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The chips will compete with Intel's high-end Core i7-990X Extreme Edition processor, based on the Westmere architecture, which is much more expensive at $999. However, Intel will soon release an Extreme Edition chip based on its newer Sandy Bridge microarchitecture
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So top end BD is mainly focused on beating 990X EE, The article also details bulldozer.
So i wonder how it will fare against sandy bridge E top end..
Edited by AMDrocks - 10/5/11 at 10:18pm
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So why post it?
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So why post it?
What bulldozer is aimed at.
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Fighting a CPU that is almost two generation old? They should have targeted SB.
Plus the price tag of $999 on the 990X is hardly relevant since it is an old (relatively) socket CPU approaching the end of its life.
Edited by born2bwild - 10/5/11 at 10:21pm
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How does this make any sense? It's up against the Sandy Bridge LGA-1155 lineup if anything.

If it can truly compete with 990X on multi threaded applications, I will instantly invest my house and several kidneys (how many do I have again?) in AMD.

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Fighting a CPU that is almost two generation old? They should have targeted SB.
990x is a much more powerful chip than SB despite being older. Slower architecture and doesn't clock as high as easily, but with 50% more cores than SB...it still trumps it pretty hard.

With a decent overclock on both chips, the 990x is still 20-30% faster.
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If it's a better at multitasking than an i7, then this will probably be my next chip. Just 5 days left until this thing comes out, and we'll finally put the desires for benchmarks to rest. Hope AMD gets back in the game with this and we some some really competitive pricing from both the Intel and AMD camps.
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If the suppose price for the BD still stands, this is winning.
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Fighting a CPU that is almost two generation old? They should have targeted SB.
Plus the price tag of $999 on the 990X is hardly relevant since it is an old (relatively) socket CPU approaching the end of its life.
But the 990x is still king of the hill no matter how old it is. Even when IB is released (its still months away from release) its going to give 10~20% increase in performance (don't quote me on this, all from rumours).
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What bulldozer is aimed at.
Known already from slides.
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But the 990x is still king of the hill no matter how old it is. Even when IB is released (its still months away from release) its going to give 10~20% increase in performance (don't quote me on this, all from rumours).
SB-E will be faster ~10% clock for clock, but it's going to overclock 25% more. Added together it will be more than 30% faster than an i7 990x.

What I meant to say was i7 990x is last gen-enthusiast; but since BD's pricing corresponds to mainstream, it should compare itself to i5 2500k and i7 2600k, both of which are mainstream chips as well and are the newest generation of chips.
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