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AMD fanboys say for a year that Bulldozer will run over Sandy Bridge like nothing, and when it loses like expected, it's suddenly OK because "Intel has far more money to burn in R&D"?
Yup. The whole thing is pretty darn funny now.
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post #792 of 2308
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Originally Posted by Izvire View Post
AMD fanboys say for a year that Bulldozer will run over Sandy Bridge like nothing, and when it loses like expected, it's suddenly OK because "Intel has far more money to burn in R&D"?
Your assuming that all people who say that are fanboys. Some people have been saying that since Intel grew as a company, larger than AMD.
post #793 of 2308
The expectation wasn't just brought by the community. Their marketing team hyped it. All their benchmark slides were promises of something good. It was hyped up for years. And even when early leaks were showing signs of a flop, they kept on blaming it on the fact that they were engineering samples.
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Say what you want, it still is one big flop in my eyes.
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I disagree a bit. Let's not forget the real core push by amd. It seems to indicate real cores aren't really all they made them out to be.
In addition, it appears that AMD's module approach is even less efficient than Intel's hyper-threading technology on Sandy Bridge.

"As a result, Bulldozer cores do not just work at half the speed of Sandy Bridge cores. In addition to that the performance of the Bulldozer processor module with two cores is even lower than that of a single Sandy Bridge core with enabled Hyper-Threading technology."

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0_8.html#sect0
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damn AMD was hoping you had another Athlon64 on your hands.
That's pretty much what you got. That's the problem.
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Hmm....was hoping for BD to be a decent chip. Would've been nice to replace my Q6600 home server (always queued with encoding tasks). Guess I'll retire my 2600K to that task instead and buy myself X79.
 
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typical let down by AMD. I was waiting for this boat of fail, same thing happend with the Phenom II 940, I was a sucker to buy it at release, wont be making the same mistake. AMD ya blow kid.
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Oh yea...time to grab my coffee and a kit kat bar and read up on these reviews.
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Originally Posted by Izvire View Post
AMD fanboys say for a year that Bulldozer will run over Sandy Bridge like nothing, and when it loses like expected, it's suddenly OK because "Intel has far more money to burn in R&D"?
Well that's the fan community. If AMD themselves were to say that BullDozer would flat out destroy Sandy Bridge then that would be a different matter. The fan community does not make the product.

With Intel as it is, it is surprising AMD is even able to be kept alive in thje X86 arena. So yes, to compete with Intel, you will have to have money, and lots of it. Samsung could probably do it, but they can't innovate like Intel can.
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