Originally Posted by icehotshot
Well see its not necessarily a bad processor by itself, but when you add the Intel chips and AMD's previous chips into the mix, then it does become a bad cpu because its worse than older cpu's that were released before it.
But yea, I bet it could run windows fine. I just would never put it into any computer of mine that I'm gaming with.
Or maybe when you build something new it needs a bit of time to mature? Do you really think AMD wanted to design and build a CPU from the ground up just to smoke current/past benchmarks? Or is it a bad thing to think forward? Intel is doing the same thing, but they have the money to bring new things into the market, like the 3-d transistor, 22nm (and 14nm in the future) when it comes to forward thinking. You cannot totally blame AMD concerning certain issues with BD, because the new instruction sets they developed are not even close to being fully supported (this is to compete with Intel), and BD is based off of a server design. AMD hyped their newest product via different channels than Intel does. When is the last time you saw and AMD commercial on TV? I see Intel hyping their wares all the time on TV, yet the majority of the technologies that they are pushing they themselves did not discover or invent, but they have the resources to bring it to market. Many people forget that if it were not for IBM, Intel OR AMD would not be where they are today, and the other fact that most forget is that Intel and AMD were founded by people who came from the same computer company