AMD Aims to Boost APU Power Efficiency 25x by 2020

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bensen408

I've said this before and I'll say it again... I don't give a crap about power efficiency in a CPU/GPU/APU.

I want a chip that does everything really really fast and does its best to spank on the competition. I don't care if it has a 120TDP or a 45TDP. I want kick-assedness.

Thanks.

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fung0

If you are the sort of person who pays $700 for a graphics card (or two) just so you can brag about going to max settings in some game that won't ship until next year, Nvidia is waiting for you.

Personally, I've always preferred AMD's approach (and ATI's before that). Better power efficiency means lower noise, smaller PSU, a cooler system. These things are important to me. They're important to many users, in the mid-range. Power efficiency is particularly vital in portables, and it's why Nvidia's power-hog technology was snubbed by both MS and Sony for the latest round of consoles.

Even when you look at performance specs, you'll find that AMD frequently gives better bang for the bucks, in the mid-range where most of us live.

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jtrpop

So in 6 years they might be as power efficient as Intel is now? I like AMD, but lately their performance and efficiency has been abysmal compared to days of yor. They still have yet to create a compelling efficient mobile platform that competes with Intel, and I'd love to see them duke it out again like they did in the 2000's.

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MrHasselblad

AMD Xeon 12 core??

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The Mac

i think you mean Opteron

lol

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dgrmouse

I'll believe it when I see it. This statement probably means that they're going to move away from x86 entirely, though. Might as well, since they haven't had anything compelling since the first Intel Core chips.

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btdog

In other news, MPC plans on 2x coverage of news in 2014:

http://www.maximumpc.com/amd_aims_25_times_boost_apu_energy_efficiency_2020

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AFDozerman

http://xkcd.com/1327/