it probably will be Intel in the foreseeable future.

    The only place where AMD can compete = Their Opteron Server line, or their low priced desktop APU line.
    While youre more or less correct, they are more competitive with their mobile APU's, not desktop. The mobile APU's for laptops and netbooks are very competitive and Trinity competes very well with IB mobiles with similar power efficiency, slower CPU but faster graphics. Id much prefer a Trinity laptop over IB any day unless the IB laptop comes with discrete graphics.

    As for Piledriver expect much improved power consumption, ~7% increase in IPC and better frequencies giving a ~15% increase in performance over 8150. Not enough, but will make them more competitive.
    Last edited by Mazhar; September 3rd, 2012 at 16:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazhar View Post
    While youre more or less correct, they are more competitive with their mobile APU's, not desktop. The mobile APU's for laptops and netbooks are very competitive and Trinity competes very well with IB mobiles with similar power efficiency, slower CPU but faster graphics. Id much prefer a Trinity laptop over IB any day unless the IB laptop comes with discrete graphics.

    As for Piledriver expect much improved power consumption, ~7% increase in IPC and better frequencies giving a ~15% increase in performance over 8150. Not enough, but will make them more competitive.
    i have more hope on steamroller than piledriver as steamroller would be of different structure than bulldozer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    i have more hope on steamroller than piledriver as steamroller would be of different structure than bulldozer.
    SR is more of a IPC/performance upgrade while PD fixes the inherent flaws with BD especially regarding power consumption along with some IPC tweaks. However, while PD will give a frequency boost along with the IPC tweaks, im not sure about the frequency boost with SR especially if its designed using a high density library (it is still being decided whether it will be SR or its successor). However, even if the frequency boost of SR is minimal, the IPC gains will cross 15%.
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