Originally Posted by Dent1
The Bulldozer's gaming performances is on par with the i7 Nehalem. That is pretty respectable.
depends how you see it.... BD's architecture has been in development for around 4years or longer. Nehalem was released back in November 2008 but they had an early preview in IDF sometime in 2007.
Its taken them that long to make a processor that competes with something that was probably finished & ready to ship back in 2007/08?? Hardly the game changer that everyone predicted in the early days.
I think Thuban fills that performance gap pretty well.