Originally Posted by t00sl0w
for those of you that were active in the OC scene back in the day, which was more of a disaster...BD or netburst?
I would probably say Bulldozer. There was no doubt that a Netburst P4 was a better CPU than the last P3s. I think the very first released P4s were about equal to the last gen P3s, but they had better operating temps...a P3 runing over 1GHz could heat up a room nicely. Plus the P4's motherboards brought in DDR memory.
Though the biggest thing was that there wan't really any hype about it other than the faster clock speed. You can't really compare the later Netbursts that were around whne the A64s came out since it wasn't a failure untill the A64's launched. It was an old archeture at that point and had been around for about two years. That would like calling a Model T Ford a failure when comparing it to the Model A Ford. The model A was newer with better technology, but the model T was great in its day.Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/10/11 at 9:18am