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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:21

Bulldozer yields are good

Written by Fuad Abazovic
fusion

Launch in July time
Bulldozer is a Q3 product, and the current plan is a July launch and the yields are good.

The next CPU for AMD to launch is Llano and, as we said before, this product is going to launch at Computex, May 31st to June 4th. This is the last event in Q2 and AMD wants to use the noise and announce a few Llano design wins.

Roughly a month after Llano, AMD plans to launch a desktop version of the Bulldozer core, while the server version should come in late Q3 2011. Bulldozer is going to be the fastest CPU that AMD built to date, but we still don’t know how does it performs against Intel's fastest Sandy Bridge-based Core i7 parts.

The real threat for Bulldozer is Ivy Bridge, a new 22nm core that is scheduled to appear in early Q1 2012. Bulldozer is only 32nm while Ivy Bridge will get 22nm and this means more transistors per square milometer, higher performance per transistor, as well as lower TDP. It could also resut with higher clock than the current cores.

Bulldozer definitely has a tough task ahead of it and it will take AMD until the latter part of 2012 or even 2013 to have 22nm core to succeed Bulldozer and Llano.


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+17 #1 leftiszi 2011-04-12 11:34
Quote:
The real threat for Bulldozer is Ivy Bridge, a new 22nm core that is scheduled ...... milometer, higher performance per transistor, as well as lower TDP


I don't see how Ivy Bridge is the real threat. It will just be a process shrink. AMD can do the same thing on the Bulldozer die.

The real problem lies on how good or not is the initial performance of the chip! How good it fairs in sinlge threads and how well it scales in multi threaded apps.

Also the power envelop within which it does these stuff is important as well.

For others Overclocking is also important and so on.

Now we have a new parameter called AVX. How will that fair? Should we care and so on!
 
 
+13 #2 makaveli 2011-04-12 12:08
ivy bridge is only a die shrink and it will be like 20% faster than sandy,but gues what? Bulldozer is allready 20% faster than sandy ;)
 
 
+30 #3 HBeam 2011-04-12 12:42
IIRC Bulldozer is not a fusion product.
 
 
-28 #4 Jurassic1024 2011-04-12 12:53
Quoting leftiszi:
Quote:
The real threat for Bulldozer is Ivy Bridge, a new 22nm core that is scheduled ...... milometer, higher performance per transistor, as well as lower TDP


I don't see how Ivy Bridge is the real threat. It will just be a process shrink. AMD can do the same thing on the Bulldozer die.



really?! cuz IB is said to be 20% faster than SB, so if that is "just a die shrink" then you got some more reading up to do.
 
 
+36 #5 kniaugaudiskis 2011-04-12 13:26
Keep in mind, that IB is said to be 20% faster than SB at similar TDP, but not clock for clock. This comes at no surprise, as 22nm will allow higher clock speeds at the same TDP level.
 
 
-122 #6 dicobalt 2011-04-12 13:41
AMD can't keep up the pace. This is the end of AMD in the medium and high end CPU market.
 
 
+10 #7 Jurassic1024 2011-04-12 14:06
Specifically, Intel said 20% performance increase over SB. Not, 20% over SB, but only under certain conditions.

the same happened with Penryn and Westmere. die shrinks also yield performance increases. usually 15-20%. aka business as usual.
 
 
-40 #8 Jurassic1024 2011-04-12 16:20
i post two identical comments, but one is rated down, and the other rated up.

*sigh*
 
 
+12 #9 Steve-O 2011-04-12 16:21
F7, Fuad! For the love of all that's holy, speelcheck!

Jurassic, maybe if you didn't sound like a total ignoramus in some of your posts, more people might take you seriously.
 
 
+4 #10 Jurassic1024 2011-04-12 16:29
Quoting Steve-O:
F7, Fuad! For the love of all that's holy, speelcheck!

Jurassic, maybe if you didn't sound like a total ignoramus in some of your posts, more people might take you seriously.


this from a guy that finds the spelling more offensive.
 

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