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AMD Bulldozer: It’s time to settle

As you may remember, AMD’s Bulldozer has always been somewhat controversial, for various reasons. One thing in particular was that AMD claimed it was the ‘first native 8-core desktop processor’. This led to a class-action lawsuit, because consumers thought this … Continue reading

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AMD Zen: a bit of a deja-vu?

AMD has released the first proper information on their new Zen architecture. Anandtech seems to have done some of the most in-depth coverage, as usual. My first impression is that of a deja-vu… in more than one way. Firstly, it reminds … Continue reading

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AMD Steamroller

Perhaps some of you expected more coverage on upcoming CPUs on this blog, given the history regarding AMD’s Bulldozer. But well, there hasn’t been too much to report on, really. I did a short thing on Trinity/Piledriver, but there was … Continue reading

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John Fruehe leaves AMD

Remember John Fruehe? Back in the days before the Bulldozer launch, he was spreading lies. I pointed them out to him and everyone who was interested. He denied everything. So I said we should bet his job on it then. … 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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