Followup on the pricing leak, and it appears to be legit. Retailers get info on pricing before the hardware actually drops, so they can get stuff into their database in advance of availability. One of the online retailers had the stuff properly (improperly?) linked to the AM4 hardware platform. Searching for AM4 in their database pulled up links to the listed processors which listed the pricing and specs and sku names.
So, I'm glad I'm in the market for a new build soon. 8c/16t CPU for $350? Sure!
I expect sandy/Ivy-haswell performance all around that is why i always thought an 8 core Ryzen part would be available for 380$ or so as that was the price of Intel's 6 core part for a long time. However other rumors state their 4 core will be as low as some Pentiums something i definitely did not think would happen i was thinking more around 150-180$.
Some areas i expect it to perform like haswell in IPC others as low as sandy overall probably between the two that is based off of Amd ryzen design itself which in some areas has me wondering if ILP will be a slight issue compared to Intel's latest offerings one can even see that with their choice in going with 4ALU+2AGU.
Low ILP means higher SMT gains basically which is what i expect. All the test for example that Amd showed are highly parallel in nature, they didn't show one single benchmark analyzing single core performance.
As a side note we should make a Naples thread as well as there is a lot to talk about when it comes to this design for servers in some areas its already coming out with noncompetitive results compared to Intel's latest offerings.