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AMD is finally going to embrace a truly next generation x86 processor architecture that is built from ground up. AMD's current architecture, the K10(.5) "Stars" is an evolution of the more market-successful K8 architecture, but it didn't face the kind of market success as it was overshadowed by competing Intel architectures. AMD codenamed its latest design "Bulldozer", and it features an x86 core design that is radically different from anything we've seen from either processor giants. With this design, AMD thinks it can outdo both HyperThreading and Multi-Core approaches to parallelism, in one shot, as well as "bulldoze" through serial workloads with a broad 8 integer pipeline per core, (compared to 3 on K10, and 4 on Westmere). Two almost-individual blocks of integer processing units share a common floating point unit with two 128-bit FMACs.
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(NOTE: AMD Will be talking about Bulldozer Tomorrow @ 5 @ ICCSS!)

A Good Read Indeed!

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Ah man, I forgot to check the article date, meh!
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O.O

Christ.... hell of a chip indeed!
     
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Holy Balls.
Heres hoping its everything its cracked up to be...
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I need new underwear.

Edit: I need a new underwear drawer. I've soaked through all of them and now I'm on my depends.
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Haha lol this is olddddd. Regardless, it's still good information.

I hope Bulldozer brings some impressive single threaded performance as well.
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O.O

Christ.... hell of a chip indeed!
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Holy Balls.
Heres hoping its everything its cracked up to be...
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Tuesday, August 24 2010

Old article... desperate for information eh?

On topic... really hoping Bulldozer will shine, but I have a bad feeling it's going to flop :\\
    
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I hope someone Youtube's the show tomorrow.
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Yes, bulldozer looks impressive on paper, but when are they going to implement sli support? Not everyone that wants an amd processor wants to run crossfire.
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I was hoping for some benchamarks :/
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Yes, bulldozer looks impressive on paper, but when are they going to implement sli support? Not everyone that wants an amd processor wants to run crossfire.
This. OMG, so many times this.
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