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 Post subject: AMD "Bulldozer"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:43 pm 
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AMD is still trying, and I hope they can claw their way way back into the performance game:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-amd-bulldozer-architecture-intel-core.html

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 Post subject: Re: AMD "Bulldozer"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:36 am 
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Unfortunately that artice is very misleading, specifically this part.

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According to report from X-bit Labs, leaked AMD documents reveal that Zambezi processors offer similar capabilities to Intel’s Core i7 Sandy Bridge processors. The report also states that AMD’s Zambezi features more over-clocked cores, dual graphics, OpenCL and GPU capabilities. This makes Zambezi more of an integrated graphics chip than a desktop CPU.


Simply put Zambezi DOES NOT have graphics built in, it in NOT an APU, it a CPU ONLY.

The "A" series of APU's DOES include graphics capabilities, but DOES NOT have an all-new core design, they are using a modified K10 "stars" core, these will be the mainstream APU's.

The "FX" series of CPU's is the one with the all-new core design, but no graphics.

An extra point to note, "CPU" = an x86 / 64-bit processor. "APU" = "Accelerated Processing Unit", it is an x86 / 64-bit processor with a capable graphics processor included, hence "Accelerated" by the included GPU (graphics chip).

I hope this clears up some information about AMD's upcoming CPU's and APU's.

Here are the X-Bit Labs articles.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/displa ... dozer.html

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/displa ... ments.html


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 Post subject: Re: AMD "Bulldozer"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:20 am 
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More info tricking out, although this is about motherboard support.

http://geekgold.com/2011/03/15/certain- ... ozer-cpus/


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 Post subject: Re: AMD "Bulldozer"
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The physorg article has a picture of a backhoe on the heat spreader. For shame.

Also their figures for market share add to greater than 100%. Hmmm.

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andymcca wrote:
Also their figures for market share add to greater than 100%. Hmmm.


It's the new math :!:

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