Originally Posted by JE Nightmare
I'd sooner listen to the CEO and SVP about the launch then two review sites...
Oh, AMDs faithful. If you believe strong enough, do you really think you'll have BD in hand by next week?
Face it. It's delayed. It's not the end of the world, but it's not likely you'll be buying retail Bulldozer before mid-late July. It's also unlikely you're going to see proper BD reviews any time soon.
It's a better situation than being handed Bulldozer only to be told one month later it's defective, and you have to return it (ala Cougar Point). It's also a better situation than debuting with much-less-than expected performance and no one buying it because of that fact.
Originally Posted by PhRe4k
What a crap "review".. honestly, what were they reviewing? SLI scaling performance with current processors?
Originally Posted by 2010rig
Well, they weren't given Bulldozer samples to test, so yea... Not much of a review with what they have to work with.
Is it Tom's fault, or dare I say it, AMD's?
Heck, they didn't even put it up against a 2500K, the review was more about the 990FX chipset and SLI performance.
Yeah.. It wasn't much of a review, but without the CPUs to match, there wasn't much they could go on. I mainly posted it to confirm the BD launch rumor as 'true.'
Edit: Here's Anand's comments, first from this review http://www.anandtech.com/show/4365/c...8-motherboards
"Just above Llano we will have the long awaited Bulldozer CPU. AMD originally wanted to launch Bulldozer at Computex but performance issues with its B0 and B1 stepping chips pushed back the launch. Now we're looking at a late July launch
with B2 silicon, but performance today is a big unknown. Apparently the performance of B1 stepping silicon doesn't look too good."
And from Twitter: "Bulldozer's launch got pushed back by about a month, I'll see what I can do while I'm here though"
Still don't believe it, JE Nightmare?Edited by pursuinginsanity - 5/30/11 at 10:44am