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Instead of constantly waiting for "The next big thing" people should make a goal for themselves. Like "I won't upgrade until the performance is at least XXX". For me, my upgrade cycle is once every 4 and half years. That gives an estimated 2 architectural changes with significant node shrink. Whoever is better at that time is the one I buy.
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If that was 1 year ago I wouldn't have believed that AMD could release a 3.5Ghz processor... but they released the Phenom II 970 Now their adding 2 more MB to L3 cache along with a better architecture. No wonder why they chose "Bulldozer" as the code name. When they released the Phenom II 940 they broke the 3Dmark05 record with it @ 6.5Ghz!

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Yeah... crazy stuff right there... ehehe
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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight View Post
I think that they're referring to this:
A giant green arrow pointing towards the future...

What a great game plan AMD I think I'll buy 1000 stocks right now...
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i hope thats sarcasm
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yeah, but there are no details on that. We all know that the cadence on new processors is about every 9-12 months you get either a speed bump or new processor.

Of course there will be something new and of course it will be faster. But saying you are waiting for that implies that you know something about what it is and that is leading to the wait.
not necessarily... it may just mean that the individual is happy with his/her current comp and knows that by waiting cpus will only get better. Same reason why I didn't upgrade to Thuban, i was only mildly discontent with my current setups and new that BD/SB were coming... so why not wait?
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Isn't it faster cause it is on the die?
Yes it does period, but having a large cache on-die will be slower than a smaller cache on-die.
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ISSC, funny place to announce BD info, each to their own I suppose.
LOL! That made me giggle and smile and laugh a little..
    
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ISSC, funny place to announce BD info, each to their own I suppose.
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We are talking about parts of the architecture. This is really common in the industry.

Posted with reference to my link, not JF
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LOL! That made me giggle and smile and laugh a little..
I don't think Jf followed the link. I didn't know what ISSC was, so I googled it, that was the first thing that came up, I think they mean ISSCC.
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Bulldozer haven't even start production for home user yet, how can they tell about the tech?

Fake?

Pretty cool tho. 3.5Ghz and can be Turbo to 4ghz
They've got the engineering samples and early steppings already, there's not much difference between these and the final product, hell, they may have the final stepping and are just making sure its bug free and working out the average clock to get their final clock speeds for launch, who knows?

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Isn't it faster cause it is on the die?
Yes, but you can't make much of it, plus AMD chips generally don't benefit from heaps of cache because HT is fast, it's the same for Intel, in general the smaller it is, the faster.
    
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