AMD Readies New Phenom Chips Built Around Bulldozer

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praack

not good- the reason for the rebadging as phenom 2 is to confuse the user.

the phenom 2 upper end quads and six cores are still better than the bulldozer cores. which is why current bulldozers are selling the same or lower than a comparable phenom 2 part- no one wants them.

looks like it is back to cpu world and looking up model numbers to discover what core I am looking at. - or just dump the mess and go intel.

So disgusted with the bulldozer fiasco and now this

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burntham77

A 95 watt 8 core chip? Even at only 2.4ghz, that's pretty sweet.

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thetechchild

AMD needs to get their shit together... I have a decent last-gen Phenom II x4, and it's not that bad, but honestly, Intel is only pushing further and further ahead! Ivy Bridge is barely even a move up from Sandy Bridge, since Intel isn't threatened at all by what little competition AMD provides. At this rate, ARM will grow to fill the entry and mid range procs, leaving AMD to wither and die.

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limitbreaker

Selling a "phenom II" with bulldozer arch would make sense if all amd 2+ and am3 motherboards will support it but i wouldn't understand why they'd brand it in such a way if they have lower end FX series for the budget minded fellas

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Ghost XFX

Making these chips is a mistake like no other. They should be moving forward, not backwards or parallel to their previous position.

Vishera have better be off the charts, if they have enough time to create these new Phenom II chips...

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Too bad AMD directors are paid to keep their processors from competing or beating Intel products

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nadako

The FX series has 14MB of cache why step the processor down in cache?

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dgrmouse

There was an AMD exec that was on record with, "You can offer more performance for more money or less performance for less money, but you can't offer less performance for more money."  They obviously fired him.

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mattman059

"and for how much is anyone's guess" 

$$ will be < Intel. 

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biggiebob12345

Performance will be <<< Intel.  AMD can't even claim the price/performance crown anymore.

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mattman059

Neither can intel...charging $1000+ just for the CPU when your competitor is charging roughly $700-800 less with minimal performance degredation

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illusionslayer

What's that? 

Sorry I can't here you because of the $50 I shoved in my ears after I realized I could save that much by going with a 2500k over an 8150 and still having better performance.

Sure, if you want to skew the results, go for it, but I'll warn you that, to anyone that isn't at least as deluded as you, you look like a drooling, propoganda eating fan-boy for including Extreme/Enthusiast chips or even Xeons, without including the AMD alternative, Opteron. 

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mhouston100

Have fun buying a brand new platform every year.

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limitbreaker

wow calm down boy

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