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I kinda wish AMD was coming out with Sandybridge instead.

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From a strictly competition standpoint I really wish AMD was coming out with Sandybridge. The separate of performance we are starting to see will not do anything to bring prices down. Even though I do not believe it will happen I really hope Bulldozer will bridge at least some of the gap. But anything now is speculation because until we see benchmarks its just vaporware.
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I agree with you!
With a name like Bulldozer it will really have to deliver, otherwise it could be pretty embarrassing for them.
Edited by mulkman - 1/3/11 at 9:54am
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I agree with you!
With a name like Bulldozer it will really have to deliver, otherwise it could be pretty embarrassing for them.
Its like a goalie in hockey having a brick wall on his facemask...You gotta be good to paint that on there...
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Yeah. I have a feeling that AMD will still get owned by Intel with Bulldozer/SB. From what I've heard, they've been careful to say that it competes with the older chips, but they've made no mention to how it compares to Sandy Bridge. Makes me a little worried.
Plus Bulldozer best be able to overclock to at least 4.5GHz with 32nm chips. I mean come on. 2500k's can hit 5GHz on air. How awesome is that?
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I'm secretly hoping Bulldozer shocks the pc market honestly. I used to love amd but far too long have they been overshadowed by Intel's offerings.
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Originally Posted by Bassdoken View Post
Yeah. I have a feeling that AMD will still get owned by Intel with Bulldozer/SB. From what I've heard, they've been careful to say that it competes with the older chips, but they've made no mention to how it compares to Sandy Bridge. Makes me a little worried.
Plus Bulldozer best be able to overclock to at least 4.5GHz with 32nm chips. I mean come on. 2500k's can hit 5GHz on air. How awesome is that?
Sure SB can hit 5gHz...but those are NOT 24/7 stable overclocks. Running at 1.6V for periods will kill it quick I think.

That being said, I'll be pleasantly surprised if BD passes Nehalem. AMD's current offerings are still competing with Core2Quad. I'd like for the underdog to one up Intel, but I don't see it happening.
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Inb4fanboy id like to see amd pull something great off with bulldozer I mean give intel a run for their money, even if intel ocs better or even performs better maybe it will be the same situation as the i7s and the phenom II's where the bang for the buck question comes into play, but who knows I really cant wait to find out the results of all this hype.
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post #8 of 29
Have faith AMD will deliver.
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Have faith AMD will deliver.
And patience.
    
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post #10 of 29
I have a feeling Bulldozer will be sitting somewhere around the performance of the 1155 Sandy Bridge but will ultimately be defeated by the LGA 2011 CPU's due to come out around the same time.
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