Bulldozer

By magaman598
Feb 11, 2011
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  1. Anyone know when they're coming out? I heard it was sometime this year.
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    Scuttlebutt says it will be demo'ed at CEBIT (1-5 March). John Fruehe- the marketing face of AMD says unequivocably that the desktop Bulldozer CPU's will launch in Q2 (Apl-June), so unless it's a "paper launch", then Launch = Retail availability.
  3. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Thanks loads Zero, much appreciated.:D
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    They wouldn't dare Chef! :wave:
  5. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    I'd die...


    Red, I have something for you to look at, it's a driver hack to allow SLI on all platforms. You and the other people on here have probably seen/heard of it, I gave it a try but the way my motherboard was made I can't do it.

    Link: http://xdevs.com/eplugins/content/content.php?content.30
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    Hi Maga,
    I have not used it myself, but I have talked with and read that it works swimmingly and is problem free for the most part. Are you thinking of implementing it yourself? If so, maybe Chef can shed some practical light on its application.
  7. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Nah, I've already given it a go and had no luck and narrowed it down to the way my motherboard was produced. =P
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74


    ...well then, you've no choice...Go Radeon! :p:wave:
    seriously, Chef may be ale to help you make that adjustment. From what I understand, It works on "all" MB's....of course I have been wrong once or twice before :)
  9. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Well, wanna trade me then? I got 2 GTX 260s right next to me. :D
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74


    What? and break up a set? :p
    I will ask DBZ if he has any ideas to get your 2nd 260 rolling. You will probably need it for Crysis 2 on enthusiast!
  11. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275


    Nah, I'm not tooo worried about it Red, I'll be doing a Bulldozer rebuild when ti comes out with a pair of 570s if I can scrape up enough cash.

    But, then again, it'd be nice to see that GTX out of the packaging and in the computer. >:D

    Yea, I'll definatly need it for that. :p
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    You're already set on a Bulldozer build ey? I hope you are right. There seems to be a different tone from AMD with the pending BD release. They are not doing their usual 'lowering of expectations'.
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    The hack has problems with all Biostar boards as far I as know -even the TPower i45 - and the hack generally works with all P45 chipset boards. It also seems less than successful with some OEM branded (Intel/Pegatron etc. AMD Crossfire capable boards) from my understanding.
  14. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Yea, I know.

    I'm really hoping they pull something outta their ***, lol.
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    Their production methods stink! One consolation, Bulldozer should be smaller die than the Phenom II X6
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    and I heard that high K is slicker than SOI...so...that should help:p


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