Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 20:27 UTC
Intel It's the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, so it's time for new stuff to spend your hard-earned cash on. This time around, Intel is making headlines by officially launching its Sandy Bridge line of processors, which, up until now, were totally next-generation.
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RE[4]: Comment by vivainio
by looncraz on Tue 4th Jan 2011 07:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by vivainio"
looncraz
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2005-07-24

AMD has indicated that operating frequencies will be equal to & greater than currently available.

Top shelf should be nearing the 4GHz mark on Turbo at release. Speeds should step from there.

The x6 line of phenom II shows that AMD knows how to make it happen. The longer pipelines on the Bulldozer indicate a design more suited for higher clocks. I just hope we don't see a repeat of Intel's Pentium 4 mistake.. except made by AMD this time...

Doubtful, performance is claimed to be at least 12% faster per clock ( to match i7 clock-per-clock ). No figures for the clock capabilities, which is something that can really only be surmised until qualification production begins.

I think AMD's Bulldozer architecture is a brilliant move, but I fear the FPU performance may be below intel by too great a margin...

Oh well.. I'm rambling... or not.. I can't tell... me so tired...

--The loon

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RE[5]: Comment by vivainio
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Jan 2011 07:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by vivainio"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

But it all depends really on how optimised middleware, compilers and operating systems are for these new extensions. If Intel has the hardware edge but AMD does a better job working with existing technology which requires no additional optimisations then it'll be an interesting to see AMD pull ahead in terms of market share.

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RE[6]: Comment by vivainio
by Cletus on Wed 5th Jan 2011 13:30 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by vivainio"
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2011-01-04

How so? Sandy Bridge will work well on existing codes without recompiling or rewriting.

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