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The 7850k will give AMD the budget king crown

#1fuzzymanPosted 12/10/2013 3:28:31 PM(edited)
512SP
Native 2133 DDR3
Nehalem-Sandybridge Per Core Performance
HSA
PCI-e 3.0
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#2Xeeh_BitzPosted 12/10/2013 3:48:36 PM
but what does this s*** mean, is it fast?!?!
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#3urtvPosted 12/10/2013 3:52:42 PM(edited)
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-12-03/19a.jpg
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-12-03/19b.jpg

other than the cheap price,dont really see anything so great about it unless you are into budget systems

and do all apu dont have l3 cache?
#4PhilOnDezPosted 12/10/2013 4:09:22 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
but what does this s*** mean, is it fast?!?!


Looking at the specs, it's got half as many GCN cores (is that the right way of saying it?) as a 7850 and is clocked about 12% slower. At best it would be about half as powerful but it's not going to have gddr5 so my guess is roughly 40-45% the performance of the 7850 depending on resolution with about the CPU performance of a Gen1 i5 if what TC said was true, I'm assuming that's comparing the 3.7 clocks to the original i5 clocks, not per clock.

So it'd be pretty good for anything up until now, I wouldn't buy it for current games though. If the CPU performance is accurate it will be great for Minecraft/MMOs and I know a lot of people who play exclusively minecraft.
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#5fuzzyman(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 4:18:16 PM(edited)
It basically means you slap together a really inexpensive FM2+ build ($500 or less) and play any of today's games at medium settings without a dedicated graphics card.

Hell, you wouldn't need more than a 200W PSU

Also, notebooks will have them

512 is as many cores as a radeon 7750 (an xbox one has 768)

Steamroller is supposed to be 20% better IPC coming from richland

If bulldozer began as a hybrid dual module, steamroller has full fledged cores
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#6BowsaaPosted 12/10/2013 6:52:16 PM
I'm curious, how much would this cost? Might be good for my brother, especially if it can fit into a small, easily portable case.
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#7fuzzyman(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 7:00:01 PM
FM2+ and APU is about $200

Figure Another $200 for case, RAM, PSU, HDD
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#8BowsaaPosted 12/10/2013 7:06:09 PM
Hmph. Really quite reasonable, especially for the performance you'll be getting out of it, and even lower if you can reuse stuff.

This is pretty cool news. It's interesting how powerful integrated GPUs are getting these days.
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#9Flaktrooper123Posted 12/10/2013 7:30:22 PM
While not as powerful as most of our intel stuff, at least the point is, with the existence of these, you can shut off console fanboys who said PC needs to be expensive to keep up.
#10mrCubePosted 12/10/2013 8:10:52 PM
Flaktrooper123 posted...
While not as powerful as most of our intel stuff, at least the point is, with the existence of these, you can shut off console fanboys who said PC needs to be expensive to keep up.


Yeah, I know my first thought when new hardware comes out is how I can use it against people who play on consoles.
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