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  • 32% (289)
    Yes, it will.-
  • 67% (606)
    No, I don't think so...
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post #71 of 616
I guess all the top brass at AMD thinks so.
    
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post #72 of 616
I don't think Bulldozer will kill SB, i think for some things it will be better and for others it may fall short. But i think it'll be close enough that the end consumer will decide based on perf/price; and keeping in mind generally an amd versioned mobo will last a few generations. This is one of the main reasons i haven't upgraded my 680i and e6400 - best cpu i can get is probably the q6600.

I'm purposely waiting for BD before my upgrade - even if it doesn't beat SD 2600k@ 4.5Ghz, as long as it's close and better then the 1090t i'll pick it up (also assuming it's cheaper then then 2600k, otherwise i'll go 2600k).

either way i'm looking forward to all new stuff, b/c at the end of the day it just gives us more at a better price.
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post #73 of 616
I don't think Bulldozer will fail, as I don't think AMD is going to regress in performance. I'm just look forward to the benchmarks when it finally does come out.
post #74 of 616
To put it simply, there isnt enough information.

But if the indications we have gotten are correct BD will give SB a run for its money at the very least.
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post #75 of 616
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;12387825 
I don't really care if they're using Intels own game, AMD can't compete why is that so hard for people to understand?

You are almost as bad in Intel vs AMD threads as Celeras is in ATi vs Nvidia threads.
AMD has been on top before, why is it so hard to believe they wont be again?

They have been using the same architecture for nearly 10 years and are STILL making chips that draw purchases and perform well.
AMD has taken a single design, used it for nearly a decade, and has kept performance levels well above whats really needed for 99% of computing tasks. That is incredible as far as im concerned and if that isn't a testament to AMDs ability to design high quality processors with great staying power I don't know what is.
The fact that a single design with extra cores added on over time has competed with Intel for this long is also proof enough that AMD could easily make a processor that ruins both SandyBridge and IvyBridge.

Here are some things to remember:
Intel was not always better than AMD
From what we know of BD its Architecture is faster and more efficient than that of SB
AMD has a history of being innovative and Intel has a history of being imitative (overall)

On paper BD wins.
IRL we will just have to wait and see.
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post #76 of 616
I voted i think so , amd sure have done a good job on bulldozer but its taking them too long .. in a few months intel will come out with something better , why chose amd ? i dont even know ...must be a fanboy thing cos i personally would never waste my money . intel > amd , always will be .
    
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post #77 of 616
It's obvious to me that kids who state 'intel can never fail and will always be king' haven't been in the computer scene for any significant period of time.

I predict it's going to at least meet expectations and at minimum edge out SB. AMD could always add extra features to it's already aging design to boost performance. If the new design was a significant step back, you'd bet your ass they would release a Phenom II refresh which contained additional instruction sets as well as a smaller manufacturing process while revamping the BD design to meet performance demands of the market.

Not sure what's with rampant fanboyism over the years other than people insecure for whatever reason about their choices when purchasing technology.
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post #78 of 616
Core i7 is 10-30% faster clock per clock then PII. SB is 10% faster then Core i7. So SB is 20-40% faster. Bulldozer can easily get 20% faster then PII. I personally want AMD to come and take the gold this time.
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The unofficial results of the chip in testing was rated at 4.5 overclocked or Turbo Boost and it got a 37000 on the 3D Mark 11 BenchMark. It was better than the 965 in the rating.
    
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post #80 of 616
how exactly would anybody know?
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