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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by AlphaStormX, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. Goodman

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    hmm, interesting...
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    I'm looking forward to their announcement.
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    I'm guessing it's about breaking a Guinness world record for fastest CPU.
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    you would be correct
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    Do I win an FX chip?! :D

    j/k

    I will pay good money to buy one if they are as good as some of the folks say they are.

    Nice work, by the way. Even if you are batting for the server team. I woud suggest you walking across to the FX guys office and giving him a hearty slap on the back, and a manly handshake from all of us over here at TPU!
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    And that would be LAME.:shadedshu

    So few people care about sub-zero these days...

    I'm interested to see how it translates to air and water clocking though.

    Nice to see Macci back in action though. That DID make me smile.
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    The article states that they hit 5ghz pretty consistently on aircooling. And that they can take a lot of voltage.
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    I just hope it won't be too much longer until we can do that.
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    It's good for marketing. And we're pretty close to release now (I think? I have honestly lost track) so those chips can't be that off.
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    It's NOT effective marketing, when 99% of the worlds population makes a WTF/derp face when you tell them you overclock.:laugh:

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy seeing it, really. But I dunno about good marketing to "normal" people. There' no possible "Halo effect" here.
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    Yes. People think you are some kind of wizard or even a witch if you overclock.
    And around here, they burn witches!
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    Good job AMD!!! Nice 2 know there's more than 1. Cpu maker out there. Enjoy the lime light and oh yeah lookout...... there is a 2011 toothed monster coming up fast behind you! For now though u ru...... wait u beat a bunch of suicide clocked celerons.....
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    Meh, 8400mhz with only 2 cores enabled and over 2volts. We will see how they do in real life scenarios.
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    It's a suicide run for the highest possible frequency. Look at the list: http://hwbot.org/benchmark/cpu_frequency/
    All of them are single core Pentiums/Celerons

    And they also mentioned in the article that BD is like a tank and can handle very voltages.

    But like you said, we still need to see it's performance ;)
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    A hint of real life scenarios are the low prices they will ask for BD. Top of the line 50$ below 2600K. At that pricing, if it's true, I can't imagine it'll best SB.
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    I'll believe those prices when I see them on Newegg. Even if they are real, Bulldozer doesn't have a $50 graphics card on the chip (Give or take.) so that could possibly be where the savings come from.
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    People still think of computers as magic boxes running on blue smoke. An entry in Guinness bundled with LN2 or whatever it was is sexy on its own and add to that an upcoming magic computer (which people will probably see it as) I think it has some merit. AMD now also can say "WE HAVE THE FASTEST PROCESSOR IN THE WORLD!!!!1!!!" which might be a flaky statement to us techies but it has some truth to it and it sounds good.

    It will not make or break them but it's a nice thing to have.
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    I dunno. I'm a father of 4, and you know, I do tlak to regular people daily about this sort of stuff.


    Stuff like this is still very much nerdy to the general public, while computing is still struggling to become mainstream. They need something to appeal to the mainstream audience, as well as to geeks.

    IF they could do both, that'd be GREAT.
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    to summarise some new info.
    regular voltages for BD will be between 1.2v to 1.3v
    8 core did 4.8Ghz at 1.5v with an Antec Khuler (looks like a 920)
    with phase change cooler just under 5.9ghz at -38c
    8.29Ghz on 2 cores using liquid helium.

    so it seems like it OC's fairly well, now just waiting on perf figures.
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    yeah, it was all their work not mine. I'd congratulate them but they are off doing press stuff today, my row is quiet for once.

    Well, they were actual parts, not some kind of special part for the demo only. I would be willing to bet, that because fabs are continually tweaking recipes on a weekly basis that given a couple of months, you could probably hit a higher score on the exact same model. It's the nature of the business.
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    I guess time will tell how things pan out. Not like I think there will be alot of LN2 results that will interest me personally anyway. Let me see what I can get 24/7, and the improvements there, and I can sell these chips to all the BMW and Porche drivers that I like to call my neighbours.


    Selling chips to broke overclockers is silly. You want to sell them to those with cash, and anyone that i know that has cash to throw around isn't gonna be running LN2 or LHe.

    Like, I'm sorry, but that's the truth! There's a very good reason you don't see a lot of LN2 clockers here, and it has NOTHING to do with me or my personal opinion!

    To be honest, for me, the only thing interesting in those vids, and the event, was Macci. I don't care what anyone else think...HE is THE oc legend. I mean, chew* is great, but he's said he's leaving the scene after Bulldozer launch, and he's the one with all the info, seemingly. I am loath to trust someone who's already announced thier departure in such a fashion.

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