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With the i7-2600 providing a similiar level of performance to the i7-980x I think that the high end Zambezi Oct-core won't cost much more than the i7-2600.
Yeah I've said this as well. AMD should be able to compete quite nicely with Intel's Core i7-2x00 CPUs, but Intel still has their enthusiast platform to launch, but I doubt AMD will compete there.
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If BD is going to be at the performance of an 980x it better be like $200
The 2600K = 980x and its only $329. 8-core Zambezi will be right around that ballpark were the 6-core part will ~2500k performance.
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The 2600K = 980x and its only $329. 8-core Zambezi will be right around that ballpark were the 6-core part will ~2500k performance.
how you know dis? link please dont spread more rumors
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So now Core i7's and Phenom II CPU's are supposed to be equal?

The 1100T is nowhere near an i7 950.... Hell, it's not even as fast as a i5 750/760.

Fail article fails.
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i7 wins wins at single threaded, Thuban wins at multi threaded.





This will probably be the case with Bulldozer as well.
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i7 wins wins at single threaded, Thuban wins at multi threaded.





This will probably be the case with Bulldozer as well.
i would like to add this also
http://www.overclock.net/general-pro...vs-x6-4-a.html

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not trying to troll but this seems very....underwhelming

50% higher performance, using 33% more cores. So single threaded performance isn't seeing that much of an improvement. Kind of disappointed, wanted to see AMD give intel a run for the top performance crown
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Yeah I've said this as well. AMD should be able to compete quite nicely with Intel's Core i7-2x00 CPUs, but Intel still has their enthusiast platform to launch, but I doubt AMD will compete there.
I figure it will probably be competitive with the lower models of the enthusiast platform (2011) as I expect the chips to perform similar to the 2600k (sort of how the core i7 870 competes with the core i7 920/930. It will depend on how the low end enthusiast chips OC... (of course without actual benchmarks we could all be wrong )
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not trying to troll but this seems very....underwhelming

50% higher performance, using 33% more cores. So single threaded performance isn't seeing that much of an improvement. Kind of disappointed, wanted to see AMD give intel a run for the top performance crown
They're not entire cores in the Phenom/i7 sense. I can't remember the figures that JF-AMD gave, but it was something like (apologies) 1 BD core = 80% space of a regular core but with more performance, they are cut down and optimised.

So you can't really compare core counts, Bulldozer is something entirely new, a new concept, not just a refresh and in any case, as AMD have said you don't buy cores, you buy a CPU. How many cores it has is irrelevent, all that matters is price/peformance and top performance.
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50% higher performance, using 33% more cores. So single threaded performance isn't seeing that much of an improvement. Kind of disappointed, wanted to see AMD give intel a run for the top performance crown
Don't compare BD cores to i7 cores, but compare threads to threads.

BD has 8 threads, adn i7 Bloomsfield has 8 threads.

If BD has 50% higher performance, that means the chip is 50% better per THREAD. Who cares if that thread is physical or logical? It's cost that matters in the end.
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"In simple terms, each module has a pair of integer engines and a shared floating point resource. Really roughly, the idea is to squeeze dual-core performance out of a module that's nearer in size to a single core.

For the record, AMD says that a single Bulldozer module has around 80 per cent of the performance of two conventional CPU cores. In other words, a four-module Bulldozer core should be at least as quick as a six-core processor."
    
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