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RE: Come on AMD.
By stmok on 10/5/2012 6:55:58 PM , Rating: 2
AMD's 2012 lines are nothing more than "delaying products". To be more specific, what they're doing is pushing out anything to buy their engineers time to do major tweaks to the Bulldozer architecture.

Piledriver is really a major revision of Bulldozer (Revision C ?) with minor tweaks, while the Steamroller is a re-built solution based on the lessons learned from Bulldozer experience.

...Its the same with their Brazos 2.0 nonsense.

The only relief is that Socket FM2 will support up to 2014 APU lines. ie: Excavator-based, 4th gen A-series APUs. (Subject to mobo company's support!)

I've also read rumours that Socket AM3+ will likely support Steamroller-based CPU because an AMD rep said Vishera (AM3+ Piledriver CPU) won't be the last for that platform. So you've got another year or so for AM3+.

Eventually, they want to transition their whole "mainstream to performance" desktop lines to APU; while leaving the top-end server-oriented, multi-socket processor solutions as CPUs.

Recently, my old (2006) AMD Sempron set-up died...Well, the mobo died. I was hoping to update it with a Steamroller-based Kaveri APU; 3rd gen A-series. That was the plan anyway. Unfortunately, (after a bit of research), I found out it won't be available until sometime next year. I then looked up AMD's Trinity APU lines. Stock is rather limited here in Australia, and its going to take time to trickle down to local computing shops.

Since I couldn't wait, I decided to go with a Core i5 3570K based set-up. (My computing uses involve needing much CPU grunt...As the software I use wasn't written to take advantage of GPU technology.)

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