AMD Bulldozer

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Embattle, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    Yeah, major fail.
  2. crispy

    crispy Can't get enough of FH

    Well, lets see how it does when it runs apps not optimized by intels compiler. Looking forward for linux benchmarks where they might be more on par...
  3. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    heh are amd fan bois still banging that drum after all these years?
  4. old.Osy

    old.Osy No longer scrounging, still a bastard.

    It was never about AMD, but about technology enthusiasts milking performance out of cheaper alternatives. You know the type, us geeks.
  5. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Not seen a good alternative to Intel since back in the Cyrix days unfortunately. Everything AMD I've tried has always been horrible by comparison.
  6. Tuthmes

    Tuthmes FH is my second home

    AMD Athlon 64 was a lot better then the prescott/northwood Intels. HyperTransport is another thing we owe to AMD. Infact come to think of it AMD was first in getting 64bit to the public.

    Nevertheless I've always hade Intel CPU's.
  7. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    If I remember correctly AMD copied it from DEC Alpha.

    Since the DUOs where Intel simplified the processor AMD has been lagging.
  8. Tuthmes

    Tuthmes FH is my second home

    Yes, yes hence I said beeing first in getting 64bit to the public. The x86-64 instruction set has it's pro in not having to compile or having performance penalty's when it comes to the x86-32 instruction set.

    Intel was betting on another horse at the time, the Itanium.
  9. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Which technically didn't need it at the time.
  10. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Intel just had to totally change the way it was going with netburst, along came Core 2 and since they AMD hasn't caught up. The problem AMD have is it seems their reinvention involves sticking more cores on the processor, by doing so their reinvention requires the work of others.
  11. Tuthmes

    Tuthmes FH is my second home

    Well technically we still don't!

    Well that's where the fanboy's would say if it werent for AMD Intel would still have a netburst CPU. Core 2 and the Pentium M was and is full of awesomeness though.

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