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SuPeR Xp Jul 29, 2010, 01:36pm EDT Report Abuse


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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 04, 2010, 12:14am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Bulldozer (processor)
Sweet. I was waiting for something like this, AMD have really been progressing. Seriously though it's their prices that make them a win win. I still haven't seen an AMD cpu that beats a core i7 or an overclocked core i5, then again I stopped looking lol.

But if this new design performs like the Core i5,7 line then I'll bet they will sell quite well. I seriously hope they beat Intel at least this once, they need to do to intel what they're currently doing to Nvidia.

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Sean Costello Aug 04, 2010, 01:58am EDT Report Abuse
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Indeed, they need a nice fast CPU like the old days.

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Bungle Aug 04, 2010, 05:04pm EDT Report Abuse
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I'm really hoping that "bulldozer" is this decades "sledge hammer", I'd like to see AMD start doing more at the high-end. Not that their current line up is bad (my Phenom II walks all over my C2Q) but I'd like to see more.

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SuPeR Xp Aug 04, 2010, 09:19pm EDT Report Abuse
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Remember Bulldozer is meant to smoke the crap out of the Nehalem design. Bulldozer is meant to compete w/ Sandybridge & behond. 8)

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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 04, 2010, 09:36pm EDT Report Abuse
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Well I hope it performs as they meant it. This reminds me when Intel launched their Core 2 Quad line and AMD was bragging that they weren't real Quad cores and just two dual cores glued together lol. Well those glued together dual cored whooped their chips for a long time and I believe some still do :P

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A_Pickle Aug 06, 2010, 12:27pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Bulldozer (processor)
Man, I hope bulldozer smokes Intel's stuff -- Intel's been p**sing me off. They have, like, billions of different sockets now... basically so that they can segregate the cheap CPU's from the expensive CPU's. That's pretty goddamned lame. Then they go and tell Nvidia that no one's allowed to make third-party chipsets for chips with integrated memory controllers, which are likely to be every CPU Intel makes from here on out.

Anti-competitive and anti-consumer practices draw out my ire, which is why I bought a Phenom II X6, and why I hope Bulldozer makes Paul Otellini have nightmares.

Beavis Khan Aug 06, 2010, 02:06pm EDT Report Abuse
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Pickle an AMD man now? What's the world come to?? :P

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kOrny Aug 06, 2010, 02:22pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Bulldozer (processor)
I love AMD. I've only owned AMD cpu's since I've started building and I have never had a complaint. The performance you get for the price is unbeatable. Seems with Intel you are only paying for the name. I hope this new CPU kicks ass... it looks like it will.

Michael C Aug 06, 2010, 02:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Bulldozer (processor)
I wouldn't say that. Intel's CPU's are typically priced accordingly. They really do perform well. You can get a i5-750 for $189 and it's a deadly CPU. I like AMD a lot and when they have something that is the best thing you can buy for the price, I will buy it.

Bungle Aug 06, 2010, 02:56pm EDT Report Abuse
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I've owned both and will usually buy whatever makes the most sense at the time.

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kOrny Aug 06, 2010, 02:57pm EDT Report Abuse
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I have a few friends with Intel CPUs (my room mate has one as well) and I don't notice a bit of difference. If anything I think mine is a little zippier (especially with office/productivity apps). They payed about 2x the price too.

SuPeR Xp Aug 09, 2010, 08:25pm EDT Report Abuse
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I believe A_Pickle is spot on, what's with Intel and all the different sockets? At least Bulldozer will be compatible with Socket AM3. Not sure about AM2+ though because they use DDR2 and I don't think Bulldozer's Quad-Channel is going to be both DDR3 & DDR2.

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A_Pickle Aug 09, 2010, 11:09pm EDT Report Abuse
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AM3 chips can go into an AM2+ mobo if I'm not mistaken, right?

And yes, I rather like AMD's stuff now. My computer's sweet! There's only one issue with it... it's otherwise fast, big, and silent. :)

Bungle Aug 10, 2010, 02:51am EDT Report Abuse
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A_Pickle said:
AM3 chips can go into an AM2+ mobo if I'm not mistaken, right?


most of the time with a BIOS update.

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<a class= Aug 10, 2010, 08:58pm EDT Report Abuse
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/yawn - AMD

gimme a 8-core i9 already, intel >:o

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SuPeR Xp Aug 11, 2010, 07:24am EDT Report Abuse
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MrBungle said:
A_Pickle said:
AM3 chips can go into an AM2+ mobo if I'm not mistaken, right?


most of the time with a BIOS update.

At first I thought Bulldozer would work on AM2+, but AM2+ mobo's are DDR2 and Bulldozer has a DDR3 IMC, so how would that work out? Unless Bulldozer will also have a DDR2 IMC also.

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Bungle Aug 11, 2010, 10:34am EDT Report Abuse
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SuPeR Xp said:
MrBungle said:
A_Pickle said:
AM3 chips can go into an AM2+ mobo if I'm not mistaken, right?


most of the time with a BIOS update.

At first I thought Bulldozer would work on AM2+, but AM2+ mobo's are DDR2 and Bulldozer has a DDR3 IMC, so how would that work out? Unless Bulldozer will also have a DDR2 IMC also.


I was refering to the current generation Phenom II AM3 processors

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SuPeR Xp Aug 13, 2010, 04:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Bulldozer (processor)
No problem, but how about Bulldozer? It's based on Socket AM3v2. I guess we will have to wait and see, I mean Bulldozer is a completley new design which makes sense to buy a new mobo with a new chipset.

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A_Pickle Aug 13, 2010, 05:11pm EDT Report Abuse
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Did some quick research... I don't think Bulldozer has a DDR2 memory controller on it. Long story short, you're gonna need a DDR3 motherboard to pop in a Bulldozer chip.

SuPeR Xp Aug 17, 2010, 06:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Bulldozer (processor)
No problem, I was already planning on picking up a new DDR3 gaming board based on the new chipset for Bulldozer. I wonder how well it's Quad-Channel DDR3 IMC is going to perform?

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