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Real World Tech examines Bulldozer

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a b à CPUs
August 31, 2010 11:10:26 AM

Nice article... Thanks randomizer!
a b à CPUs
August 31, 2010 1:10:33 PM

Yeah, good find. :) 

What I get out of it, is that BD seems aimed pretty much at server by de-emphasizing single thread performance. Apparently it's still improved over K10 but not the focus of the design team. What this will mean for desktop enthusiasts, I dunno. And I hope the OoO has been improved as well, due to that longer pipeline (which is what killed the P4). Interesting that AMD chose this path, given the problems P4 had with mispredictions stalling the pipeline.