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Ok first off.

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Automated design or hand crafted shouldn't make a difference.
then you say:
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But then again,with BD being a unique design,I assume it could have turned out better hand crafted.
Your contradicting yourself. Hand crafting does make a big difference. Article says something about 20%, not sure how accurate that is though.

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Intel has been using automated designs for a while now.
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Really? I thought Intel still hand crafted them. Any source?
Intel does hand craft the majority of the die. Leave automation to the less important tasks. As for saying they hand craft one then automate the rest, extremely likely. They cannot do it to all the chips lol but it does make a huge difference in engineering. Getting a cpu engineered using the automated method is A LOT less efficient. After it is made and the adjustments are done and what not they ofc automate the process. The key thing here is the engineering.
As for that source, working on it.
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Originally Posted by Seronx View Post
The latency drops are more new stepping(B3) and new design(Vishera)

500 Watts from the one what type of Power supply? 500 x 90%(80 Plus Platinum avg) => The Computer actually needing 450 Watts but that is besides the point

The tweaks every week are minor:
Improves power consumption
Improves overall stability
Improves overclock ability
The new stepping every three months are major:
Improves performance
Improves stability
Improves max stock clock rate
The new design every year are gigantic:
Performance increase is relatively unknown till the new design is talked about

If I was a consumer I would never buy the B2 stepping and wait for the B3 stepping as all the fixes from the previous 15 weeks will always be in the B3 stepping
As it "Fixes"

Remember B2 was supposed to "Fix" all the previous problems?

Just wait till all the bugs are worked out. I'm not confident they will get it fixed by B3.
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Where did the BD blog go?
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I'm fairly sure it was locked.
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I'm fairly sure it was locked.
The "Bulldozer Blog is live" thread got locked,you won't see it because the sticky was removed.
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