Originally Posted by Skripka
My reasons are that no company should have a monopoly on good performing components. It allows Intel to drive prices up, and I/we as the consumer lose.
If BD outperforms Nehalem and can trade punches with SB-GREAT! But BD has been vaporware and been "around the corner", with everyone on OCN advising AMD upgraders to "wait for BD" since before I was a member. For BD to best/compete with SB, they'd need to generation leap in performance/power consumption past Nehalem...as in most every benchmark I've seen PhenomII can only trade blows with Core2Quad and not Nehalem.uled as of now.
Hopefully AMD pulls it off and makes a good job of it...unlike Phenom I. Then there's the problem of SB thus far only being mid-range, with high-end not being unveiled until after high-end BD is officially sched
I heard that they have been generation skipping in performance compared to intel. I can't remember what phenom I's were in comparible performance, but phenom II's took a giant leap above the phenom I's enough to compete with intel's previous gen, and now x6's are comparable to intel's quads. I'd say there is a decent chance that bulldozer could be better than sandy bridge, I mean sandy bridge, aside from power consumption and heat, is not that impressive. Which gives bulldozer an opportunity to step in and make something great.
Still, if the rumors are true, and december was the date for engineering samples, I want to start seeing something, anything about performance. All I can say is that if Bulldozer cpu's are not as good or better than intel's, there will be a riot.Edited by Behemoth777 - 1/7/11 at 8:31am