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October 24, 2011 11:17:43 PM

Here we are at last.

Piledriver is the new design by Advanced Micro Devices(AMD) that brings us closer to innovation at its finest. Featuring HT 2.0 ans a new FMA instruction set, PD looks like a new way for Bulldozer. While we can be reminded about the infamy of BD, we shall not mention its name in anyway, only in benchmarks or in reference to compare BD with PD.

What do you see in PD that will help AMD gain a higher margin in the CPU market? Will pD replace BD. Will AMD make PD a king?

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October 25, 2011 12:05:06 AM

10% improvement from BD is not really impressive
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October 25, 2011 1:24:59 AM

Unfortunately, I have to agree with dirtyferret.

A 10% improvement basically means AMD is going to be 2 generations behind Intel by the time it is released because in order to compete with Sandy Bridge, Bulldozer should have been 10% (at least) better than it actually is.
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October 25, 2011 2:24:07 AM

Too early to speculate on Piledriver IMO. Win 8 may be good for 10% on Zambezi with better thread prediction. If PD is another 10% better, that's all good. For certain apps. BD is just fine. For light threading it's not great. Piledriver could change all that and be good at both. We'll just have to wait and see.
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October 25, 2011 4:34:09 AM

beenthere said:
Too early to speculate on Piledriver IMO. Win 8 may be good for 10% on Zambezi with better thread prediction. If PD is another 10% better, that's all good. For certain apps. BD is just fine. For light threading it's not great. Piledriver could change all that and be good at both. We'll just have to wait and see.

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Also the info about it leaked the first day of zambezi release, AMD hadn't got to know the frustrations at this time so i think theyr are gonna changes their plans and make a massive surprise with piledriver, or they will be useless soon
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October 25, 2011 4:57:04 AM

jaguarskx said:
Unfortunately, I have to agree with dirtyferret.

A 10% improvement basically means AMD is going to be 2 generations behind Intel by the time it is released because in order to compete with Sandy Bridge, Bulldozer should have been 10% (at least) better than it actually is.


Assuming they just mean IPC, then 10% is pretty good.

Have to be realistic here people. Everybody keeps waiting for AMD to pull a conroe. Its not likely. They will have to do it the old fashioned way. Little bit at a time.

Unfortunately, they have been in a holding pattern for 5 years and have made up no ground.
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October 25, 2011 5:27:29 AM

FALC0N said:
Assuming they just mean IPC, then 10% is pretty good.

Have to be realistic here people. Everybody keeps waiting for AMD to pull a conroe. Its not likely. They will have to do it the old fashioned way. Little bit at a time.

Unfortunately, they have been in a holding pattern for 5 years and have made up no ground.


Yep... holding pattern. BD = Phenom...
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