Originally Posted by Seronx
They wanted to go to modules so they can fail epically that is why...They are committing masochist behavior
Skip the BS to 0:30
This is a whole new design. I'll admit, I fell for the marketing. We all did. We thought this was going to be a great chip. Apparently not.
Like the smarter people on this forum have been saying, this is a new architecture and since AMD is a much smaller company compared to intel, so you can expect a slower "maturing" of the architecture if you're used to intel's marketing and pace of development.
Maturing means optimizing or working out the kinks, if you will; In theory, the architecture looks great but now that it's out and in our hands, they are learning more about how it works in real world application and can improve on it. Although benchmarks can serve as a viable means of assessing a processor's power, it is how the processor performs on stage that matters. However, the benchmarks do show some serious potential. Will AMD ever be competition to intel? I doubt it. AMD's glory days are over. As a company, Intel has now grown to gigantic proportions while AMD, in retrospect, can now be considered a baby company. But hopefully, like I said before, they can pull a rabbit out of their ass.
I'm still vexed about the marketing though.Edited by Grlzzly - 10/17/11 at 8:43pm