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post #91 of 148
I thought the tin case was a joke the first second I saw it.

Looks so tacky.. reminds me of teabags and some trash can.

Not that it really matters to me though.

GL dozer! Bring down IvyB prices (now Im stuck with SB platform sux for me)! Charge less for more please xD
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The Intel processers win because they have hardware that's used in that truecrypt test that Amd doesnt
>dat smooth feel
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post #93 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by rusky1;13788268 
And if that person wanted to be honest they'd tell you that the outside only matters at first glance which is exactly what lures in customers. Look at Apple for example, prettiness sells!

Yup, looks can have a huge psychological effect, maybe not so much in a product that can be measured as objectively as a cpu, but still, that effect is there.
post #94 of 148
Why all the wondering about performance? We already have the half of the picture that could be the most questionable. Bulldozer AND Sandybridge both perform 64 256-bit operations/clock. In addition, Bulldozer does TWICE the amount of 128-bit ops/clock AND can combine AVX and SSE instructions. With this, AMD has practically won the HPC market if clockspeeds and power consumption are anywhere near equal. Keep in mind that the die size of a four module/8 "core" bulldozer is only 12% bigger (that's 12% bigger core NOT chip and the cores only make up a small part of a modern IC) than a traditional 4-core processor.

As for AMD losing at integer benchmarks, the extra work done specifically to boost these scores makes me hesitant to believe that they will lose (especially in multi-core applications where eight real cores will scale better than four real and four more trying to fit into the extra spaces).
Edited by hajile - 6/7/11 at 3:14pm
post #95 of 148
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Originally Posted by Aeru;13786986 
I wonder what kind of real performance indication (other than AES) that TrueCrypt benchmark provides.

Here's what the i7 2600K and i7 980x scored.

In that graph, the i5 661 beats the i7 960.

AES-NI does wonders for that benchmark.
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OK, AMD this is the launch, right? So clocks speeds, prices, and a real benchmark or two wouldn't hurt. 'Dozer is officially not a secret anymore so cater to you potential custormers a bit and give out some useful information.
post #97 of 148
loving the tin box...hope it comes with cpu shaped candy inside it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SlaveOnDope;13786427 
Ever hear of a 1-2 punch? Let them see he first one coming, then knock them out with the second they didn't see.

Exactly. cool.gif
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post #99 of 148
That tin is going to make a good cookie container:)
No throwing that out me thinks!
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post #100 of 148
I love the box. I can't wait for what's in the box though.
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