Originally Posted by greeneyesofgod
After looking fairly closely at Bulldozer's projected specs, it will have a faster memory controller, possibly as fast as Sandy Bridge's, but that's about it.
Bulldozer's 8-core will be about the equivalent of a core i7 with Hyperthreading I think. Why? Because the 8-core is really only 4 hardware cores with two dedicated "threads" each, and AMD has made no moves to claim competitiveness against Sandy Bridge but rather "affordability" and a higher core count as forms of compromise.
AMD is back to its sneaky marketing schemes; they tend to attract the cheap noobs who just want something new. I also sincerely doubt Bulldozer will be able to overclock like SB. But, only time will tell... BD should be under 4 months away.
No..... 8 core is 8 cores, that's it no sneaky marketing involved at all. In fact the only people who need to worry about modules are the engineers programming that stuff.
Also I honestly think you're the cheap noob. Remember, AMD did have it's glory days with the TBird/Duron/Athlon, and Intel was pretty much QQ'ing. But granted now Intel has AMD beat. BUT Intel also had to resort to some shady Anti-trust practices in order to surpass AMD in the first place.