AMD Bulldozer

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by mrdarkgod, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. mrdarkgod

    mrdarkgod MDL Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    #1 mrdarkgod, Feb 18, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  2. guyz92

    guyz92 MDL Novice

    May 1, 2009
    All the way AMD. Intel Sandy bridge South bridge scandal will cause Intel to decrease sales performance.
  3. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

    Feb 13, 2011
    I think there is some credibility, Intel dropped prices on some i7's recently. Don't think it's twice as fast though I think AMD said 50% over Core2 .
  4. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

    Aug 19, 2009
    Intel have got the name and they know it. Remember years ago with the Pentium 4? The Pentium 4 was actually slower than the Pentium 3 at the same clockspeed when it came out! (the socket 478 version that is). The Amd K6's and later Athlons were both cheaper and faster. It was around the time of a Pentium 3 that people bought Celeron's to save cost - a CPU that was similar in price to a standard AMD CPU. The Celerons were so woefully bad, they had no L2 cache! - simple tasks were often so slow and clunky, yet people insisted on buying these because they were 'Intel' instead of a cpu that was actually much faster than the full blown P3/P4, which would have cost the same!

    Its a shame AMD hasn't had a truly competitive CPU recently, I really hope the Bulldozer will make up for lost time. When the next gen Bulldozer comes along, I hope its sufficiently better than the one coming out to rival anything Intel can do with Ivy Bridge and beyond.

    Socket G2012 20 core+ bulldozer in late 2012 sounds kind cool (thats a server chip mind you)...
  5. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

    Feb 13, 2011
    What I do know is that if the 50% over Core2 claim is valid it will put the Bulldozer right on par with Sandy Bridge, which is damn good news for customers.
    Can you say $100 Quadcore :p