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Guys, these are Xeon server CPUs so comparing to Bulldozer will be utterly pointless. Get back on topic or else I start handing out infractions
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For all the talk about the low clock speeds of these engineering samples, no one bothered to look at the third page of the coolaler thread. There is a CPU-Z screenshot from JCornell (a reliable source) of a newer stepping eight core engineering sample that is running at 3.1 GHz. The low clock samples tested at the beginning of the thread were listed in CPU-Z as Stepping 2, which was shown in another coolaler thread to be the B0 Stepping. This newer one is Stepping 5 (alphanumeric stepping unknown, I'd guess C2 [EDIT: or D0] based on rumors of a flawed C0 and C1 stepping).

That's a crazy chip right there. That thing is going be a beast, 150 watts is a lot of power though, considering that my 95 watt TDP chip uses 130 watts with AVX extensions.
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Guys, these are Xeon server CPUs so comparing to Bulldozer will be utterly pointless. Get back on topic or else I start handing out infractions
Er.. It's actually a legitimate comparison. Bulldozer is first and foremost a server CPU, and they WILL go head to head in that market.
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I have this wonderful idea, Lets... Stop comparing Cpu's that havn't even left the factory yet and wait for benchs and the like to actualy exsist.
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The xeon with 20mb of l3 cache should effectively rape any amd counterpart that dares face it, not unless amd goes to 12 cores can it even come near thanks to all that cache available!!
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i have this wonderful idea, lets... Stop comparing cpu's that havn't even left the factory yet and wait for benchs and the like to actualy exsist.
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The xeon with 20mb of l3 cache should effectively rape any amd counterpart that dares face it, not unless amd goes to 12 cores can it even come near thanks to all that cache available!!
Is there any point commenting about products that you have absolutely no idea about?

AMD server cpu's are currently 12 cores, BD will bring 16 cores with 16Mb of L3 cache, since the thread is about server cpu's. What's more the xeon's in the article are 8c 16t, 16 hyperthreads (8threads may gain 30% performance) against 16 "real" threads, at around 90% performance. It's all about IPC at this moment, and that's what we have no idea about regarding BD. But if BD's IPC is anywhere near SB, with 16 real threads against 16 hyperthreaded ones, it'll be SB with a sore arse! lol
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I looked at that photo in the OP and thought that Ivy Bridge was a super small chip. =="
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what is that black dot in the corner?
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