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    Default AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks


    The desktop benchmark scores for AMD's new Bulldozer architecture didn't make happy reading for fans of the chip company, with the new design sometimes failing to beat AMD's own predecessor architecture, let alone Intel's comparable offerings. Hope still persisted, however, that the processor's architecture might fare better when tasked with server workloads. With the release last week of AMD's first Bulldozer server processors, branded the Opteron 6200 series and codenamed "Interlagos," a host of such benchmarks have arrived from AMD and others.

    One reason for the underwhelming performance on the desktop is that the Bulldozer architecture emphasizes multithreaded performance over single-threaded performance. For desktop applications, where single-threaded performance is still king, this is a problem. Server workloads, in contrast, typically have to handle multiple users, network connections, and virtual machines concurrently. This makes them a much better fit for processors that support lots of concurrent threads. Some commentators have even suggested that Bulldozer was, first and foremost, a server processor; relatively weak desktop performance was to be expected, but it would all come good in the server room.
    Unfortunately for AMD, it looks as though the decisions that hurt Bulldozer on the desktop continue to hurt it in the server room. Although the server benchmarks don't show the same regressions as were found on the desktop, they do little to justify the design of the new architecture.
    Full Article: http://arstechnica.com/business/news...atastrophe.ars

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    still sucks
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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    They need to pull their head out of it,......

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    just imagine the full suckiness that can be achieved when they "TEAM UP" with apple

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    yeah, still not impressed with AMD


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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    Its all how one looks at it. On the server side, Bulldozer will be good and morons who write these artucles are biased. Once Trinity evolves with fusion, mainstream desktops will have a different focus and you will see AMD on the rise. This is the first showing which we all hoped would be better. Time will tell and basic human thinking is negative and all though single threaded apps are more popular, you will see multi threaded apps more predominant.


    Look at it this way, dumbass persons who use excel in volumes at the Board of Trade will foolishly use Intel where Bulldozer owns Intel in multi threaded and Excel. as the technology hopefully evovles, there will be some businesses that Bulldozer would be a far better choice......

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    wow! AMD owns @ excel SIMPLY Amazing

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    wow! AMD owns @ excel SIMPLY Amazing
    Just an example Gates. There were many Benchmarks that showed Bulldozer close or in between 2500K and 2600K and many it lost. The chip performs fine and ya act like it benchmarks lile a Pentium ar Athlon 3000. It doesn't. it handles anything thrown at it and with multi tasking, it performs as good as a 2600K in most instances. The next generation will have to be better on the desktop side and certainly, on the server side, if Bulldozer is as bad as the desktop for efficiency, that could be a proble too.

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    I can see this argument gaining a whole lot more traction if they just lower the price of Bulldozer chips.
    They're charging for it like it's leaving Intel in the dust across the board. and that hasn't occurred yet.
    If AMD's ever gonna pull a rabbit out of their gee-golly hats, now is the time.

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I can see this argument gaining a whole lot more traction if they just lower the price of Bulldozer chips.
    They're charging for it like it's leaving Intel in the dust across the board. and that hasn't occurred yet.
    If AMD's ever gonna pull a rabbit out of their gee-golly hats, now is the time.
    i think they were banking on margin with the hype of the release and anticipated good sales. If sale are not good, prices will adjust accordingly.

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    Default Re: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks

    I'm of the mind that I'll probably buy one and see for myself, but those high prices seem to be stable for now,...............
    I'm not going to get one of them until they ~adjust~ in a big way.

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