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IT and engineers need to make purchases for the appropriate work load. I don't understand why people cling to these brand wars. Congrats to AMD for securing these purchases from big organizations.
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I don't really enjoy talking about how amazing sandy is, which is why I hardly ever post there. Most of the time when I post on the Intel forum it's to correct the misinformation that SB won't bottleneck gpus in gaming ever.

So you find it more entertaining to troll AMD threads? At least you can admit it.
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I don't really enjoy talking about how amazing sandy is, which is why I hardly ever post there. Most of the time when I post on the Intel forum it's to correct the misinformation that SB won't bottleneck gpus in gaming ever.


amazing ?

we are talking about SUPER computers. SUPER. not computer. SUPERCOMPUTER.

what can be more amazing in the world of technology/gadgets.

godfreaking SUPERcomputer. that's amazing.
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Interlagos already looks like it's going to be in A LOT of render farms and whatnot very soon.
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Hell yeah, this could max out Angry Birds for sure.
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AMD has always delivered in the server and supercomputing market. Comparing these markets with the consumer market makes no sense. thumb.gif
 
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amazing ?
we are talking about SUPER computers. SUPER. not computer. SUPERCOMPUTER.
what can be more amazing in the world of technology/gadgets.
godfreaking SUPERcomputer. that's amazing.

I think you are misunderstanding the use of the word "Super" in this case.

It isn't like Superman. This isn't an all powerful machine. If you give it a single thread to process it will be far slower than any newer desktop...likely even most five year old machines. It is designed to be running 40 heavy threads at one time and not break a sweat.

AMD's new methods are great for that, but so few people in the world can actually utilize it that doesn't matter. We'll have to see how this turns out. Intel will be refreshing their Xeons soon to have more cores/threads I'd bet, but I doubt they will sell a supercomputer setup for $200 million. AMD is probably barely making a profit on it.
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Direction is sad from AMD, combining resources to develop a chip for both purpose consumer and server. Bulldozer is mainly a server CPU not really for consumer in entertainment. You can't have both.

Hi djriful,
I gave you a +1 on rep becuase you hit the nail on the head. I like AMD and I like Intel but the fact remains that for a consuumer driven CPU Bulldozer doens;t cut it. It is a server designed and intended chip that is designed run multilpe parrallel paths in the execution of a single program. That is why it lends itself so well to an environment in wehich it will be required to run multilpe apps simultaniously. Is BD a fial, well only in the personal computer arena. The software and architecture that is needed to make it flow is not mainstream and probably won;t be for a time to come. SB is an awesome chip and if AMD had done some spin control on all the banter that BD received before its lack luster release it would have been received alot better in the consumer end of the market. The truth is that the problems with BD are at the feet of AMD for not being straight with the folks that were waiting on it, me being one of those.
I bleieve BD will shine in the highend markets because of it's new design and it's characteristics. Unfortunately I don't have a Craig, can't afford a Craig and really don;t know what I would with it if I actually got my hands on one. So for now I went with the SB2600K and am happy with that coice. Doesn't make BD a bad chip, just not the best choice for me.
Sorry for the rant .

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post #59 of 61
so, this means i have a supercomputer chip on my desktop!?
now i must recompile windows! i will also use ICC! biggrin.gif
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I think you are misunderstanding the use of the word "Super" in this case.
It isn't like Superman. This isn't an all powerful machine. If you give it a single thread to process it will be far slower than any newer desktop...likely even most five year old machines. It is designed to be running 40 heavy threads at one time and not break a sweat.
AMD's new methods are great for that, but so few people in the world can actually utilize it that doesn't matter. We'll have to see how this turns out. Intel will be refreshing their Xeons soon to have more cores/threads I'd bet, but I doubt they will sell a supercomputer setup for $200 million. AMD is probably barely making a profit on it.

whereas bulldozer architecture allows slapping of cores into a chip without new research, intel's technologies doesnt.

that is why amd was so delayed in bulldozer. the technology is something different this time.

so, when intel refreshes their xeons soon to have more cores or threads on it, there will be 24 core dozer chips.
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