Originally Posted by Chewy;15261704
amd have spent countless years on bulldozer and with its many delays we all were expecting something abit better. It would have been epic if amd was to take the performance crown again, and as we go on this is looking more unlikely people are just venting frustration.
Very few people were expecting AMD to win the performance crown I think, we were hoping, but most saw it realistically as the CPU likely to put them back into competition with Intel.
Also, nearly ALL CPU designs are in development for years, they don't just go "hey lets do a whole new design for next year, and add this and that and sugar too!" They spend many years doing this. Also, AMD scrapped the first idea of bulldozer which most people seem to still connect with "this" bulldozer. Close but different.
The leaks are nothing to bring conclusions about, as stated many many times there are too many questions and problems with basically all the leaks, nothing that can be shown to us and say "we guarantee this is what you will have after launch" no1 has been able to come close to making such a statement.
If any1 is frustrated that AMD is not besting EVERY CPU in Intels lineup they were hoping for too much, and held onto that wish too tightly. For the majority of us that were expecting around 2500K or slightly less, maybe slightly more, I think we'll get close to what we want, we'll just have to wait a tiny bit longer.