I'm very interested in the performance of the Bulldozer but unfortunately I guess I will still have to just wait and see.
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I liked reading today about the return of AMD s FX branding and the way it seems like they are going to position the newer line of chips.I am an AMD fan at heart and would really like to see them shrink the gap and give Intel some serious competition This is good news for almost the second week of June and Bulldozer will eventually get here, nice to hear about the FX branding name as well.Almost think that AMD may possibly be getting a newer fan base as well pretty soon.
just have to wait a bit more and see.
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is this the same AMD Processor that was backward compatible with AMD 3 mobo's
I am really excited to see what these processors can do. Nice to see that AMD is finding their own way to do things, maybe a better way? In any case i cant wait to see what these puppies can do.
I'm not very familiar with AMD's chips back in the 2000s era, so nice overview of the future FX and review of the old. Thanks Joel!
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The thing about FX CPU's back in the day was that they were expensive. Hopefully AMD isn't planning a return to the glory days as far as prices go.
Time will tell if this is going to be good competition for Intel's Sandy Bridge Line,.....but if AMD prices their BD line equal to Intel's SB prices, I will not be happy.
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"Looks like AMD has a "Can on Of Whoop Ass" ready, literally, for Intels Sandy Bridge, just look at the metal canister that houses the highest end 8 Core Bulldozer chip."
That is a very well designed box. Now they just need to send that to the gents here at HotHardware for extensive testing. Make it so.
i really waiting for this bulldozer
So this is how it rolls? Looks like each core runs independent of all the rest. All have varying speeds and multipliers too.
I always knew that image with a Terminator-like robot proclaiming "I'll be back" meant something.
@realneil That is incredible, each core running independently of each other. It's really something I'd like to have in my hands AMD and actually makes me more excited for Bulldozer, though I still want to see performance numbers.
Still, hurrah for AMD for bringing back FX!
EDIT: Also I saw that the cores were running 19 degrees even though they're a couple of meters together, I have to say for a 4 GHz processor, that's pretty impressive.
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"Yeah, and look how low it dips to, 500MHz, in this picture. Can you imagine having all 8 core running at 4Ghz and best of all is that, most website are stating that it will be priced at around $350, Hopefully it will turn out that way."
i really really hope this can bulldoze intel. i personally use intel, but the competition is what's necessary. Especially in price-point battles.
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Go AMD, I have never built an AMD system but with these types of innovation I would certainly consider it. We will have to see what Intel answers back with by the time Bulldozer actually arrives. Of course HH will have the reviews for us :)
Nice Pic realneil, one of the amazing things I see in the picture is the temps. All cores are running at 19C that is low whether operating at stock or oc'd. All four cores on my i7 are at 50C right now, and I over last weekend removed, and reapplied ceramique on it as well as cleaning the fans and re-seating. So my temps are lower than they were last week at as far as building AMD systems I have built them for years. My current rig I won here a year and 4 months ago, and the i7 has been great, of course it sits next to Sarah's, that has a 965 BE in it. While they run pretty close to each other the Intel wins performance wise for now. Hopefully this will change that when it drops which from what I have heard should be within the next 3 months I think.
OptimusPrimeTime: Can you imagine having all 8 core running at 4Ghz
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Can this CPU run every core, full out, and at maximum speeds without boiling over? Thermal considerations are always paramount, especially with a brand new platform. So it will be the most important consideration for me, until they earn, over time, their 'thermal-reliability' chops. Also, just as important is whether or not the platform actually uses those eight cores normally. (instead of defaulting to just a few of them for most tasks) If AMD has found a way to actually spread the wealth and utilize every core, all of the time, then it will be amazing to behold.
Part of the beauty that we've come to love with Sandy Bridge is that they don't develop as much heat as their predecessors. You don't need that giant cooler that takes up so much inner-case acreage. If you OC them, an aftermarket cooler can still be needed or preferred, but no longer do you need one that sounds like it's preparing for takeoff on runway 29. This presents a challenge to AMD to duplicate and move towards more thermally controlled processors in the industry. Will they be up to this?
rapid1:one of the amazing things I see in the picture is the temps. All cores are running at 19C that is low whether operating at stock or oc'd.
they're right next to one another on the same piece of silicon. That
they all show the same temps is not too surprising to me. Crank all of
the cores up to maximum and leave them there for an hour and then let's
look at those temps. This is what interests me.
Verily looking forward to Bulldozer's success... so Intel gets Ivy Bridge out faster. Intel for life.
Ya this gets me excited. I don't care which is better when they come out, Intel or AMD, but either way, cheaper and more powerful CPUs FTW!
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