Originally Posted by bowman
Bulldozer was supposed to be an 09 release.. Bulldozer can truly mean something new and competitive. It's a shame it's so late.
I just hope they can get out Shanghai this year, at least as early as Nehalem, and that it can compete on some level. Otherwise the next years could be a very sad one-horse race.. If AMD can't keep up and compete Intel might as well prolong their tick-tock plan and we'll be the ones paying blood prices for old tech, just like the old days.
The chart says DDR2, at a time when Intel has already begun the transition to DDR3, and when all their new chips from laptop to desktop, server and HPC will run on DDR3.. Seeing as Cray and perhaps other large system providers are going Intel, could this drive DDR2 prices up, like regular DDR is priced now?
I thought I read somewhere that Shanghai would have an IMC that would support both DDR2 and 3. I sure hope so for AMD's sake.
i know, AMD has really blasted through the first quarter of '08, they just start 65nm enthusiast level CPUs and now on to 45nm
. they released the HD3000 series in Feb and now the HD4000 series in May-July. just amazing, they probably know alot more of what's happening than we do... although they will probably get a few extra hundreds of millions of dollars when that new socket comes out and have thousands of businesses that use AMD servers switch. but i don't know, we'll just have to wait and see in '09....