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post #11 of 59
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I'd hold my breath on that. These CPUs, due to them being 32nn and given how the module architecture was made, will have a very modest die size. It shouldn't cost much to manufacture at all. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the six-core FX was overall faster than the 2500K given the fact that IPC has obviously improved in comparison to Thuban and that AMD is able to price them like so due to lower manufacturing costs.
+ If they were to price them at $1000 like Intel's greatest they wouldn't get many in sales.. and they need those. I'm still gonna wait until the release and reviews before I decide which I Want. I'm hoping Bulldozer is faster though.. bored of Intel.
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Well, I am hoping for a pleasant surprise from AMD. I'm planing on my next machine to be AMD build, so I hope they can deliver
 
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post #13 of 59
I honestly don't expect BD to perform significantly faster than SB. I expect the top-end BD to perform the same or slightly better than the 2600k.

If it does we an expect lower prices from both intel and amd once BD releases.
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post #14 of 59
It is an indication of performance. Companies will only price their products based on how they perform compared to their competitors. If AMD had a truly revolutionary product, they would have priced it accordingly.

A lot of speculation on this site was indicating an FX range of old (that is, back in the days of the FX-58 and FX-60) but at this pricing, it is obvious they will compete with the Sandy Bridge range and do no more. If they were truly better than the 2600K, then they would have been priced that way.

It's a concern because Ivy Bridge is almost certain to be absolutely stellar (I'm betting 20-30% performance per clock increase) and you have to wonder whether AMD can even keep up any longer.
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I would think it would benefit AMD more to price competitively, or even slightly less than current Intel offerings in order to secure a greater market share. Even if they did in fact have greater/equal performance.

That would be a more intelligent business move on their part, considering the market.
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post #16 of 59
So either Bulldozer is slightly faster than sandy bridge and is priced accordingly, or BD is a fair amount faster and priced to win.
And the third very unlikely option is that BD is slower and AMD is charging more for less.
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post #17 of 59
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So either Bulldozer is slightly faster than sandy bridge and is priced accordingly, or BD is a fair amount faster and priced to win.
And the third very unlikely option is that BD is slower and AMD is charging more for less.
Pretty much, yes.
    
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post #18 of 59
AMD wouldn't be in such situation if they hadn't announced that their chips will "Bulldoze" the competition. They could have just made low-end chips for great value
    
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post #19 of 59
Anyone else getting confused by all these codenames? So Zambezi refers to the desktop platform, Bulldozer refers to the architecture, what does Orochi refer to? I kinda wish they went back to just numbering!
    
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