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if that's all you do then you can sell your processor and get a 555 dual core. it will do everything you wanted and more. no, you do not need bulldozer if that's all you do.
I think an intel atom would be better for his use.
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if that's all you do then you can sell your processor and get a 555 dual core. it will do everything you wanted and more. no, you do not need bulldozer if that's all you do.
I did get a 555.... was lucky enough to unlock it

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I think an intel atom would be better for his use.
....

I do occasionally play SCII, shogun 2 and other RTS games// (which need CPU powerr)

but i prefer RPG and FPS.
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How does this relate to Bulldozer?
I just don't get it, the attitude towards it.

It's just AMD's answer to HyperThreading but implemented in a physical way not logical.

To call this un-needed is a half truth, because people are right. It's not needed by the vast majority of average computer users, but that is what the Fusion series is for "the average user".
This is for the people that need more performance than that.

But to call it useless is to call HyperThreading useless as well.
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I just don't get it, the attitude towards it.

It's just AMD's answer to HyperThreading but implemented in a physical way not logical.

To call this un-needed is a half truth, because people are right. It's not needed by the vast majority of average computer users, but that is what the Fusion series is for "the average user".
This is for the people that need more performance than that.

But to call it useless is to call HyperThreading useless as well.
That to and he is stating that adding 4 more cores wont do anything.

By now I would think everyone would know Bd is completely different from Phenom II.
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I would hope it is different then Phenom II, would be dreadful to wait this long and not get a good performer.
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That to and he is stating that adding 4 more cores wont do anything.

By now I would think everyone would know Bd is completely different from Phenom II.
Well that's depending, it's what I call a half truth. In respect to him adding four more cores won't make miracles happen.
If all you use is software that takes advantage of 4 cores then no matter how many cores you throw at it at the end of the day, the performance increase is going to be negligible because it's a piece of software that takes advantage of 4 cores.

But that scene is changing rather quickly.

The real question that is on peoples lips at the moment is, how well will these cores perform and how well will they work together.

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I would hope it is different then Phenom II, would be dreadful to wait this long and not get a good performer.
To true, to true.
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Give me a faster CPU, who cares about more cores. 99.9% of the population won't utilize more cores. I want more FSB speed.
I'd rather have a faster quad core than an 8-core cpu.
Why did you get an i7 920 instead of an 1156 i5?
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This is interesting.
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This from the "Terms" , notice the word I bolded;

Top tier prizes: Five (5) AMD FX series eight-core processors. Approximate Retail Value: $300 USD each.

So it could be more or less than the intel.

$300 is not a set price.

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i don't think the 8 cores has anything to do with HT. Intels HT is a technology to keep the cores fed better under heavily threaded situations while amd is just trying to put out a competitive product and since they cant match intel cores clock to clock for single thread they try and compete in other areas. The module design is a nice way to increase the amount of transistors usable by 1 thread but in the end its still just a way of doing parallel processing (which is sorta what simd is all about)

ideally what a coder wants from a cpu is a single huge superfast core with HT like capability to quickly swap between X amount of threads since thats the easiest to code efficiently for but since we already have to split the program duties between 2+ cores it doesn't really matter if its 4 or 8 physical cores all evidence otherwise is just the coders laziness
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