AMD will keep pushing FX and A series processors in 2017

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  1. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    I can't see it being a 480, more like an enhanced 460. Still great though, and if they can scale it down for laptops, I forsee a lot of design wins.
     
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    We can hope for 480 level performance if Vega improvements are as big as speculated.
     
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    Even if the GPU performance is at say 460 level, memory is going to be a limiting factor being ddr4 at dual channel.
     
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    Couldn't they build a "FM3" socket and have say 4GB HBM?
     

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    They could, but if I am correct I thought AMD wanted uniformity, meaning only one desktop socket?
     
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    Doesn't the Vega memory manager mean that nothing stops you from having 1GB of HBM on board and then have your DDR4 as normal?
     
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    I would have to look at the Vega architecture, but I don't think 1gb of memory would last very long...Plus wouldn't that impose a cost as well?
     
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    1GB of extra fast cache. The Vega memory controller can connect to a lot of different types of memory at the same time.
     

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