Originally Posted by Ryleh
The chip should be atleast somewhat regarded if anything as a proof of concept(?). 5 years down the road I wouldn't be surprised if CPUs were using a mix of concepts found in both Bulldozer AND Ivy Bridge.
If AMD and Intel don't go for hit-or-miss things like this CPUs won't end up as good as they potentially could have in the end.
I doubt the cards will do anything magical but I do feel that they'll be atleast a little bit more redeeming a few weeks down the road(as more information is found out about them). Although Intel CPUs are better AMD CPUs tend to scale better with tighter overclocks and such... even if it doesn't equal out with them being better.
May not be much but it's nice to know you're getting the absolute most out of your rig... even if one thing is lacking. For me atleast. Some people just like to overclock... There is a reason people still use Cedar Mill CPUs(?).
Someone please correct me if i'm wrong... Within reason... x_x
No, AMD made a crappy product from start to finish. Deal with it.
5 years down the line AMD will probably be even further behind Intel because of the massive differential in R&D. That plus Intel isn't run like crap.