Originally Posted by Simonic
What I don't understand is why they haven't released more information prior to.
Intel has already released Sandy Bridge, and is looking to be a very formidable opponent. AMD's silence could mean 1 of 2 things -- 1) They are waiting for the best moment to release the news of it's ability to compete/beat Sandy. Or, 2) It falls behind Sandy on benches, and they must market the chip again for budget builds, or task specific such as rendering, etc.
tech companies almost NEVER release actual performance info prior to launch. its bad for sales of current products. specialy when the product is still a few months away (bulldozer is slated for early summer so almost 4 months still at least)
the only exception is when their current products aren't selling any-more (like with intel's core-duo en nvidia's gtx480).
so in this case no news is good news for AMD current products.
but it tells you exactly nothing about the future product.
even if they had release info it still wouldn't tell you anything as the 2 examples testify, core duo was a success gtx480 was a pretty much a utter failure but both were praised to the heavens by their respective companies prior to launch.