Originally Posted by Poisoner
Bulldozer's high power consumption is directly related to its high transistor count. Another good example is how much power Fermi uses over competing AMD Radeons.
Again, that is irrelevant to the end user. Give me a price and give me the performance - that's what you need to determine value. If I had a single transistor processor that consumed 200W and performed equivalently in all aspects to BD, would you say it was the lesser processor because it consumes more power per transistor? I would hope not, but what do I know, I only have half a brain.
Also, the BD die is smaller than Thuban, and much smaller than Cayman.Edited by Iceman23 - 10/20/11 at 1:24pm