thank you, this is the best review I've seen of the 1100T, great transparency with the readers, it shows the processors from all the angles
AMD made a bad decision switching to bulldozer architecture, now they are deep in the ass. Bulldozer/Vishera/Steamroller all of them loosing to Core I* in multi-core performance. Also seems like Vishera (FX-8350) is their last 8-core CPU, as they stated there will be no Steamroller for AM3+ socket, they lost this fight. And soon they'll loose discrete video card market to Nvidia.
Better was to improve Phenom II memory controller, move to 28/32 nm, and increase core count to 8/12 - that could be a Win strategy.
I think that the biggest enemy of AMD is not Intel, but is ARM: is lowcost, is fairly fast (aka 3x-5x slower than the AMD counterpart) and they have decent graphics with 1080p output, sometimes 4K output. Also they consume less and there is wide industry adoption. Also the single missing part of ARM: 64 bit is here, at least in GCC, LLVM and in Android. I will expect that ARM will replace many low end hardware of AMD.
The AMD GCC patches I've seen usually appeared a year before the hw was for sale. Late ;)Quote:
they optimize late for example Java or GCC runtimes
Kaveri GCC, Oct 2012: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTIwNDY
Kaveri for sale: Feb 2014
Trinity GCC, Jul 2011: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2011-07/msg00842.html
Trinity for sale: Oct 2012
So once again, you're right, I stand corrected.