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AMD was showing off some Llano cores, were saying that the APU would do hybrid crossfire with a dedicated AMD gpu. Appearing as a single higher end GPU to the system, but using the power of both lower end chips. So here is what i'm thinking, if the Zambezi/Dozer cores have or will have a GPU side inside them, will they hybrid Crossfire with a dedicated gpu? In a desktop mind you, but if it can, that could be a huge reason to go AMD/ATI. Tightening the screws on nvidia even more, especially with nvidia's lowend sales down by 28%. save the day Kepler!



Edited by timma100 - 5/5/11 at 6:12am
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Bulldozer will not have an IGP, that's a fact. At least the first gen, we don't know much about the next generations. The IGP will only stay with smaller/cheaper cores as imho Bulldozer is complicated enough even without adding an IGP (it's rumored that Llano's IGP is about 1/3 of the die size).

...besides, Nvidia isn't a real competitor for AMD any more, Intel is.
Edited by dragosmp - 5/5/11 at 6:12am
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Trinity is the next generation Fusion APU that will feature Bulldozer core with Turks-based GPU. However, do note that AMD will be using different sockets for their high-end and mainstream/budget segments. For high-end, you have AM3+ with no IGP and for mainstream, you have socket FM1.

The situation's probably going to be similar to LGA-1366/LGA-1156 or LGA-2011/LGA-1155. If you start with mainstream, you'd need to replace both motherboard and CPU if you want to upgrade to high end.
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...besides, Nvidia isn't a real competitor for AMD any more, Intel is.
i saw in news- nvidia lose some part of graphics marketshare.
amd and intel (!?) gained.
    
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Trinity is the next generation Fusion APU that will feature Bulldozer core with Turks-based GPU. However, do note that AMD will be using different sockets for their high-end and mainstream/budget segments. For high-end, you have AM3+ with no IGP and for mainstream, you have socket FM1.

The situation's probably going to be similar to LGA-1366/LGA-1156 or LGA-2011/LGA-1155. If you start with mainstream, you'd need to replace both motherboard and CPU if you want to upgrade to high end.
AMD is gonna pull an Intel and use two different sockets,one for low/mid end,and another for high end?
/Facepalm.
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How do y'all think the FX series is going to be priced, hope it's not going to be 1000USD for the 8cores
   
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AMD is gonna pull an Intel and use two different sockets,one for low/mid end,and another for high end?*
/Facepalm.
It's somewhat inevitable given they're moving integrated graphics from motherboard to CPU. I bet there'll be a lot of people who'll start complaining about paying for something they wouldn't use if AMD starts shipping all their CPU's with integrated graphics. AMD already did it before. At least this time, it's not just artificial segmentation like what happened with 754/939.

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How do y'all think the FX series is going to be priced, hope it's not going to be 1000USD for the 8cores
The question is how do individual models compare to Intel's line-up? I expect comparable chips to be priced around 10% or so less than the equivalent Intel model.
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How do y'all think the FX series is going to be priced, hope it's not going to be 1000USD for the 8cores
All depends on how they perform dude. If it absolutely smashes the 990x from intel, you bet they are going to be $1000. However, we all know that isn't going to happen, so my guess is they will priced around $300-500, depending on how they compete with sandy bridge.
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How do y'all think the FX series is going to be priced, hope it's not going to be 1000USD for the 8cores
My take would be:
4 core: 220$
6 core: 275$
8 core: 350$

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My take:
FX-4110: $170
FX-6110: $220
FX-8110: $300
FX-8130P: $320
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