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Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:35

Bulldozer has chipset issues

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Cebit 2011: To be fixed in time for launch
Bulldozer sample chips have been around for quite some time, but this time around AMD has decided not to show the new parts at Cebit 2011.

Our sources pinned the blan on the chipset, which apparently has some teething issues, but they should be resolved in time for launch. The official story at AMD's booth was that this year the company wanted to focus on Fusion more than anything else.

We will get to that in another article, as they have demonstrated Llano vs. Core i7 quad-core, along with a lot of Brazos products. Bulldozer wafers have been shown months ago, sample chips do exist but chipset development apparently ran into some issues.

There is no reason for panic, as the processor looks good, according to our sources.
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+77 #1 Super XP 2011-03-02 21:47
The same can be said about Intel's Core i7's chipsets, they too had problems that were quickly resolved before launch. This is very common, so nothing to worry about. This same thing also happend to the Pentium 4 and Athlon 64 chipsets that had issues, but were resolved super fast.

I guess the writer wanted to talk about the must antisapated Bulldozer design and so found dirt on the chipset.

Will Bulldozer, bulldoze its way to the crown? I think it will. And yes I can't bloody hell wait for the things...
 
 
-63 #2 The blue fox 2011-03-02 22:12
Ready, willing. And Not stable.
 
 
+100 #3 123s 2011-03-02 22:18
Its not out yet, so where is the problem ? As long they dont release a bugged chipset like Intel...
 
 
+14 #4 jeffkro 2011-03-02 22:57
Quoting 123s:
Its not out yet, so where is the problem ? As long they dont release a bugged chipset like Intel...


The problem is with the possible delays. Intel has been passing AMD for a while now because of delays.
 
 
+42 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-03-02 23:03
Quoting jeffkro:
Quoting 123s:
Its not out yet, so where is the problem ? As long they dont release a bugged chipset like Intel...


The problem is with the possible delays. Intel has been passing AMD for a while now because of delays.



Passing? Are you referring to the costs of covering up the mess they created with P67/H67 chipsets?

No way... let them finish it properly so that we can buy functional hardware, and not boast about how fast it got launched.
 
 
+28 #6 Super XP 2011-03-03 00:33
Intel can afford delays where as AMD cannot. I am very sure AMD will will easily overcome these minor issues and release the Bullies chipset in good time.
Quoting jeffkro:
Quoting 123s:
Its not out yet, so where is the problem ? As long they dont release a bugged chipset like Intel...


The problem is with the possible delays. Intel has been passing AMD for a while now because of delays.
 
 
-5 #7 noypogs16 2011-03-03 01:47
another scrappy article for intelvidia fanboy
 
 
-10 #8 Jurassic1024 2011-03-03 03:07
Quoting noypogs16:
another scrappy article for intelvidia fanboy



Oh you gotta see this then...
http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2011/3/2/amd-x86-benchmark-supremacy-just-doesne28099t-matter.aspx
 
 
-9 #9 stoneeh 2011-03-03 05:05
come on, at least get something right for once without issues.. it's a pain to watch this

hopefully bulldozer kicks ass, but as it looks right now AMD rather decided to gear it towards multi-core performance rather than raw per-core performance, and towards energy efficiency

bulldozer will go in my server regardless, but if it's per-core performance isnt at least on par with sandy bridge, then my next desktop is going to be an intel
 
 
-20 #10 genetix 2011-03-03 06:16
O this is crap.

They've been developing this so long I am really having hard time believing they will complete BullDozer any time frame decent enough to compete with Intel. I cannot believe that demostration was skipped for some 'chipset issues' there's always 1 damn chipset you can drop them in to to just show people what you got.

Wanna believe and buy AMD BullDozer, but hell not even demo the chip on me at near biggest event in the world is just weird. Perhaps common for AMD to not get high-end working at all and resort to something like showing power consumption of low end, lol.
 

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