quote: I'm disappointed that AMD dodged the speed question.
quote: True that, but what would have been nice is to see what they they're expectations are for the power envelope of the bulldozer. That one looks really interesting... I have a HP tx2z (its the touchscreen laptop) that I like a lot but its a little too bulky and slow. However, you get touchscreen AND decent processing and graphics acceleration.Unfortunately, nice high-end chips that offer decent power with a reduced power envelope seem not be to be "fashion" anymore. The focus seems to be mostly netbooks with Atom processors or monster laptops with altered desktop variants.
quote: I want (and I think others would be interested too) an IPad that can 'do stuff' . Which would mean a moderately powerful processor with upgraded discrete graphics performance and of course... not running iOS4.
quote: As for bulldozer, it should at least perform like a Core i7,if not slightly better.
quote: You're basing this on...what exactly?
quote: Don't know why you got rated down for this.
quote: That said, if AMD /can't/ beat the Core i7's performance, they're in deep trouble and seriously screwed up on their redesign. That seems unlikely, though possible.
quote: nice, kept having people tell me that dozer would need a new board, my current board will take a dozer :D
quote: Bulldozer should arrive first in Q2/Q3 2010 in server packages
quote: Well, 2009 didn’t happen. Nor will 2010. Bobcat is the closest with production in Q4 2010 and system availability in Q1 2011. Bulldozer is strictly 2011.
quote: Bobcat notably will never be sold as a stand-alone CPU.
quote: Pretty sure Bulldozer won't be arriving 2Q/3Q this year, mostly because we're towards the end of 3Q. If you're speaking fiscal year, maybe specify that... From Anandtech:
quote: isn't necessarily true. It'd be more correct to say it could be sold as a standalone, they just don't have any plans to do so. The way I saw it stated elsewhere almost made it sound like they would do so if they had a reason.