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Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post
I don't really call a Octo core beating a quad core a win.
Compare threads not cores, if an Oct-core AMD CPU beats an 8-thread i7-2600 then it's a win.
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Hmm, I know the world isn't about gaming (although mine happens to be), but one of the biggest issues I seem to be seeing is that currently an i5 2500k is priced at 225.00 USD.

This is a steal for gamers considering the performance between the i5 2500k and the i7 2600k is negligible aside from benchmarking. Now, presuming that Bulldozer will equate to roughly the performance of SB for 700 USD isn't much of a statement to me.

I could build an i5 2500k system for that much:

Motherboard - 125 USD
CPU - 225 USD
Memory - 60 USD
Hard Drive - 70 USD
GPU - 150 USD
PSU - 70 USD

That's 700 USD easily. I can't see the advantage Bulldozer is suppose to have in terms of gaming, but I can see the advantage in terms of encoding all that jazz.
Edited by jivenjune - 3/14/11 at 11:32am
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post #53 of 300
Bulldozer won't cost $700, the whole system will, estimated.
And yes, I have no idea what that's supposed to mean.

Also, dual graphics is probably referring to a GPU on each core?
Unless the GPU in the core and a dedicated could work in tandem...

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I am more interested in the Lynx chips. I see they have 400 shader GPU on that quad core. The 5650 has 400 shaders, that is very decent performance for an APU.
My thoughts exactly. It could make for a nice home theater PC.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~kRon1k~ View Post
bulldozer may have to be renamed 'small backhoe'
i dont think it will live up to the given name, as something named 'bulldozer' should knock down the competition.... which i dont see happening. i would love to see it, but i just cant.
small backhoe. I am thinking that on a per chip basis it will win, but how many games / applications does the average person use that can utilize 8 cores?
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post #55 of 300
... $700 for an 8 core. AMD, you disappoint me.

Also, way for them to compare a $700 cpu of their own against Intel's that cost $300. Isn't this just admitting defeat pre-launch?

EDIT: System price, ok thats much more like it. But why they don't state the CPU price is beyond me.
Edited by ryand - 3/14/11 at 11:41am
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AMD Aims to Fight Core i7
AMD's new Theme song
Enjoy

Edited by cayennemist - 3/14/11 at 11:47am
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From the looks of this Bulldozer will be priced very competitively
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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight View Post
Compare threads not cores, if an Oct-core AMD CPU beats an 8-thread i7-2600 then it's a win.
2 Logical threads are not equal to 2 Physical threads.

As for octo-core beating a quad-core not being fair... What price point are they at? If it's similar it's fair.
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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight View Post
Compare threads not cores, if an Oct-core AMD CPU beats an 8-thread i7-2600 then it's a win.
you mean
a 4 module
VS
a 4 core with hyper threading

both around the same Price

"mama said knock you out, AMD's gonna knock you out!"
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you mean
a 4 module
VS
a 4 core with hyper threading

both around the same Price

"mama said knock you out, AMD's gonna knock you out!"
There is no need to use AMD's terminology. It still acts within the OS like an 8 core, who cares if it is 4 modules or not. It runs 8 threads.
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