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post #11 of 163
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post
wow they're saying it's close to i7 980x/970?!? it's gonna be a monster
Yeah it will be a good chip, but unfortunately if that is the results people will not be switching to the architecture. Some may upgrade, but unfortunately it simply isnt a high enough advancement to acquire many new adopters.
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post #12 of 163
It shouldn't come close to Core i7, it should leapfrog it. This rumour disappoints me.
post #13 of 163
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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
So BD will be close to i7 in performance - but isn't SB 10%-20% faster then i7 clock for clock?
Not sure on this, but they mentioned the 6 core i7, which would lead one to believe that its the 8 core (4 module) BD that they are referring to. since the only True 6 core i7 is the 980x/970x that list for over $900 a CPU if Bulldozer 8 core is $500 then the 6 core will be on par for less.

I dont think the idea of bulldozer is to take over all Intel chips with 1 release of a new chip. What they are trying to do is match the i7 performance (even the high end) for a lot less. If they can keep the Performance up which consumers want/need and the price lower they should see more sales as the performance per $ is better.

Right now the 1100T X6 is comparable to a unover-clocked low clocked i7 (some say i5)... So they need something for the higher end market, and it sounds like they have gotten it. But will need to see the bench marks and real like practicals to see the true performance.
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post #14 of 163
This has be interested, but unfortunately I recently switched to Intel for SB so I might have to check back in a gen or two.

Its good to see AMD might give Intel some competition now though, it only took how many years? Lets hope they dont keep up with that trend.
 
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post #15 of 163
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should come really close
Come close? Come on AMD, you can do better than that. You've had enough time.
    
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post #16 of 163
Kinda disappointed if this turns out to be true. Hope its due to nothing being coded to use it yet.
Edited by Hawk777th - 1/11/11 at 5:59am
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post #17 of 163
One note after re-reading, seeing if there was any actual benchmark number available.. but one... but saw that it said it comes close to the NEW i7.... the new i7 is the SB right? they are still i7 2600 or something like that don't know the new numbering system....
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post #18 of 163
Rumor still. Will wait for something official.
    
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post #19 of 163
Pretty confusing since you can't tell if it's referring to i7-1366/1156, or SB/IB.
Edited by xsf - 1/11/11 at 7:31am
post #20 of 163
Considering the CEO of AMD bailed yesterday, it's beginning to look like nobody will really be sure until they have a BD chip in their hands.
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