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Old Dec 27, 2017, 12:53 PM   #13
shadow001
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No matter how it turns out, we should see something in early next year in either case and even if it isn't clocked as high, should AMD manage a base clock of 4 Ghz and 4.4 in turbo mode along with architecture improvements towards IPC while the chip remains a 95 watt part like the current Ryzen, the clock / IPC gap relative to Intel will have shrunk, and that's never a bad thing.


As for thread ripper, you know the current chip already has room for 4 dies, just that only that 2 are active so having a new high end part released with 3~4 dies should be quite easy, and give Intel nightmares while theirs still has to have everything integrated into a single die, pushing their fab process lead to the limit.


My main point though is the 12nm process and it being ready for high volume production with good yields and power use under control.....It would be silly that an updated Vega isn't released if for no other reason to make it use less power than it currently can, and getting more chips from each wafer.....If nothing else, the economics are there to justify it.
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