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Windows 7: AMD may announce Bulldozer at CeBIT

03 Mar 2011   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
IMO current processors are usually fast enough for 90% of typical computing needs.

I know that things like 3-d and holographic stuff will requre mega improvements in processors but what I would really love is for a bit of reality to get back.

Why for example are a lot of decent motherboards STILL being sold with only 2 slots for Memory -- it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to find 4 GB modules at anything like a sensible price so effectively a lot of mobos are limited to 4GB RAM.

I know there are mobos out there with 4 memory slots but these days people often want smaller footprints such as using an ATX size motherboard or even smaller.

Slow disks (the bugbear of ANY system and probably the most common cause of poor performance) are still being mass produced and fitted to even quite respectable machines nullifying your expensive fast RAM and processor.

Just by upping the memory on a NETBOOK to 2 GB (usually these have very modest processors) and fitting an SSD will almost give these tiny netbooks the same performance as a bog standard desktop with the rull of the mill components fitted.

I like the idea of faster processors but this is to NO AVAIL if the basic components aren't in place to take advantage of the processor speed.

Remember that in the "Real World" most computers are processing essentially I/O bound tasks which means Good Database design and optimal Disk throughput will count for far more than a processor upgrade.

Cheers
jimbo


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03 Mar 2011   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
, im sure it will be cheaper then an overpriced intel build anyway.
Aside from the Core i7-980X, which Intel build do you consider overpriced? I've found since the Core 2 Duo days, that the Intel processors are solidly priced. Just looking today shows the Sandy Bridge i5 within $20 of the AMD 1090T. For me, I'm not enamored with 6 cores versus 4.
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03 Mar 2011   #13
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

kinda a joke really from being an AMD fan, but when i was bulding a PC a year ago, i found the AMD phenom II to have a higher clock speed and higher cache then the intel quads at the time. Plus being cheaper.
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03 Mar 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
kinda a joke really from being an AMD fan, but when i was bulding a PC a year ago, i found the AMD phenom II to have a higher clock speed and higher cache then the intel quads at the time. Plus being cheaper.
Higher clock speeds don't indicate performance.
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03 Mar 2011   #15
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

If things go as planned, I'll be building right away. If you guys want, I'll do all types of benchmarks using whatever software and post all of the results, and also results from my present gamer rig. Although the bulldozer rig will run two 6970's and not the 580(was 'gonna' use a 580), so gaming benchmarks won't really be of any use; but that's fine because it's really about the Cpu and overall throughput.

Maybe I can get some idea's and document the build from scratch?
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03 Mar 2011   #16
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been waiting for Bulldozer for a while. They just need to get it out already

It will decide if I stay with AMD or move to Sandy Bridge.
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03 Mar 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post
I've been waiting for Bulldozer for a while. They just need to get it out already

It will decide if I stay with AMD or move to Sandy Bridge.
Don't feel alone.
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04 Mar 2011   #18
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah... The i5 2500k for the price is looking better everyday. But I can wait it out

I primarily game(some light 3dsmax and photoshop work) so that is what i'm basing my decision on and so far the i5 2500k and the i7-2600k are showing some awesome benchmarks(even at their stock clocks) in games compared to my current Phenom series CPU. I'm biased towards neither side and I just want the best bang for my money so looking forward to see the pricing and performance numbers.
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04 Mar 2011   #19
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I'm not a fanboy for either side, I want whatever works best for me at a good price. I don't game and am too old to start but whatever I build will probably go to my Granddaughter so I would like something that is rather future proof. Truthfully, what I have now is good enough for me, I guess I just want to build another computer.
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