I expected that for Llano, but I think that's a bit too late for Bulldozer. AMD needs Bulldozer out by April before Intel fully recovers from the whole chipset debacle. If not, it's going to be a long two months for them
[citation][nom]adamboy64[/nom]This is good news. Will be excellent to see how these new Bulldozers work out as I may well be in the market for a new PC around then. Here's hoping AMD do well with them.[/citation]
I hope its at least enough to compete with Nehalem as a minimum. But the way AMD is marketing these things, in reality the 8 core is a 4 module BD system and each module is comprised of 2 cores that share resources. So it may take a 8 "core" to beat quad core i7s..
Pure conjecture, but I'm guessing Bulldozer will be > than i7 900 series but < than SB. And since Intel's enthusiast version of SB is coming out late this year, AMD will once again be 2 CPU's behind. Also, since Bulldozer has been so slooooowww coming out Ivy Bridge may actually be released before AMD's next generation of Bulldozer, putting them 3 CPU's behind.
I hope for competition's sake I'm wrong about this, but AMD better hope that Bulldozer is AT LEAST equal to SB or it'll be a LONG Q4 this year!
though I don't like all of these Leaking scheme(seems useless and just a waste of time, it's not like we can do anything to make it happens faster or something, I want surprises) but this is definitely what i have been waiting for lol