AMD drops Bulldozer and pushes R700 to 2009

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  1. JM

    JM Mr. Misanthrope NBR Reviewer

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    Tech.co.uk:

    Has AMD dropped Bulldozer, its much-hyped new CPU core due in 2009? Close inspection of the new roadmap AMD released last week suggests just that. What's more, the roadmap also reveals that ATI's next-gen graphics architecture has been pushed out to 2009.

    As we reported on Friday, senior AMD suits made a series of admissions regarding the poor performance of key AMD products at an investor meeting last week. "We blew it and we are very humbled by it," said CEO Hector Ruiz of AMD's new quad-core processor architecture, known as K10.

    What Ruiz and his chums didn't talk about, however, was the follow up to K10.


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    Redline Notebook Prophet NBR Reviewer

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    And the best part of all of this? Fusion is going to compete head to head with the Nehalem CPGPU (Lynnfield, I think) being BASED ON THE K10 CORE. Thats Phenom, and if you haven't noticed, Phenom can't beat Intel's 2006 technologies (Kentsfield), much less what they will have out in 2009. AMD couldn't do much worse than this if it tried.....
     
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    Again I say another inch closer to complete tankage by AMD
     
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    havand Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry to revive an old thread, but...

    Why in the world would AMD drop bulldozer to pursue other techs? With an increasing number of cores per cpu and practically no software that can actually UTILIZE that many cores, we, the consumer/industry NEED a technology like bulldozer. Who cares if they're processors aren't core per core as fast as Intel's when the end result is actually a faster processor in reality because it can actually be fully utilized. Absolutely retarded.
     
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    I would take all this with a grain of salt. The latest news is that AMD is accelerating the release of the R700 to the first half of this year, not delaying it to 2009, and has already distributed engineering samples to boardmakers:

    http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20080121PB202.html
     
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    It's kind of weird to think that AMD used to be the leader for performance.. Intel has basically curbstomped them recently.
     
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    The tide changes...
     
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