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I keep reading that the amd bulldozer is suppose to be more powerful than i7-980X

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at places on the internet, is that true? That would be hilarious if Amd's Bulldozer is stronger than a i7-980X like I've heard. Because no way in hell would Amd charge 1 grand for their processor.
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They would if it was the market leader. Make no mistake about it, the only reason AMD's prices are so low is due to the price : performance ratio in order to remain competitive with Intel.
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They prognose 0.5Tflops. That'd be about twice faster.
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Unless you've got access to internal documents or the only person that has seen real benchmarks conducted it's just a rumor. Nobody has any real information at the moment on performance or what will it will cost. Also AMD's niche in the market is a high $ : performance ratio so bulldozer probably won't break the bank.
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They would if it was the market leader. Make no mistake about it, the only reason AMD's prices are so low is due to the price : performance ratio in order to remain competitive with Intel.
Not true. Back in the day Athlon 64 was the best performer and still twice cheaper than P4
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Not true. Back in the day Athlon 64 was the best performer and still twice cheaper than P4

(Actual 2005 prices)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/1621

I dont see Intel releasing a Dual Core at the price you're saying during the heyday of the Athlon 64 x2 which at the most expensive was $1000 for a clock speed bump.

And a year later.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2051/1

Athlon 64 X2 5000+ for $301. Quite the drop from $1000.
Edited by Kand - 2/25/11 at 10:12am
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post

(Actual 2005 prices)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/1621

I dont see Intel releasing a Dual Core at the price you're saying during the heyday of the Athlon 64 x2 which at the most expensive was $1000 for a clock speed bump.
Noo, I'm talking about the initial Athlon 64, before the all dual core age

Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8Ghz) - 462 PassMark, $173 (give or take)
Pentium 4 2.8 (2.8Ghz) - 415 PassMark, $401 (give or take)

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...=expert&pid=13
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...-until-q1-2003
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Noo, I'm talking about the initial Athlon 64, before the all dual core age
http://www.anandtech.com/show/1211



12/22/2003

What was Intel making at about that time? Hmm. 478. LGA775 wasnt introduced until 2004.

Let's say a Presshot.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/1238

Yeah. This article lists the Pentium 4 as cheaper than the first few Athlon 64's. Well, idk. It's kind of hard to find prices in history. :3

Also. Your Athlon 64 2800+ is 2004

http://www.anandtech.com/show/1308

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27447
And the Pentium 4 you used for comparison is 2002.
Edited by Kand - 2/25/11 at 10:25am
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
http://www.anandtech.com/show/1211



12/22/2003

What was Intel making at about that time? Hmm. 478. LGA775 wasnt introduced until 2004.

Let's say a Presshot.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/1238

Yeah. This article lists the Pentium 4 as cheaper than the first few Athlon 64's. Well, idk. It's kind of hard to find prices in history. :3

Also. Your Athlon 64 2800+ is 2004

http://www.anandtech.com/show/1308

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27447
And the Pentium 4 you used for comparison is 2002.
Would you please look at the above post, i just edited it Cheers
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So far all we have about Bulldozer is... taking AMD's word for it that it's going to be awesome. I'm not exactly getting my hopes up, but I look forward to professional third-party reviews.
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