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Intel and AMD May Both Delay Next-Generation CPUs 193

Posted by Soulskill
from the make-it-so dept.
MojoKid writes "AMD and Intel are both preparing to launch new CPU architectures between now and the end of the year, but rumors have surfaced that suggest the two companies may delay their product introductions, albeit for different reasons. Various unnamed PC manufacturers have apparently reported that Intel may push back the introduction of its Ivy Bridge processor from the end of 2011 to late Q1/early Q2 2012. Meanwhile, on the other side of the CPU pasture, there are rumors that AMD's Bulldozer might slip once again. Apparently AMD hasn't officially confirmed that it shipped its upcoming server-class Bulldozer products for revenue during August. This is possible, but seems somewhat unlikely. The CPU's anticipated launch date is close enough that the company should already know if it can launch the product."
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Intel and AMD May Both Delay Next-Generation CPUs

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  • Re:Ya right (Score:5, Informative)

    by sjames (1099) on Saturday September 03, 2011 @08:55PM (#37299620) Homepage

    Actually, in Opteron vs. Xeon, AMD is doing quite well. Clock speed only gets you so far if you're bottlenecked on memory bandwidth.

  • Re:Ya right (Score:4, Informative)

    by Rockoon (1252108) on Sunday September 04, 2011 @10:46AM (#37302392)

    The current situation is Intel is slaughtering AMD.

    Except where AMD is slaughtering Intel, of course.

    HP, Asus, MSi, and Lenovo have all adopted the E-350 over the Atom alternatives in notebooks and low end laptops.

    Remember that Notebooks and Laptops are replacing desktops in the typical home. Intel is probably pretty worried that they have absolutely no competitor to the E-350 that doesnt both cost significantly more and draw significantly more power.

  • Re:Ya right (Score:4, Informative)

    by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968@@@gmail...com> on Sunday September 04, 2011 @12:28PM (#37302852) Journal

    The only problem is that most of the benchmarks use the Intel compiler and thus are completely worthless. it would be like basing the GPU results on Quack.exe, remember that? hell see for yourself. Run the benchmarks, change the CPU-ID to read "Genuine Intel" and run them again...gasp! Your CPU just jumped up in performance by over 30%....amazing!

    People don't realize how BIG a chunk that compiler rigging takes, its not just pre-crippled, its tying a fucking boat anchor to the code, we are talking losing ALL of the SSE instructions sets, going back to 2002 and leaving nothing but early 90s X87 instructions. How long as it been since the x87? 1994?

    So as I point out every chance I get run with a fair benchmark and then we'll talk. Compile it with the GNU compiler, we know that is agnostic, THEN run the benches. Fair is fair folks.

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