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another presentation full of nothing
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What exactly is the role of the integrated NB? The article says it will control the level 3 cache and the "two 72-bit wide memory channels". It also goes on to say that 900 series NB chips will be supported. So does this integrated NB only control on-chip memory or is it a go-between between the CPU and the NB?

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The 8MB L3 Cache and the two 72-bit wide memory channels are controlled by the integrated Northbridge.
    
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Sandy Bridge and BD are not the same thing? I though it was Bridge Dozer :O
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Sandy Bridge and BD are not the same thing? I though it was Bridge Dozer :O
This is what I was wondering. According to the article, the BD has an integrated NB, yet it also talks about 900 series NB support....
    
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So EXACTLY when is BD going to hit the streets?

All of the graphs and talks on benchmarks reminds me of nvidia that continued to delay the product, which came out flawed in some aspects and didn't live up to what had all been said about it.

I want to see someone with it and see actual test results from 'the regular guy' type thing.

Just when is it going to be here in our hands?

Please don't give 'projected dates' or 'End of Q4' stuff

WHEN?

Unless I have missed the big news of its actual release...

WHEN? DERNIT !
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post #16 of 53
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Looks like a native 2600mhz HT speed. Was hoping BD would saturate 3200mhz.

Oh well, good info. Good read, Discuss
Current CPUs don't even saturate 2000mhz so even if bulldozer is twice as fast 2600mhz is more than enough.
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We been receiving a lot of info about Bulldozer this last couple of days. I think is coming!!!! I can smell it!!!!!!!!!
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Sandy Bridge is the code name for Intel's current main stream CPU architecture.

Bulldozer is AMD's new architecture.

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This is what I was wondering. According to the article, the BD has an integrated NB, yet it also talks about 900 series NB support....
Northbridge is a term that has gotten more vague over the the years.

Initially the memory controller was on the chipset, namely the IC closer to the CPU that also usually contained the AGP or PCI-E buses.

After the memory controller, and later PCI-E bus (in some cases) were moved on-die, the "northbridge" became integrated. However, many boards continued to use chipsets that had two primary ICs, and so continued to call the one closer to the CPU/top of the board the northbridge.
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Current CPUs don't even saturate 2000mhz so even if bulldozer is twice as fast 2600mhz is more than enough.
No one knows BD performance and with 32nm and 8 cores, once again, we will just have to see. So "current performance" from one hell of an old architecture doesn't have much argument or substance.

Obviously 2600 is enough and just right, otherwise AMD wouldn't have released it as a native speed and my whole point with 3200mhz is the fact that 990fx actually supports HT3.1 (3200mhz)

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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop View Post
*Bashes head in*



This shows you have no idea about HT-link Frequencies. You wouldn't see a difference in performance even if it was 1600.
That's great

I know exactly how the HyperTransport link works and i'll bet my last dollar 1600mhz would make a big difference vs 2600mhz with a highly overclocked Zambezi chip. Please continue to bash head in. Good day
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I'm sick of waiting, sometimes I get this voice in my head that says go buy sandybridge and don't look back.
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