What am I expecting?
I am expecting to find out whether HSA is [actually] the future of AMD as they have claimed.
If it is the future then we [must] presume it will one day function on their high-end/high-margin products, and not just the $300 Best-Buy boxes from which they scrape a few...
To whom is that addressed?
I have a pretty good idea of what HSA is.
It appears to be widely accepted that HSA does not deliver on its promise (at least under current architecture) if there is not a tight coupling of the CPU and GPU with a shared memory allocation, and also affected by latency...
Is HSA still AMD's future?
If so, how does this work with high-end Summit Ridge CPU's?
To me there are only two possible choices:
1. Everything is an APU, i.e. Summit-Ridge will come with around 256 shaders to permit HSA operation.
2. PCIe latency is overcome allowing Summit Ridge to work with...
my guess is bristol ridge to launch AM4 in Q2, with Zen to follow Q4.
i seem to remember they did the same with 890FX and Thuban, platform was available before the high-end processor for it.
bristol ridge won't be the most exciting thing in the world, presumably its Carrizo+, i.e. a wider...