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  • AMD Cuts Ryzen Prices, Confirms New Hardware, New Ryzen CPUs With Vega

    Phoronix: AMD Cuts Ryzen Prices, Confirms New Hardware, New Ryzen CPUs With Vega

    While Intel announced their new CPUs with Radeon Vega M graphics, AMD had a host of announcements on their own for getting CES 2018 started with some excitement...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Ryzen-CES-2018

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    Any information as to whether Zen2 will provide any silicon level support to help mitigate Spectre

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    • #3
      Interesting. It seems Intel's new APUs with Vega are targeting a higher performance bracket than AMD's new APUs with Vega? 20-24 CUs for the Intel products and only 8-11 CUs for the AMD products. It makes sense I guess from a historical perspective, but....

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      • #4
        And, where are 35W or 45W high-performance Ryzen Mobile CPUs for laptops?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by duby229 View Post
          Interesting. It seems Intel's new APUs with Vega are targeting a higher performance bracket than AMD's new APUs with Vega? 20-24 CUs for the Intel products and only 8-11 CUs for the AMD products. It makes sense I guess from a historical perspective, but....
          Yes they are.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kravemir View Post
            And, where are 35W or 45W high-performance Ryzen Mobile CPUs for laptops?
            they probably got the message in the last 3 years that no laptop manufacturer will ever use a 35W or 45W APU, just because they think consumers will prefer buying laptops with crappier and more power-hungry "dedicated" GPUs instead if they think they need a GPU.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by duby229 View Post
              Interesting. It seems Intel's new APUs with Vega are targeting a higher performance bracket than AMD's new APUs with Vega? 20-24 CUs for the Intel products and only 8-11 CUs for the AMD products. It makes sense I guess from a historical perspective, but....
              Wasn't this obvious from the start? These AMD APU's are traditional APU's made from a single chip put inside a typical CPU sized package. The Intel+Vega product is two larger chips put on a bigger package which doesn't resemble a traditional CPU.

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              • #8
                That is all nice and dandy, but please AMD, can you ask your pals at Global Foundries to start making memory chips? The Samsung/Hynix cartel managed to elevate DDR4 prices so high that now 16GB of RAM costs the same as a Ryzen 7 here where I live.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Naib View Post
                  Any information as to whether Zen2 will provide any silicon level support to help mitigate Spectre
                  Unlikely. CPU design is a multi year process. Though who knows?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Naib View Post
                    Any information as to whether Zen2 will provide any silicon level support to help mitigate Spectre
                    Unless they knew about it for a long time, no.
                    IMHO it's also very unlikely that Zen2 will include any such mitigations since AMD indicated that its design is finished.
                    Earliest would be Zen3, or Zen2+ if they really want to fix it.
                    I worked on CPUs and believe me, bringing a CPU design from concept to production is a _serious_ amount of work and takes a _lot_ of time.

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