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Is anyone amazed at the incredible amount of anticipation for Bulldozer? It seems like so many eyes are on AMD right now. The Sandy Bridge recall was like a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of press Bulldozer has been getting. Do you guys feel like Bulldozer is a make or break product for AMD? Do think if they don't meet expectations they will ever be able to regain CPU supremacy, or even be able to match Intel again?

I'm not trying to be a doomsayer or a fanboy, I just am surprised at the overall pressure on AMD lately and the flak they have been getting for the past 6 years since C2D hasn't helped the pressure they are receiving.

Also, sorry if you guys are tired of Bulldozer threads, I thought this one was a bit different.
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post #2 of 17
I don't think their customer base depends on Bulldozer and whether it fails to meet expectations, it will still be a step in the right direction for AMD.
post #3 of 17
Agreed. I'm amped to see what the Bulldozer does and what AMD can throw back at Intel. True, there has been so much anticipation for the new CPU's and I think AMD might actually pull it off. I've read it's the first time in 20 years or something that they've changed the architecture. Sure sounds to be promising.
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Here's hoping.
If AMD can retain their low price point demographic and release something that even ties SB for performance at a lower price, Intel is looking at a fat lip this round.
Probably not a knockout though.
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I just think that is AMD were to fall flat on there face and disappoint everyone again like they did with Phenom I they will be hard pressed to ever make up the ground they have lost in the last 6 years.
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I just think that is AMD were to fall flat on there face and disappoint everyone again like they did with Phenom I they will be hard pressed to ever make up the ground they have lost in the last 6 years.
Indeed! SB is cheap, lightning fast, and nothing from AMD can compare to them TBH. So for AMD's sake I'd hope they release something really powerful this time with A LOT of OC headroom.
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post #7 of 17
Honestly, in a way I'm hoping it isnt that great. Because if they come out with the best chip they will have prices similar to Intel now. It just goes with the territory. Best chip, gets the biggest bids. But even if it is awesome then Intel will have more affordable prices. So the war helps us out as consumers.
post #8 of 17
The biggest price does go with the best performance, but lets hope AMD have learnt something these past few years. If BD is better than any intel AND cheaper, they stand to make far more money than if it's $1000 a cpu.

We can have our cake and eat it, if AMD are sensible.
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post #9 of 17
Intel's mid-end cpu vs AMD's high-end cpu
i think Intel's CPU is still going to be faster, but only the benchmarks would tell
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The biggest price does go with the best performance, but lets hope AMD have learnt something these past few years. If BD is better than any intel AND cheaper, they stand to make far more money than if it's $1000 a cpu.

We can have our cake and eat it, if AMD are sensible.
X2

I'm also amped and very hopefull that AMD comes back with BD
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