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    Default Recapping The AMD Kaveri Linux Experience

    Phoronix: Recapping The AMD Kaveri Linux Experience

    Since last month's debut of the AMD Kaveri APUs there have been many Phoronix articles delivering Linux test results of the A10-7850K high-end APU. For those that unfortunately don't read Phoronix on a daily basis, here's a recap of some of our findings to date...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU5Nzc

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    I just need to "get these mainboards fixed". Then I'll have one. Or two. There are nice offers on the market but some of them feature chips which seem (currently) not supported by the Linux kernel.

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    HSA vs OpenCL vs C/C++ measured by power efficiency.

    Everybody is doing performance for HSA right now. That could be something new.
    (Btw. HSA is present in Linux Catalyst, right? If not then forget about it...)

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    The list lacks 1 bad news:
    - No Mantle anytime soon

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    I looked at my spare parts, and realised that if I buy a new mobo and processor for my gaming rig, I'll have enough parts to make a decent Linux gaming box to stick Steam on (dual booting isn't going well for me at the moment for reasons I won't go into). So I'm looking at what CPU to buy, and I think I'm going for an Ivy Bridge. God that's depressing, I'm buying for a reasonably high end gaming box, and my best option is from the last gen. I really wanted to have AMD give me a good option, but no, they can't even match Intel's last gen.

    I hope the devs start doing stuff with the GPU on the chip, because no self-respecting enthusiast has a box without dedicated graphics. So that silicon is sitting there doing nothing. And sadly, that's where all the innovation is going. Into a worthless pile of circuits that we don't use, just because nobody else is buying desktops any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaprikawn View Post
    I hope the devs start doing stuff with the GPU on the chip, because no self-respecting enthusiast has a box without dedicated graphics. So that silicon is sitting there doing nothing. And sadly, that's where all the innovation is going. Into a worthless pile of circuits that we don't use, just because nobody else is buying desktops any more.
    An enthusiast gaming on Linux. LOL ROFL.
    Kaveri has much better gpu performance than its last generation and there is no intel anywhere providing this performance/$. And there is no Haswell anywhere beating Kaveri graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
    An enthusiast gaming on Linux. LOL ROFL.
    Kaveri has much better gpu performance than its last generation and there is no intel anywhere providing this performance/$. And there is no Haswell anywhere beating Kaveri graphics.
    This is true at the moment but I am sure Intel is working hard at beating Kaveri and soon there could well be a Haswell that can beat Kaveri at its game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepDayze View Post
    This is true at the moment but I am sure Intel is working hard at beating Kaveri and soon there could well be a Haswell that can beat Kaveri at its game.
    There could be ARM developing a super-duper x86 killer right now. It could be revealed in 3 days and i am sure it will fit on current Intel MoBos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
    There could be ARM developing a super-duper x86 killer right now. It could be revealed in 3 days and i am sure it will fit on current Intel MoBos.
    Those ARM server chips from AMD come to mind.

    In all seriousness, though, you don't need a really powerful CPU for gaming; a previous generation AMD FX or black edition cpu would probably be good enough, especially when complemented with a good discrete graphics solution. For me, an APU is plenty. YMMV, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
    An enthusiast gaming on Linux. LOL ROFL.
    That's basically me, thank you.

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