Why it's important

By: Rayla (rayla.delete@this.example.com), September 11, 2022 4:34 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
--- (---.delete@this.redheron.com) on September 11, 2022 12:51 pm wrote:
> Eric Fink (eric.delete@this.anon.com) on September 9, 2022 5:26 pm wrote:
> > me (me.delete@this.me.com) on September 9, 2022 4:41 pm wrote:
> > > > I dint think there is much pointing to pessimistic conclusions. If Apples claims are correct, they have
> > > > obtained a 7-10% improvement in single core at 20% lower
> > > > power usage as well as 20% improvements in multi-core
> > > > (presumably at the same power usage). These are rather significant a year-to-year improvements.
> > >
> > > Apple didn't claim anything other than it's faster.
> >
> > They explicitly stated “20% lower power”.
> >
> It's never clear whether codenames have a deeper significance or not, but people
> may find it interesting that the A16 core codenames are Everest and Sawtooth.
> First obvious point is that we have a clear break. We had wind names till we ran out of winds,
> then weather-related names, culminating in Avalanche+Blizzard for the A15 (which certainly
> *sound* like they're broadcasting "these are chips designed with energy foremost").
> The new names could represent nothing, but this does not feel like when Apple pivoted
> from cat names to California names; we weren't running out of weather-related words.
> So to my eyes this is another piece of evidence for the proposition that Apple is rethinking their
> CPU lines (and differentiating them more – mountains for P-cores, tools for E-cores?)
> Maybe someone will pick up another CPU codename in a macOS build, which might
> clarify if there is a third separate line (stars? rivers? whatever)

I'm skeptical that "Sawtooth" refers to a tool here; it seems more likely, at least to me, that it refers to the Sawtooth mountain range in Idaho.
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No Perf/Clock gains on A16_2022/09/08 04:27 PM
  No Perf/Clock gains on A16Mark Roulo2022/09/08 06:24 PM
    OMG! THE SKY IS FALLING! THE END IS NEAR!anonymou52022/09/08 08:08 PM
      nonsense, get a newer phone, things are measurably faster (NT)anonymous22022/09/08 08:21 PM
        nonsense, get a newer phone, things are measurably fasterAnne O. Nymous2022/09/09 12:19 AM
          nonsense, get a newer phone, things are measurably fasternone2022/09/09 12:55 AM
      Some of us find CPU performance interesting for itselfMark Roulo2022/09/09 07:41 AM
        Some of us find CPU performance interesting for itself---2022/09/09 08:23 AM
          Some of us find CPU performance interesting for itselfMark Roulo2022/09/09 11:24 AM
      Why it's importantme2022/09/09 12:43 PM
        Why it's importantEric Fink2022/09/09 03:56 PM
          Why it's importantme2022/09/09 04:41 PM
            Why it's importantEric Fink2022/09/09 05:26 PM
              Why it's important---2022/09/11 12:51 PM
                Why it's importantRayla2022/09/11 04:34 PM
                  Why it's important---2022/09/11 09:07 PM
                    Why it's importantDoug S2022/09/15 08:46 PM
                      Why it's importantAnon2022/09/15 09:10 PM
                        Why it's importantanonymou52022/09/16 02:25 AM
                      Why it's important---2022/09/16 11:54 AM
                        Why it's importantDoug S2022/09/16 01:37 PM
                          Why it's importantanonymou52022/09/16 05:15 PM
                            Why it's importantDoug S2022/09/16 10:04 PM
                        Why it's importantanonymou52022/09/16 05:12 PM
      OMG! THE SKY IS FALLING! THE END IS NEAR!Dummond D. Slow2022/09/10 04:51 AM
  No Perf/Clock gains on A16anon22022/09/08 10:27 PM
    No Perf/Clock gains on A16dmcq2022/09/09 11:02 AM
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