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Poll Results: How will Bulldozer do?

 
  • 42% (11)
    I think it will match up with Intel Sandy Bridge, but the price will be lower.
  • 26% (7)
    I think it will not keep up with Intel Sandy Bridge, but have a lower price.
  • 30% (8)
    I think it will beat Intel Sandy Bridge and have a matching or lower price.
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post #1 of 16
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The question is, how well do YOU think AMD Bulldozer will do? Will it match up against SB or IB, or just fall in the dust? Share your thoughts.
    
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I predict it will have about the same IPC as Nehalem/Lynnfield but will be able to make up for it with more cores in comparison to Intel.
    
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I predict it will have about the same IPC as Nehalem/Lynnfield but will be able to make up for it with more cores in comparison to Intel.
well said
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I predict it will have about the same IPC as Nehalem/Lynnfield but will be able to make up for it with more cores in comparison to Intel.
I noticed the pricepoint for the 8 cores seems very low. Although most average users don't need anything near an 8 core, it's great to have something for the future and at AMD's price you can't beat it.
    
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well it depends on whether game makers will be able to make games that will utilize the core so far i think games can only utilize 4 cores
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Personally I think the 8 core BD will perform slightly worse than the 2600K. The reason is that all of these leaked slides from AMD that show the comparison of SB and BD side by side have the 2600K slightly higher (in the image its slightly above) the 8 core BD. They did the same thing with the 6970 against the 580, and the 580 is faster than a 6970.
That is my guess, I hope I'm wrong though.
 
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well it depends on whether game makers will be able to make games that will utilize the core so far i think games can only utilize 4 cores
That's right, but hopefully BF3 and Skyrim will set the bar at 6 cores.
    
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Personally I think the 8 core BD will perform slightly worse than the 2600K. The reason is that all of these leaked slides from AMD that show the comparison of SB and BD side by side have the 2600K slightly higher (in the image its slightly above) the 8 core BD. They did the same thing with the 6970 against the 570, and at launch the 570 was slightly better than the 6970 (I don't think it is anymore though I may be wrong).
That's really just our perception fooling us. The Radeon HD 6970 is 1% faster at 1920x1200 than the GTX 570. They're putting it with the 2600K, but these may very well be charts meant to represent price.
    
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Personally I think the 8 core BD will perform slightly worse than the 2600K. The reason is that all of these leaked slides from AMD that show the comparison of SB and BD side by side have the 2600K slightly higher (in the image its slightly above) the 8 core BD. They did the same thing with the 6970 against the 580, and the 580 is faster than a 6970.
That is my guess, I hope I'm wrong though.
If it does, for the pricepoint of $330 for either chip you'd get slightly better performance with the 2600k but double the cores with the BD.
    
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The hexacore should beat the pre-Sandybridge i7's in most scenarios. The current Phenom II X6's already beat the older i7's in a select few cases (in stock form), so I don't see why the new haxacore (bulldozer) wouldn't be able to beat it in most scenarios.
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