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Originally Posted by Armand Hammer;13684830 
But how do anandtech know about the performance of the B1 stepping?

If anandtech know the performance of bulldozer B1 stepping, what is stopping them from releasing this info to the public?

Seems strange that they would make a comment like that but then not elaborate or back it up. Almost seems like they are trolling as others have said.

Yep, and the NDA has not lifted yet either? Something smells fishy......thinking.gif
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3 PCI-E lanes?? eek.gifhttp://www.techpowerup.com/146081/ASRock-A75-Extreme6-AMD-FM1-Fusion-Motherboard-Pictured.html

I hope llano comes good.
    
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I will wait and see AMD's official answers for all of this. Also, aren't new steppings expensive? If they have gone through that many i figure it would cost them a awful lot of money. Would like to know anands source for that. It might be same as the last rumor and turn out to be false. We shall see between tomorrow and June 9th. Computex and/or E3 will tell us all we need to know.
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post #24 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armand Hammer;13684830 
But how do anandtech know about the performance of the B1 stepping?

If anandtech know the performance of bulldozer B1 stepping, what is stopping them from releasing this info to the public?

Seems strange that they would make a comment like that but then not elaborate or back it up. Almost seems like they are trolling as others have said.


Anand et al are privy to information that they are not allowed to release under the NDA. Hence why they provide limited details on such things.

I am interested to see what these chips will do, but my expectations are firmly tempered for now. The boards look awesome though. Side-note: ASRock has become one of my favorite performance board manufacturers.
    
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Originally Posted by Armand Hammer;13684830 
But how do anandtech know about the performance of the B1 stepping?

If anandtech know the performance of bulldozer B1 stepping, what is stopping them from releasing this info to the public?

Seems strange that they would make a comment like that but then not elaborate or back it up. Almost seems like they are trolling as others have said.

The NDA is preventing them from releasing more detailed information. On top of that, it will tarnish their reputation as a review site if they break said NDA.

Love 'em or hate 'em, Anandtech is one of the largest review sites out there. I highly doubt they would want to ruin their name by breaking NDA. If they broke the NDA then they would more than likely never get a board or CPU to do a review on before they hit the market ever again.
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post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by staryoshi;13686615 
Anand et al are privy to information that they are not allowed to release under the NDA. Hence why they provide limited details on such things.

I am interested to see what these chips will do, but my expectations are firmly tempered for now. The boards look awesome though. Side-note: ASRock has become one of my favorite performance board manufacturers.
That is true,but no one knows whether AMD sent their best ES's out,or whether they are holding back their best for release.Board manufacturers really only need a working functional product.It really wouldn't even make sense to have their best chips out there to leak.Or they could be having difficulties with yields,we just don't know yet.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz;13689759 
That is true,but no one knows whether AMD sent their best ES's out,or whether they are holding back their best for release.Board manufacturers really only need a working functional product.It really wouldn't even make sense to have their best chips out there to leak.Or they could be having difficulties with yields,we just don't know yet.

Exactly, there's too much we don't know, yet people here still have some sort of superiority complex about knowing more than other people and that they're always right kookoo.gif
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