- Sep 18, 2014
since when is it confirmed that carrizo die has only L2 cache in its fullest form ?Bristol Ridge isn't Zen, it's Excavator for the desktop. The reason it is relevant is that it's launching the socket that will be used by Zen. As Bristol Ridge is essentially the same silicon as Carrizo, the 2MB L2 cache is a known entity. From what we've seen from Carrizo, these chips will be a reasonable step up from Kaveri, but still no where near anything Intel is selling in most cases.
AMD could simply disable 2MB of cache for various reasons like yield, power, etc....