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for those of you that were active in the OC scene back in the day, which was more of a disaster...BD or netburst?
that's a tough one, but I think that netburst was still a greater failure.
    
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that's a tough one, but I think that netburst was still a greater failure.
Well, Netburst at least managed to outperform its predecessor (Pentium III) in most benchmarks with the same # of cores. Yes, the slow-clocked early Willamette P4s were slower than PIII in some benchmarks, but unlike Bulldozer, it wasn't slower than its predecessor in some benchmarks while having twice the core count.
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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
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And yet everyone forgets it keeps breaking its own record for the highest OVERCLOCK in the world.. Everyone forget what the name of this site is? rolleyes.gif
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And yet everyone forgets it keeps breaking its own record for the highest OVERCLOCK in the world.. Everyone forget what the name of this site is? rolleyes.gif

Well, to be fair, no one cared one little bit about the crap celeron that held the world record before the bulldozer based CPU took the title.
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And yet everyone forgets it keeps breaking its own record for the highest OVERCLOCK in the world.. Everyone forget what the name of this site is? rolleyes.gif

Pursuit of performance is the sub title I believe.
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I don't think anyone has forgotten - I just think everyone realizes it's meaningless.
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Pathetic; it's about as fast as an Athlon II X3
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a dual core Bulldozer with an insane high clock speed would make up for the disappointment in the 4/6/8 core sector.


a Athlon III X2 at 5GHZ sounds nice smile.gif


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that's a tough one, but I think that netburst was still a greater failure.

I agree, Netburst was absolute garbage at the Northwood Celeron end ,some coming with a whopping "128k" of cache. The Cedar Mill revs were bad but much better than the early Netburst celerons.
Edited by dlee7283 - 11/10/11 at 7:00pm
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for those of you that were active in the OC scene back in the day, which was more of a disaster...BD or netburst?

From what perspective? Netburst (Pentium 4 & Pentium D) was still a commercial success, despite its pitiful performance.
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