Originally Posted by Widjaja
I still do not 100% believe any of the articles I have read about Bulldozer performance.
At the moment the articles pretty much say these CPUs suck.
I mean who in their right minds hands out an engineering sample when they know the processor has bad performance and nothing is optimized for any significant scores?
That's like shooting yourself in the foot.
At the moment it's like saying hey this is the future of things to come from AMD CPUs.
But it doesn't matter because it's cool to have 8 cores!
Do you buy Engineer Samples?
No, you buy Production samples....
Originally Posted by CompDracula
What is a Engineer Sample, Compared to a Production Sample!?!
To answer that^
Engineer samples should be considered defective goods
What we know/I heard around the web: AMD Bulldozer ES have:
Half-clocked FPU/Phenom II FPU(CPU/BIOs)
Lower Quality Silicon/Pilot silicon(FAB process)
more stuff just ask if you want more...