http://wccftech.com/amd-kaveri-apu-arch ... gcn-cores/
been discussed here? I couldn't find it here.
The part I thought was news to me was this quote on the scale of iGPU:
On the GPU side, Kaveri APU would make use of upto 512 stream processors or (MADs) which amount to 8 compute units. It is mentioned that the number of stream processors would range from 384 SPs to 512 SPs though it could feature even a higher number such as 768 SPs. The AMD Radeon HD 7750 features 512 SPs while the upcoming Radeon HD 7730 would feature 384 SPs so we are pretty much looking at performance levels of a discrete entry level GPU here which would be fantastic for a integrated graphics module. The total performance on the compute end would fall above the 1 TFLOPs limit amounting the GPU and FPU performance for the CPU core.
Some things I've read suggested that these would be the GCN1.1 / Sea Islands (7790 has 14 GCN cores). I assume 8 Compute Units is referring to GCN cores... Having recently picked up a 7790, I'm starting to hanker for a modern mobo with Kaveri. Is it too much to hope crossfire drivers are working well by end of 2013?
PS. major props to AMD for Linux support - VDPAU and power management are tremendous additions.