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    Default AMD hits last minute delay with Bulldozer

    Performance problems push launch back to August

    An AMD board partner has revealed that the company will be reneging on its plans to launch the next-generation Bulldozer chips at Computex, aiming for an August release instead.

    The hiccough, we have been told, stems from performance issues with the first-generation hardware - and with AMD positioning the Bulldozer range to take Intel's Sandy Bridge head-on in the performance market, that's a major issue.
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    Doh!!!!

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    does this mean they are currently no were close to the top of the hill versus Intel with this CPU?

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    Wonder if the Japan earquake had something to do with this?

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    I'm guessing they tested it on the motherboard offerings currently in the pipe and realized that performance would be "bad" on the retail hardware that will be available upon release.

    IMO, after all the lead up hype, it would be pretty devastating to AMD's image if they showed up at the show with a new flagship 8 core product that could barely hold its own against Intel Bloomfield CPUs, even if it only due to bad motherboards.

    I'm kinda keeping my eye on them for a possible dedicated -bigadv folding rig, so I would really like Bulldozer to be really good.

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    Don't believe everything you read, the last story posted about delays was not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Don't believe everything you read, the last story posted about delays was not true.
    Very true Daddio

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