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#46 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:16

Speaking of HSA/OpenCL

http://tinyurl.com/lhsxq6a

Interesting early results.  Can't say anything will come of it (or won't) but interesting nonetheless.

Who knows but HSA sure looks nice from a low-level perspective.




#47 TheExperiment

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:15

Who knows but HSA sure looks nice from a low-level perspective.

Now I'm curious if Mantle is further optimized for it.  I doubt anyone but AMD is incredibly interested in pushing their tech without notable marketshare, and that could make an interesting combo..

 

But I guess not much point speculating with the release supposedly so close.



#48 illegaloperation

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:24

Sorry, but your reasoning here doesn't make any sense.

 

If AMD were planning to EOL the FX-line in favour of APUs, they would've done so. They have nothing to gain and everything to lose by being vague and non-committal.

 

People are more as likely to say "screw it I'll wait" and not buy anything, or jump ship to Intel.

 

Actually it does make sense.

 

AMD wants to milk what it has already released for as long as it can.

 

Physiologically speaking, people don't want to buy into a dead end platform.

 

If AMD announce that it won't be releasing any more FX processors (or any performance oriented processors), people will jump to Intel for the Core i3/Core i5 processors.

 

What AMD need is for people to buy its current FX processors.



#49 Athernar

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:19

Actually it does make sense.

 

AMD wants to milk what it has already released for as long as it can.

 

Physiologically speaking, people don't want to buy into a dead end platform.

 

If AMD announce that it won't be releasing any more FX processors (or any performance oriented processors), people will jump to Intel for the Core i3/Core i5 processors.

 

What AMD need is for people to buy its current FX processors.

 

No, it really doesn't make the slightest bit of sense at all. Your theory is self-contradicting.

 

If AMD were truly going to kill the FX line, then they wouldn't care about enthusiasts jumping ship since they're leaving the market, their focus would be on trying to sell people APUs. If they cared about selling product to a market, they wouldn't be leaving that market in the first place.

 

Seriously, think about what you're saying here, it simply doesn't hold up to even basic scrutiny.

 

Oh, and you should probably look up the definition of the word "Physiology". ;)



#50 ryoohki

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:44

Well they are pushing Mantle alot witch render completely useless a high end cpu, they are releasing new apu etc.. They are getting there, they are really good at making apu, and if they have an API that use it (mantle) I don't see why not just dump the high end market. Tons of People buy stuff for 1 or 2 big games, if you tell someone that he can buy a 100 cpu and have more performance than using the competition (implying that you buy a amd videocard too) it will sell, a lot



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