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I believe people are missing the point of many cores. Its not only to run games, as a matter a fact I look at it as a nice additional feature to be able to play games.

Those who are running core hungry programs, can dedicate X many cores to the program while doing more work at the same time. For some its playing games but in the future games might be able to use more cores.

Today I'd never recommend a CPU with more than four cores for man who only plays games. I think I would always recommend eg. i5 2500 for games and of course "K" version for those who like to push the limits and overclock.

But for a hardcore multitasking I would probably recommend more cored CPU and in that case the FX8110 might be perfect. Rendering a video that requires 4 cores, yet being able to play games at the same time is one of the pros. If a program requires 4 cores, than i5/i7 wouldn't do the job if you wanted to play games at the same time.

Just sayin..
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I believe people are missing the point of many cores. Its not only to run games, as a matter a fact I look at it as a nice additional feature to be able to play games.

Those who are running core hungry programs, can dedicate X many cores to the program while doing more work at the same time. For some its playing games but in the future games might be able to use more cores.

Today I'd never recommend a CPU with more than four cores for man who only plays games. I think I would always recommend eg. i5 2500 for games and of course "K" version for those who like to push the limits and overclock.

But for a hardcore multitasking I would probably recommend more cored CPU and in that case the FX8110 might be perfect. Rendering a video that requires 4 cores, yet being able to play games at the same time is one of the pros. If a program requires 4 cores, than i5/i7 wouldn't do the job if you wanted to play games at the same time.

Just sayin..
I thought the 6 core amd chip needed those extra 2 cores to keep up with a 4 core 2600k ?? If bulldozer only runs as fast as the 4 core 2600k then what is the benefit of the extra 2 cores ?. It does not benefit it over a quick 4 core intel cpu
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That is rumor from an Xbit article and not fact. Although, I will agree that something is very wrong with the current ES bulldozers as they are slower than PH II.

As for the release date, it is just as it is written in my sig. AMD has confirmed 60-90 days from June 1 (i.e August). This was said during Computex.

We have enough misinformation and rumor taken as fact about about bulldozer. Please don't contribute to the problem.


Production Candidates read as NA in this Image however it is fair to assume Production Candidates span June-July (B1/B2 stepping revisions).
Edited by 45nm - 6/27/11 at 9:33am
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I thought the 6 core amd chip needed those extra 2 cores to keep up with a 4 core 2600k ?? If bulldozer only runs as fast as the 4 core 2600k then what is the benefit of the extra 2 cores ?
What is "as fast" though? They will inherently be faster at different things, or at least I would hope the 6/8 core BDs are faster at multithreaded tasks. If they aren't better in even heavily multithreaded apps then there would be no benefit at all, and really, no reason to ever buy BD unless it is at an extremely discounted price.
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What is "as fast" though? They will inherently be faster at different things, or at least I would hope the 6/8 core BDs are faster at multithreaded tasks. If they aren't better in even heavily multithreaded apps then there would be no benefit at all, and really, no reason to ever buy BD unless it is at an extremely discounted price.
Exactly but i suppose we will see once released. I would hope they are better in multi threaded apps etc
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I think it's quite obvious that the 8 core Bulldozers will surpass a 2600K in highly threaded programs. Even a 8 core Thuban (with no IPC improvements) would be ahead.
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Hang on, Bulldozer is only on 32nm?
 
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Hang on, Bulldozer is only on 32nm?
Yes it was/is meant to target SB. 22nm would delay it even further, also there's no reason for them to skip a node
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Yes it was/is meant to target SB. 22nm would delay it even further, also there's no reason for them to skip a node

For some reason I thought it was 22nm and I was thinking that IVY won't match it because it was just a die shrink. Now that I know it is 32, I am sure IVY can be as good
 
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Anyone know if all Bulldozer chips are all gonna have 8 threads?
As in.. 4/6/8 core 8 thread, like with SB?
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