Ex-AMD Engineer Explains Bulldozer Flop

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October 14, 2011 at 06:36:59
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Really good article that explains why Bulldozer was a flop by an former AMD Engineer.


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October 15, 2011 at 14:31:46
We should expect the poor perfomance for the next 28nm GPU?
They need to re-boot their bulldozer chips ASAP.

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February 7, 2012 at 05:26:04
AMD's "8-core" is really a hyperthreaded "4-core" - what Intel calls a thread, AMD call a core... what Intel calls a core, AMD call a "module".

For a gaming PC or office PC that just has one processor, there is very little (if any) reason to take the AMD route (unless you just play older games like CS, Civ etc).

For scientific work that uses a grid with several computers, AMD is actually quite powerful and cost-effective in comparison to Intel - the work that I'm currently doing only runs twice as fast on a quad-core 3.5GHz i7-2600k as it did on a 3.2GHz dual-core Athlon II X2! AMDs are nice for heavy number-crunching, and the Bulldozer machines I'm currently evaluating at work outperform my new (and somewhat more expensive) sandy bridge i7 home box, despite the AMDs running at lower clock speeds.

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