Posts Tagged ‘cpu’
AMD Bulldozer X8 In Production: FOLLOWUP
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 02:02 Written by Nick McD Saturday, 20 August 2011 07:00
New information has been released, and I feel it is my duty to spill it ASAP. The Bulldozer is coming in September 2011, but Zambezi desktop processors will not be in the first run. Don’t panic! The delay isn’t going to be that long! AMD has announced through PC Magazine that the September 26th launch date is on, and it is locked. There will be no more delays. However, the chips released to suppliers that day will be limited to the Opteron Valencia (4200 series) and Interlagos (6200 series).
Both of these chips will be based on the 8-core Bulldozer architecture, offering dynamic over- and underclocking of cores independently, one of the great features that Bulldozer is bringing to the PC and server market. While an 8-core Opteron Bulldozer-type will be able to dynamically out-perform it’s 8- and 12-core predecessors, it also will also be able to speed up occupied cores handling server functions while simultaneously slow down cores seeing reduced task activity, and this will allow faster computation without the heat stress that is seen on previous Opteron and Intel XEON processors. Furthermore, the two 128-bit FPU (Floating Point Unit, otherwise known as a Math Co-processor) can be dynamically clocked, or even combined into a single 256-bit FPU to power through a task. Very cool! Read more: AMD Bulldozer X8 In Production: FOLLOWUP
AMD Bulldozer: 8 Cores, But Are They Worth Anything?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 06:25 Written by Nick McD Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:00
With the delays in AMD‘s release of the next generation CPU concept, codenamed Bulldozer, the Zambezi x8 chips represent a make or break in desktop computing, but the delay is causing rumors galore in the computing community, as well as such a break in benchmark scores one has to question, who is lying?
The difficulty is that, with engineering samples in the wild, there are questions on how these CPU units should be tested. And, of course, how much these benchmarks that are being produced today qualify as what we will see in final silicon. But as more and more posted and apparently honest benchmarks push past Intel‘s Sandy Bridge, it begins to lead one to believe that the Bulldozer design will shake things up with the release in September getting closer so quickly. Read more: AMD Bulldozer: 8 Cores, But Are They Worth Anything?