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Bulldozer, at best, may restore per core performance parity with the Bloomfield Gulftown architecture.

Considering that a lot of the resources will be shared between the two cores on a module, I expect that Intel will take the lead with HT if comparing a 6 core AMD Bulldozer, and 6 core Intel Bloomfield Gulftown. i.e. Nothing will change, AMD will remain behind with Bulldozer.
so are you talking about the 6c/12t or 3c/6t bulldozer ? if thats what im understanding with bulldozer lol
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Guys I am talking about being faster in general not having a faster standard clock speed, to the others thanks for the input.

Any other theorys? I am very interested!

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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so are you talking about the 6c/12t or 3c/6t bulldozer ? if thats what im understanding with bulldozer lol
There is no 6c/12t bulldozer. Bulldozer has modules with resources of each shared among two cores.

There is no hyperthreading.

I was referring to a 3 module 6 core bulldozer nearly matching a 6 core westmere. When HT is enabled and an application will utilize all 12 westmere threads, the gap becomes larger.
    
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To the original question, I would guess that the 980X & 990X will still be faster, but who knows? I'd like to see AMD back on top, to get some price competition back! But either way, both would be excellent cpu's for any rig, as most app's are not optimized to take advantage of the multiple cores, and threads. Cost wise, I'm sure that AMD will still be easier on your wallet, and a great cpu for any gaming rig.
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Well being we can only base our talk on opinion, I am going to say that the 980x/990x will still be dominant in regards to performance.
But BD price/performance make the choice alot easier...

At least until IB comes along and levels the playing field..

CPU architecture is what is holding AMD back, core for core they cant match intel, havent been able to in years.

x2 vs core2. x4 vs c2q. etc.....
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While I can't compare anything with an unknown, I can tell you that my current 990X is and can do things, that my previous 980X was unable to do.
& I had a very good 980X chip!

But cooling wise, OC'ing wise, and voltage, my 990X has exceeded anything my 980X could do!
I'm very happy I sold my 980X, to get this 990X.
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post #17 of 17
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Bulldozer, at best, may restore per core performance parity with the Bloomfield Gulftown architecture.
Yea, it's really sounding like the Gulftown's Phenom II. No doubt it'll be epic at benching, but for every day use that's like taking a Ferrari to get the groceries knowing you've got more boot space in the Bentley.
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