Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 26, 2011.
Looks like Sept 12-23. Mass production starts in August.
twillith, please quit quoting stuff from OBR or referencing OBR. Did you not see his admission that all his Bulldozer info was fake? It's all over his blog.
DDR3-1866 is the fastest memory official supported by AMD thats all.
OCing is another story.
:shadedshuNo...... we all know where this is heading....... intel = skynet. The first attack will be on amd users world wide. Ill pray for u all
AFAIK he was also saying a November launch or something about BD release being pushed even further, which I guess turned out all to be BS.
He faked the benches and people still believe him.
try not to be out of topic..
word optimal doesnt always mean faster. talking about getting result which ideal for both performance and your wallet..
What's ballsy is that this isn't his first time, either. Anyone touting thier company contacts like that is simply screaming for attention, and most should realize by now that AMD doesn't operate like that. I kept posting in those threads...wait for official info... Then OBR says he trolled the internet. Go figure.
But you know what? I have yet to find an actual OFFICIAL document stating the release date as September 19th.
Would be nice though, and a smart move by AMD...I'm working on AMD SKT FM1 reviews right now, and it looks like those reviews will carry me right up to that launch. Then Bulldozer comes out? AMD is goning to be getting alot of hype, left, right, and center. Sounds good to me!
I can wait for performance figures, myself. I gotta buy chips for reviews anyway, so actual performance isn't going to influence my purchasing decisions when it comes to these chips, but it WILL influence what I use in all of my rigs.
So it's not a bad thing that I have no idea who this guy is? Have seen this "OBR' quoted several times in the other BD thread.
He is the source of all the "info" over the past few months...the screenies, the benches, etc...all just a ploy for traffic, it seems.
Those of us that play in the extreme circles know who he is, I guess.
He then admitted on the 14th or 15th that it was all bull, on his blog, with a list of sites that published his info as "real". Many sites posted retractions. Anyway, that's enough about him. More about me, mkay?
So no pricing yet. And haven't seen any AM3+ MATX motherboards that can do SLI/Crossfire yet.
Just to wait.
WTF you talking about, Willis? I reviewed a AM3+ couple of boards a while ago, and the 990X board supported both, even came with an SLi bridge.
:shadedshu Ah, you ninja editor you. mATX, OK, ok...I'll ask around.
the last official document was from computex and gave a release between 60 and 90 days, so if thats still the case and i believe it still is, then that would mean release b4 Aug 30. It is possible though, that they pushed it back another 20 days but last i heard they were adamant that they would stick to the above timeline.
1866mhz memory is most likely reqired to provide enough mem bandwidth to all 8 cores under heavy/full utilization, providing optimal perf when used insead of lower speed mem. at least thats how i'd take it.
To be honest, I don't follow this stuff as closely as you all do. I knew there was dissatisfaction that was widely expressed on the intertubez regarding this person, but I figured if another presumably reputable site was quoting him that they had a good reason. If I'd known people tend to regard him as an outright liar and fraud, I probably would have reconsidered. I don't really know much about the WCCF site anyway.
Alright - hows the RAID perf on the SB950? Improved at all since the SB750? (last time I've tried RAID on an AMD chipset)
Yeha, no worries, I know you were just reposting what ya saw, so not your fault, at all. In fact, it greatly reduces my likelyhood of ever visiting the WCCF site again, so thanks for that bit of it, for sure.
I have not explored RAID functionality, as I see it as a problematic feature best left for data redundancy, and not as a way to get extra performance, now that SSDs are so quick, and in my books, SSDs are fairly affordable.
And if used for data redundancy, obviously there's going to be a bit of performance overhead. Truth be told, I am looking at exploring RAID performance in the future in my motherboard reviews, but I do need to procure some drives to do the testing with. It not worse, I can sya, but I cannot comment on if it's better, or the same as previous AMD chipsets.
But will it run Crysis ?
The performance of my two 7200.12 HDDs in RAID 1 is about the same as it was with the sb750, but I really didn't expect (or need) any difference. I am happy to note that with the drivers I pulled from ASUS, I successfully have TRIM commands passed to my non-array-member SSD with the controller in RAID mode. I highly doubt TRIM will be passed to SSDs in a RAID array, but in AMDs defense, Intel doesn't have that working yet, either (I don't believe).
According to the Ministry of Truth OBR™,
No SSE. So no, it won't run Crysis.
I could b wrong but (surprisingly)no one Has figured how 2 enable trim in an raid array have they? Thats the only reason I have only one ssd. Or have I missed th boat
Hmm after closer inspection I think it's not OBR's, I mean there is just not enough blacked out sections
It will only blend this time, since it's a bulldozer
WTF @ "Chuck Norris." and LSD
Found 2 old images that I think are brilliant, I saw this on XS long time ago and I am not the one who made them, so all the credits go to the original authors of the images.
P.S they aren't fake
I just hope it performs well enough to make intel drop the 2600k about 50 dollars.
It has a high enough frequency it might be worth while. I am wondering if somebody could disable to modules and run it as a 4 core to get a higher oc and more "real world" performance...... vs. synthetic benchmark performance.
I'm excited to see the numbers but don't think it'll beat my current setup. I recently upgraded my i7 920 for an LGA1366 Mr. T and it's been great. All the gold alone has quadrupled my computer's monetary value. Can BD do that for me?
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