By: Adrian (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2018 7:41 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
From the interview with AMD CTO Mark Papermaster:
IC: With the FP units now capable of doing 256-bit on their own, is there a frequency drop when 256-bit code is run, similar to when Intel runs AVX2?
MP: No, we don’t anticipate any frequency decrease. We leveraged 7nm. One of the things that 7nm enables us is scale in terms of cores and FP execution. It is a true doubling because we didn’t only double the pipeline with, but we also doubled the load-store and the data pipe into it.