AMD Wants to “Bulldozer” Intel’s Sandy Bridge


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Image Courtesy AMD

We bring you more news about AMD’s upcoming Bulldozer architecture, this time coming from the crew over at X-bit labs. According to their recent article, they have seen “a document from AMD” which claims that Bulldozer “will be fully able to rival Core i7 2600-series chips” (Sandy Bridge).

That’s a bold statement from AMD, and it marks a very exciting time for the performance and overclocking community in the near future as these two rivals battle it out. Let’s take a look at the AMD product positioning diagram from X-bit labs.

Image Courtesy: X-Bit Labs
Image Courtesy X-Bit Labs

This document lists an easy comparison between what AMD will be offering and how it stacks up against Intel’s product line. Especially of interest is the far right-hand column, which lists the selling points for choosing AMD over Intel when comparing the available products from both companies. They are also including GPU processing on all of the Lynx and Brazos processors, some of which are quad core models.

AMD still plans to launch the Bulldozer processor line in Q2 2011, so we’ll see what this product launch brings. Either way, the healthy competition between AMD and Intel will only bring faster and cheaper hardware to the masses, which is always a good thing for overclockers.

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ratbuddy

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Dang, that was a lot of broken tags :p

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EarthDog

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Now a few less... :p ... this always seems to happen when this post goes up too.

Hey now... some competition again!

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mdcomp

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We have to edit them manually, so for a few seconds they are broken. You guys are just too dang fast!

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Seebs

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What we need here is a counter of some kind that tells me how much longer I have to wait for the dang FX-8 chip.
I was so intent on getting a SB setup in the next month or so, but it seems I'll stay with the green team and go Zambezi instead. :drool:

:)

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EarthDog

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Not looking for boints anymore Sebas? :p

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Seebs

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Not looking for boints anymore Sebas? :p

LOL... I'm always looking for boints.. :) Who knows; I may end up getting both SB and BD if budget permits. But my boints for now will come from my trusty old 775 chips and boards. Hoping to snag me a REX this week so I can push my old intel chips a bit harder.

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hokiealumnus

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If this thing competes with SB and goes cold, we're looking at even more globals out of BD. Big if though. Can't wait to see how it performs when it comes out!

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madhatter256

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I got confused by the pricing... it said $700 and I thought it meant the CPU, which would make the bulldozer much more expensive than the SB 2600k chip, but then I saw it meant the whole PC.

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Seebs

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I got confused by the pricing... it said $700 and I thought it meant the CPU, which would make the bulldozer much more expensive than the SB 2600k chip, but then I saw it meant the whole PC.

Same thing happened to me... If the FX-8 chip comes out at a price point that competes with the 2600K and it performs as well as it's being touted to do it will be a monster. I know I'd rather have eight real cores than four cores with eight threads. But with most things AMD; we'll have to wait and see how close to initial claims and speculation we get in reality.

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Xterra

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Great post guys! Its getting me in the mood to crank Dozer to the eleven!

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