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[XBIT] AMD Aims to Fight Core i7 “Sandy Bridge” with Bulldozer.

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Among the advantages that are mentioned by the AMD documents that X-bit labs has happened to see are “more overclocked coresâ€, “more cores dual graphics, OpenCL and GPU†compute and others. By the end of the year the firm expects over 10% of its desktop products to be based on the Bulldozer micro-architecture and be in the AM3+ form-factor.

AMD Orochi design is the company's next-generation processor for high-end desktop (Zambezi) and server (Valencia) markets. The chip will feature eight processing engines, but since it is based on Bulldozer micro-architecture, those cores will be packed into four modules. Every module which will have two independent integer cores (that will share fetch, decode and L2 functionality) with dedicated schedulers, one "Flex FP" floating point unit with two 128-bit FMAC pipes with one FP scheduler. The chip will have shared L3 cache, new dual-channel DDR3 memory controller and will use HyperTransport 3.1 bus. The Zambezi chips will use new AM3+ form-factor and will require brand new platforms.
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I hope AMD's top end Bulldozer will be faster than the i7 2600k or 990x.
    
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I hope AMD's top end Bulldozer will be faster than the i7 2600k or 990x.
I hope the upcoming Ivy Bridge of Intel will beat everything that you mentioned (:
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Oh-oh.... that's not a good sign. Notice how AMD never just states "Superior Performance" as an advantage?


If Bulldozer is 50% faster than Phenom II, I think it would perform better clock-for-clock against Sandy Bridge?
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Oh-oh.... that's not a good sign. Notice how AMD never just states "Superior Performance" as an advantage?


If Bulldozer is 50% faster than Phenom II, I think it would perform better clock-for-clock against Sandy Bridge?
Yea but what I am concerned about is that they don't say core performance is faster, just that the processor is faster. They could be saying the 8-core bulldozer is 50% faster than Phenom II. In which case with 8-cores compared to 6 or 4 of the Phenom II, it should be.
   
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As much as I hope Bulldozer takes off as they say it should... I highly (do to past let downs) do not think that it will.
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Well, duh.
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Doesn't this look like AMD are just doing the same thing they have for the last few years? trying to compete on price or other factors, not pure performance.

What's their plan for Ivy Bridge? They never mention Bulldozer being able to compete with that, seems it's only designed to compete with SB

I really hope it does compete well with all the current Intel offerings though, hate to see companies dominating markets, choice is always great
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Me thinks that their pricing is out of kilt. Especially when you can get a 2600K for a bee's willy under $400 in Australia and AMD are saying $700 + for their top end eight core.

Ah I see "SYSTEM PRICE".
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 3/14/11 at 6:20am
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Me thinks that their pricing is out of kilt. Especially when you can get a 2600K for a bee's willy under $400 in Australia and AMD are saying $700 + for their top end eight core.
It says pricing for whole system (i'm guessing ~ mobo + ram + cpu to compare platforms).

I thought at too at first, then read the graph again
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