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Wow...AMD actually mentioned something about Bulldozer...semi-officially anyway. What is next? Do faries exist as well?!?!

I am thinking by the time "Bulldozer Enhanced" comes along I will be ready for an upgrade. Even if it isn't the top performer I am thinking I might give that chip a whirl if the price is right and Intel is starting to get a little lazy with performance increases...so we will see. It is very satisfying to see the tracks starting to roll on this line of CPUs...semi-officially anyway. Up till now I don't think I've seen any press release in the last year that actually had an official AMD logo on it.

But yeah...LOL...still no date. If they are wanting us "to get ready" it can't be far off though. I am sure we will see it before the end of October if the 12th doesn't kick it off.
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Nice...

How about a date people? What gives, why cant they just come out and say it already?
Or even better, how about some benchmarks, particularly ones from unbiased sources? I can't believe people are even planning to buy this right now considering they don't even know what it will perform like...
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post #13 of 401
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Well lets see AMD publicly referencing and announcing to get ready for Bulldozer can only mean one thing. It is close.
I would've thought this was common sense...Personally.
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I will be upgrading next week. Still waiting to see performance vs 2500k. But I am pretty sure I will be going with fx 8120. Going to see a massive leap in performance compared to my 5 year old dual core.
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Lol, funny and poor attempt to get people into buying their products before BD launch.

Benches FIRST and then decide to get your rig ready for BD or not
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I will be upgrading next week. Still waiting to see performance vs 2500k. But I am pretty sure I will be going with fx 8120. Going to see a massive leap in performance compared to my 5 year old dual core.
From "leaked" tests...I think I'd take a BD CPU over a 2500k if for nothing else than it is something new and will be fun to play with. it is looking like the performance will be close enough to say its the same (meaning more in some areas, less in others). I'd of course wait for official benches like you.

If I get any high performance build requests, but not highest perfomance...I will probably use a FX 8120. It really would depend on the motherboard offerings at the time to decide between it and a 2500k. You can't just consider CPUs...you need to think about the whole system.
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From "leaked" tests...I think I'd take a BD CPU over a 2500k if for nothing else than it is something new and will be fun to play with. it is looking like the performance will be close enough to say its the same (meaning more in some areas, less in others). I'd of course wait for official benches like you.

If I get any high performance build requests, but not highest perfomance...I will probably use a FX 8120. It really would depend on the motherboard offerings at the time to decide between it and a 2500k. You can't just consider CPUs...you need to think about the whole system.
I think where the 8120 will lose miserably against the 2500k is in overclockability. I don't think it'll reach 4.5+GHz easily on air like a 2500k does.
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I'll be waiting for the FX-8170, no point in getting a lesser processor when I know there is potentially a beast of a processor coming out in a few months.
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No offense, but this is pathetic.

This is solely directed at AMD customers, they are doing nothing to get more people into AMD. Let's see:

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2. Ensure you have the latest BIOS: To make sure you have the latest BIOS, plug in an AMD AM3 socket CPU (AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™ II or AMD Phenom™ II processor), check your BIOS and verify that with the manufacturer’s website.
So, after getting the right motherboard, you should by miracle also have a previous generation AMD CPU to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version, and probably to work with while you wait for Bulldozer.

What about:

1. Benchmarks ?

2. Release date ?


I mean, AMD limiting itself to making a post about

Quote:
here’s how to ensure that all you do-it-yourself PC builders have a smooth transition to the new processor:
is a nice idea, but they limited the scope to people that are already on AMD systems and have a previous generation CPU already.

Shouldn't they try to reach a broader audience ? Who is running AMD's marketing department ?
 
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No offense, but this is pathetic.

This is solely directed at AMD customers, they are doing nothing to get more people into AMD. Let's see:



So, after getting the right motherboard, you should by miracle also have a previous generation AMD CPU to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version, and probably to work with while you wait for Bulldozer.

What about:

1. Benchmarks ?

2. Release date ?


I mean, AMD limiting itself to making a post about



is a nice idea, but they limited the scope to people that are already on AMD systems and even have a previous generation CPU already.

Shouldn't they try to reach a broader audience ? Who is running AMD's marketing department ?
The very first suggestion listed is "1. Get the right motherboard".

That pretty much covers it, I do not understand your bellyaching. Perhaps you should actually try to comprehend something before you attempt to criticize it.
    
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