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March 6, 2009 12:12:14 PM

:pfff: 

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March 6, 2009 1:11:14 PM

Can't move Bulldozer and Fusion forward without adoption of AMD SSE5 (which has been slow at best) so delays are understandable.

Maybe folks will see the AMD success at 45nm as a positive step toward 32nm/SSE5.
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March 6, 2009 8:10:57 PM

Wisecracker said:
Can't move Bulldozer and Fusion forward without adoption of AMD SSE5 (which has been slow at best) so delays are understandable.


Yeah - I'm still waiting on my 3DNow Intel CPU :D 

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Maybe folks will see the AMD success at 45nm as a positive step toward 32nm/SSE5


You mean, make them less fearful AMD will blow it on 32nm, like they did at 65nm? IBM still has to get HKMG right before AMD and GlobalFoundry can copy it for use at 32nm.

As for SSE5, it occurs to me that maybe AMD needs to get above 18% marketshare before many software writers think it worth the extra cost of supporting it. That actually may be happening according to some articles I read recently, due to the X3 -->X4 trick. But then the market is moving towards netbooks and away from desktops, so maybe not.
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