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Why BD failed? AMD Ex-Employee speaks out!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kantastic, Oct 13, 2011.

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    my bad, i should've written then "what do you make of..."

    i better start reading though i doubt anyone would make a design with so much useless transistors.
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    It may hold on it's own and don't get me wrong, the PII x6 is a fantastic CPU, but Bulldozer is still the faster CPU and the better buy IMO. Just check out the review sites. The PII x6 1100T only win a few of them. Here is an example of one site:
    The FX 8150 (13 WIN) beat out the x6 1100T (6 WIN) in 13 out of 19 Benchmarks
    The FX 8120 (11 WIN) beat out the x6 1100T (8 WIN) in 11 out of 19 Benchmarks

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150--8120-6100-and-4100-performance-review/3

    AMD Working on Bulldozer B3 Stepping (It's coming, and I assume it will be Piledriver in Q1 2011)
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4997/amd-working-on-bulldozer-b3-stepping
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    damn did they f up! :shadedshu i had no idea that their architecture is so full of holes, so to speak. thanks for the links qubit! :toast:
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    The same thing was said about the Phenom I, where AMD scewed up. Hopefully this B3 stepping will do the trick. Also I made an error, Piledriver is not coming until Q3 2012, though I believe the B3 revision should be within our grasp in Q1 2012.
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    We will see Piledriver earlier than Q3 2012

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    Vishera Piledriver... is unknown but more likely Q3 2012

    If the Trinity Quad-core beats or loses to the Llano/Zambezi Quad-core we will know the answer if Piledriver fixes anything
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    I though Piledriver was on schedule for Q1 2012?
    I think we should let Bulldozer slide, give AMD a break, but no break for Piledrive that CPU line better perform much better.
    I don't care about trying to beat Intel's top $1000 beasts, as long as AMD keeps strong pressure on the mid range while still staying strong and competitive with the high end.
    Am I going to buy a Bulldozer, maybe because I don't use my PC for gaming only, I think the FX 8150 and FX 8120 do good enough in gaming.
    What I am dissatisfied with is the new quad and 6 core Bulldozers. Dam AMD, screw servers/workstations, concentrate Bulldozer's update to run much better for desktop and it's apps.
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    I remain pretty sure PileDriver is scheduled for Q1 2012. It was, and I haven't seen anything that indicates otherwise, except rumors.
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    Well I hope so, I wonder if the FX 8170 will be the Piledriver or the Bulldozer based CPU. It can very well be called something like FX2 8170 or something. But if AMD calls the new CPU's FX Next, then somebody really needs a bitch slap upside there head :nutkick:
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    piledriver is supposed to be released in q1 2012 with the trinity APU, there are only rumours stating the release of the piledriver fx series and they state late q2 or q3.
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    I think it is going to follow the Intel model numbers this time

    FX-8210/8250/8270
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    Yes that makes a lot more sense. Once agian thank you for your informative posts. :D
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    Somebody already needs a bitch slap upside their head for releasing the beta.
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    Since this thread is turning into the same discussion as any other "Bulldozer" thread it is closed due to redundancy.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
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