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AMD Hardware

AMD Starts Shipping First Bulldozer CPU 202 202

MrSeb writes "After an awfully long wait, AMD has finally begun shipment of its Bulldozer-based Interlagos (Opteron 6200) server-oriented CPU. If you believe AMD's PR bots, it is the world's first 16-core x86 processor. Unfortunately, and possibly because of reports that AMD is struggling to clock its Bulldozer cores to speeds that are competitive with Intel's Core i7, there's no word of the 8-core desktop-targeted Zambezi CPU. If AMD doesn't move quickly, Intel's Sandy Bridge-E will beat Zambezi to market and AMD will lose any edge that it might have."
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AMD Starts Shipping First Bulldozer CPU

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  • by sgt scrub (869860) <saintium AT yahoo DOT com> on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @09:16AM (#37325816)

    Unfortunately, and possibly because of reports that AMD is struggling to clock its Bulldozer cores to speeds that are competitive with Intel's Core i7, there's no word of the 8-core desktop-targeted Zambezi CPU.

    If you increase the clock on the CPU you have to cool it. Reducing the die reduces the amount of cooling that needs to be done. AMD is not able to shrink their die. Yet.

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