I also am looking forward to some legitimate benchmark results on Bulldozer.
IMO The Phenom II X4 955 will always be remembered as one of the best price/performance CPU's from AMD, aside from it's unlocked multiplier and easy overclockability, it could handle almost everything in the middle/enthusiast segment for quite a while...
First edition phenoms will also be remembered as a total failure because of that annoying bug...
Now it's time to see what bulldozer brings to the table!
Doesn't this make sense anyway seeing as how they're moving onto their next generation processors.
OEM's and lower-tier high-volume markets (PR China primarily)I've always wondered what AMD and Intel did with their unsold stock. Most likely destroy.
More a case of damned if you do, damned if you don't.That's how I read it, leads me to believe that any remaining issues with Bulldozer have been resolved. After all, if AMD has something can really compete with Sandy Bridge you'd think they would want to get it to market.
As you can read here http://www.donanimhaber.com/islemci...-Bulldozer-FX-islemcisi-ve-test-sonuclari.htm , the Donanim Haber's review was a bad joke by this guy http://obrovsky.blogspot.com/ . His name is Zdenek Obermaier (OBR means "giant" in Czech), and he writes first class reviews for this site http://pctuning.tyden.cz/ . He had at least three engineering samples of Bulldozer for testing in previous months, and he has a full production sample now. All his reports say one thing - Bulldozer is not a real competition for the best Intel processors, it is even weaker than the i7-2500K. Its strenght is multithreading, and the most aparent weaknes is very low one core power. At Zdenek's blog, there will be more bengmarks leaked in the following days (probably - some day ago, he deleted one graph after the AMD request ... it was sumarized FX-8150 performance (better than the best AMD six core processor, but worse than 2500K ..).
and he writes first class reviews for this site
"He can't even get the already released cpu benchmarks faked right lol!"
as we can't check his claims, we can yours - be more specific, please ...
as we can't check his claims, we can yours