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Old July 5, 2011, 07:21 AM
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Rumoured cost is around the 980X price range, so essentially double if not triple the cost of a 2600k.
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Old July 5, 2011, 08:12 AM
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Dear god. I was expecting something around what LGA1366 was at launch, maybe a tad higher..
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Old July 5, 2011, 08:18 AM
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LGA 2011 is going to be launching to replace LGA 1366's higher end cpus, nothing lower end as thats what they have SB and eventually Ivy for (so I've heard)
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Old July 5, 2011, 08:40 AM
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So 2600K/2500k is the way to go now.. as I've heard Ivy will use the same 1155 boards?
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Old July 5, 2011, 08:43 AM
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From what I've heard they've also dropped the 8-core LGA2011 enthusiast CPU's. The 8-cores will only be available in the Xeon lineup, which means mucho monies.
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Old July 5, 2011, 09:07 AM
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that would be interesting

performance figures aside, amd will boast at least an 8 core on the desktop while intel 6?

hmmmmmmmmmmm

although it would be unwise to think of any 12 or 16 cores god forbid coming to am3+ desktop lineup any time soon.

*crosses fingers nonetheless :p
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Old July 6, 2011, 05:50 AM
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I doubt there would ever be an 8 core SB-E processor for enthusiasts. If there would be then Intel would have to make a tradeoff of lower clock speeds for the extra 2 cores. The Core i7 990x is already at the 32nm node and have a 130W TDP and SB is also at the 32nm node therefore I think an 8 core SB-E is not going to happen. Of course there are even the 10 core Intel Westmere-EX for the server side but it runs at a lower clock speed.

Intel and AMD have both different approaches on their design and Intel is monolithic type core and focus heavily on single threaded performance. AMD Bulldozer however is not a monolithic type and from what I have heard, a single Bulldozer module is almost as big as a single Intel core so AMD is able to double the core count easily.

From that it can be speculated easily that Bulldozer will have better multithreaded performance due to the presence of 8 smaller physical cores compared to 4 larger physical cores and 4 virtual cores with Intel. This approach however might cost AMD to lose out on singlethreaded performance compared to Intel. Now the question is how big of a difference would that be.
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Old July 6, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Considering the 186W of the Dozer sample here, Intel will easily be able to toss in 8 or even 10 physical cores at this kind of TDP no problem...

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Old July 6, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Considering the 186W of the Dozer sample here, Intel will easily be able to toss in 8 or even 10 physical cores at this kind of TDP no problem...
That is still an Engineering Sample. The retail Bulldozer should be around 130-140W max for the FX-8130P/8150P.

ES is not a good indication of the final product because there are also rumors of Intel's Ivy Bridge ES running at 1.8GHz @ 0.928V. If I were to consider it legit, wouldn't it be a disappointment for IB?
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Old July 6, 2011, 11:46 PM
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Possibly. Maybe we'll see here the early C2D effect? (surprisingly low clock speeds in favor of better architecture & lower TDP over Pentium 4 & D)
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