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Kind of a business question here so bare with me.

What is AMD's next move if Bulldozer isn't as competitive as they hoped against Sandy/Ivy Bridge?
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Then they play the budget game again. No change. What's the worry about it?
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Then they play the budget game again. No change. What's the worry about it?
No worry, just curious as Intel seems to have the upper hand ATM.
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It ebbs and flows, just like anything else. I recall Intel crying about the Athlon XP, and jumping their Netburst clock speeds pretty high, only to have AMD keep up just fine. Then the A64 came out, and Intel cried.

Since LGA775 with Core2Duo Intel has been on a streak. That isn't to say they will or will not maintain. Underdogs are cool to vote for, and it's nice to see some competition showing from AMD, especially in the low power sector. But I think this is just another stepping stone to even better computing. I think Bulldozer does have serious potential for changing CPU design, and that's a plus. Whether or not it turns out to be a "netburst" is another question we'll likely have an answer to pretty soon.

Does it really matter, though? Not at all. It's just like the "pony car" wars between the big three American car makers...it's nice when better products are made, but it really doesn't matter since everything gets the job done (moving one's butt down the road) pretty well.
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No worry, just curious as Intel seems to have the upper hand ATM.
And they'll continue to. Every AMD fan invariably cites, "that one time, you remember the XP vs P4?!" It was a fluke; Intel screwed up.
    
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And they'll continue to. Every AMD fan invariably cites, "that one time, you remember the XP vs P4?!" It was a fluke; Intel screwed up.
A fluke Intel stubbornly stuck to for some time, including into early LGA775 with the Prescott based processors. They did learn from their mistakes, which is good. I'm wondering how much better Ivy will be, too.
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Does it really matter...we will get better products that will be cheaper, lets say bulldozer sucks and just about keeps up with sandy bridge....but what if AMD prices the thing at sub $200...everyone wins.
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Does it really matter...we will get better products that will be cheaper, lets say bulldozer sucks and just about keeps up with sandy bridge....but what if AMD prices the thing at sub $200...everyone wins.
I've never made the case AMD doesn't make great chips, or that they don't price them wisely. I just question the all or nothing mentality of folks who are pining for AMD to have the fastest desktop processor again.
    
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And they'll continue to. Every AMD fan invariably cites, "that one time, you remember the XP vs P4?!" It was a fluke; Intel screwed up.
probably you don´t know, but intel had plans with itanium on desktops..

you would be not pleased
    
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Since LGA775 with Core2Duo Intel has been on a streak. That isn't to say they will or will not maintain. Underdogs are cool to vote for, and it's nice to see some competition showing from AMD, especially in the low power sector. But I think this is just another stepping stone to even better computing. I think Bulldozer does have serious potential for changing CPU design, and that's a plus. Whether or not it turns out to be a "netburst" is another question we'll likely have an answer to pretty soon.
And the reason is. That Intel bought off AMD chip design or engineers.
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