Monthly Archives: October 2011

Meet AMD’s Mike Houston

Okay, I suppose at this point we are all familiar with John Fruehe, and his behaviour on public forums. I suppose you also know about Randy ‘40%’ Allen, and Richard Huddy. And there is also Dave Baumann, of course. I’ve also … Continue reading

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AMD Bulldozer, can it get even worse?

A number of reviewers have reported problems with a Blue Screen Of Death on AMD’s Bulldozer, even with stock settings: The reviewers reporting this problem include, but are not limited to: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/10/12/amd-fx-8150-review/9 http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/14579-amd-fx-8150-och-fx-8120-bulldozer/21 http://muropaketti.com/artikkelit/prosessorit/amd-fx-8150-zambezi,3 http://www.hardware.fr/articles/842-22/jeux-3d-total-war-shogun-2-starcraft-ii-anno-1404.html As you can see, Total … Continue reading

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John Fruehe finally does the sensible thing and comes up with an excuse

Here it is: So here’s the story on IPC from my perspective. The original design goal was higher IPC. Back before we had taped out the first processors the discussion came up. I am not allowed to say anything in … Continue reading

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AMD admits mistake in new blog

AMD published their take on the new FX series in a blog on their website. Obviously it’s a bit of an apologetic piece. I am disappointed that it was not written by John Fruehe however. Sure, he may want to … Continue reading

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AMD Bulldozer: Nothing to see here, moving on

Well, Bulldozer reviews have finally arrived. They shouldn’t surprise people who’ve been following this blog. John Fruehe was spreading lies about Bulldozer’s performance, I called him out over a year ago. The claims he was making about things like “a lot … Continue reading

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Intel Lynnfield memory woes

I recently got a Lynnfield kit from someone who failed to get it stable. The kit consists of the following: Intel Core i7 860 processor (codename Lynnfield), socket 1156 Asus P7P55D Deluxe motherboard Corsair Dominator 8 GB (4×2 GB) DDR3-1600 kit (CMD8GX3M4A1600C8) … Continue reading

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