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post #21 of 56
holy crap. so glad i went intel now.....id be kicking myself if i waited.
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Ill be waiting for AMD to improve and that can take sum time
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post #23 of 56
They have the right idea to move ahead. They did not roll it out properly. Newer incarnations should be much better.
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post #24 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by d3310n View Post
holy crap. so glad i went intel now.....id be kicking myself if i waited.
yeah thanks for making me feel better
post #25 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by d3310n View Post
holy crap. so glad i went intel now.....id be kicking myself if i waited.
Yeah, I'm feeling the same way right now.
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post #26 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
While it seems like it didn't pay off immediately, it was probably in their best interest to bite the bullet and do a redesign while they can afford it. There's nothing to suggest that Bulldozer can't be improved drastically in the future. For all we know, AMD could be setting themselves up for a big change.
I started to say something about rose-colored glasses, but the more I wrote, the more I considered that you may be onto something. I can see where AMD was banking on Bulldozer being the last hurrah for the AM3, funding their continued development on their next platform.

Trouble is, it clearly fell short, and I wonder how much that may set them back.
Edited by Quasimojo - 10/12/11 at 4:34pm
post #27 of 56
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I hope they release the 6 core Thuban on 32nm and clock the crap out of it, at least until they can revise bulldozer to not suck.
post #28 of 56
AMD should've rehashed K10.

32nm. More cache. Eight cores (if they could fit two on 90nm, four on 65nm, and six on 45nm; why not eight on 32nm?). Refined pipeline. New instruction sets. 256-bit FPU.

This would've been considerably faster than Bulldozer.
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post #29 of 56
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it was delayed for what? 3-4 months? There are no excuses.
More like 2 years. Bulldozer was supposed to be out on 45nm 2 years ago, then they were going to go 32nm in 2010. They have known for some time that BD sucks.
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post #30 of 56
It looks to me like they're leaning toward becoming server CPU providers and they're just taking desktop consumers along for the ride for extra cash, imo
    
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