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AMD tapes out its Bulldozer CPU architecture

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mdsx1950, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    And what is with the names of these things bulldozer and bobcat ? Man makes me think I am at a construction site . Come on can't they come up with a cool name like Tinkerbell or jasmine ?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Using a bunch of Bobcats and Bulldozers, they will "bury" the competition. Very purposeful naming, actually.


    ;)

    It's also why I say they are two years too late...they needed it back then, way more so than now. It will be nice to see better chips, but I don't see home users needing more computing power any time soon.
     
  3. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah it would have been better like 2 years ago but to say that the bulldozer name is good as it says they will bury the comp is well yet to be seen . They have had a very hard time trying to compete with the Q9650 let alone the core i7 . Maybe the phenom should have been called the pinto ?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I don't make that comparison. TO me, we have 8-core Intel chips vs quad AMD(ignoring 6-core cpus from both). Of course Intel performs better...8x4 isn't exactly a decent compare...


    Phenom2 @ 3ghz is actually quite comparable to Q9650, clock for clock. not 100% even, but it's more than close enough for me. I never did say the Bulldozer and Bobcat names were "fitting", however, I think that was the plan when those names were decided upon. That are quite old now...


    It's an interesting compare, now that Intel is using HT again in i7/i5/i3. Seems they aren't exactly in direct competition any more...
     
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    They also did this idea with the Thoroughbred... I remember that chip well, I had one in use till not too long ago then it died due to user error :banghead: :laugh:

    I just like to hope that you correct with that statement (this time around for AMD).
     
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    The name Bulldozer was born the same way Hammer (K8) did. See the blockdiagram of each architecture.
     
  7. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I just hate the names they give them is all . Phenom ? What the hell is that all about any way ? I mean a Phenomenal flop ??? What ? K8 sounds like a breakfast cereal ! K10 sounds like some school K-10 . Not at all what I would name them is all . some thing like B52 or F16 now that sounds like power ! Not bulldozer sounds to me like it is a huge power guzzler that will doze of on you . :shadedshu
     
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    No Bulldozer sounds like it can bulldoze the competition :laugh:
     
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    Now I wonder, am i7 or are you?
     
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