It's low power and cheap, and can completely shut off cores when they aren't in use.
Originally Posted by duby229
Plus, games generally don't require that much CPU power. At least, not if they are designed with that in mind. And when they can rely on a powerful GPU with OpenCL (or equivalent) technologies to crank through some of the stuff they may need done. Workloads that the Cell's SPUs could handle will probably run far better on the GPU, and the main programmable core on the Cell CPU was very weak.
I didn't say that I can get the same hardware. But GDDR5 alone wouldn't do any good if the whole architecture was bad.
Originally Posted by Kano
And my point is simply that AMD now has to care about OpenGL performance which MIGHT(!) lead to improvements even for desktop users.
Thanks for testing + reporting.
Originally Posted by kwahoo
So, I will not try Beta6.
I can not install it on Ubuntu 13.04
With these latest amd drivers, the update from Valve on tf2, the game now runs amazingly fluent on my pc.
I could not be more happy.
I can't see the difference with the windows version any more.
Were getting close to the point were it runs faster on linux then on windows.
One thing I have to add.
I also installed a tool to set kernel cpu freqency setting.
Changed it from on demand to performance, which made serious sam 3 run good.
Before I had problems with dramatic drops in fps.
But TF2 now runs more fluent then I thought possible.
I've been quite happy with both steam and the amd drivers. Both TF2 and Bastion work on my A10-5.8k with precious and the latest beta catalyst.