Tag Archives: Zambezi

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

Posted in Hardware news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 106 Comments

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

Posted in Hardware news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

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

Posted in Hardware news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Hardware news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Some Bulldozer FX performance indication from AMD themselves

During IDF, AMD was present in a nearby hotelroom, as usual. They demonstrated a Bulldozer FX system there: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnl.hardware.info%2Fnieuws%2F24619%2Feerste-officiele-benchmarks-amd-fx-processor First they showed a comparison between a new unspecified AMD FX processor and an unspecified Intel processor i5 Sandy Bridge, with … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

AMD Bulldozer Zambezi FX-8100 benchmarks from SiSoftware

On September 3rd, SiSoftware published a review of AMD’s new Zambezi processor, based on the new Bulldozer architecture. After only about 4-5 hours, SiSoftware had to take it down again, but what goes on the internet, stays on the internet, it … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments