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AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« on: October 04, 2011, 03:52:23 pm »
Hello All,

I've just found this article on the interweb, let's hope it happens.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-Series-Launch-Data-Confirmed-by-Micro-Center-224931.shtml



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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 05:23:15 pm »
Not long now then if that is correct! 8)
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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 06:59:14 pm »


  It's a very close race indeed....."4 hrs ago"  Intel have let slip they had to fast track a B2 stepping already and went to production 3 days ago

   a VT-d bug in the forthcoming LGA2011-based Sandy Bridge E processors, which are expected to be launched before 24 Nov

  The bug affects the processors' I/O virtualisation abilities, which isn’t likely to be much of a problem for home users (breathe a large sigh of relief). However, it will be a concern for businesses that that tend to take advantage of VT-d features much more often.

  On a related note, Intel has increased the cost of its X79 chipset by 20 per cent over the cost of the X58 chipset it replaces. This mean that the chipset alone could retail for somewhere in the region of $70 to the manufactures which we will eventually have to support (Foot the bill)

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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 07:36:01 pm »


Allan, why not do a " living with" review when you become a proud owner of this new Intel platform?
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 07:37:38 pm by teknology9 »
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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 12:45:50 am »


  Could be an interesting review/blog concept ..... "Birth of a X79" ..... with a blow by blow description of  a complete build from mail man to bench marks.

  The interesting thing is, I don't know what the hell it's going to look like but my build box has already got parts going into it.

 Got a 400Watt Peltier (TEC) the other day and a couple of miniature fluid heat exchanges .... was thinking of a chilled (-17C I worked out) split loop to cover the CPU only and leave the rest on water with a 6 second time delay for the cooling/pump to fire up first, ..(Yes! 2 PSUs)... Also have a Stainless Steel , perforated mesh,.... custom built case that's been sitting there for near on two years crying to be built

  The new Revo 3 X2 is appetising at 1200Mb/s but OCZ really screwed the pooch by killing the 100GB release and going for 240GB min and up ....

  For way less money I can buy a really pretty fair old Raid card,...... 4x Vertex 3s and raid the buggers for 2000Mb/s+..... (2TBMb/s+) and end up with 480GB of storage for a C drive.....bargain!

 So I'm going to have to make some decisions soon ......... like How I pay for the build for starters .....

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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 11:36:54 am »
Update

Here is some more info on the AMD Bulldozer FX Series, looks very interesting:


http://pcper.com/news/Processors/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-Processor-Benchmarks-Leaked


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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 12:02:32 pm »
Well, if these figures are true then I can't wait to get my hands on one of the Zambezi processors when they finally hit the shelves.  :D
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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 12:58:26 pm »
Guys, remeber to use fresh or source-built Linux with BD, or you may actually see much lower performance than expected.

First, there is the Intel crippling compiler thing, they may claim whatever they want, but still it's most probably there, modified to a certain degree.
Second, and this is the most important thing, proprietary software adapts to hardware changes and changes versions very slowly. It may not yet contain the new AVX and vector instructions (especially the 256 bit float operations, AFAIU).
Third, they're proprietary, and they often cripple their software on purpose, just to make people buy more powerful hardware or upgrade to a newer version of the software for money. Thus, they may not include these new instructions either as in point 2.

Given all this, I highly recommend using BD only with Linux when it comes to heavy computational workloads, especially multithreaded, like scientific stuff or rendering. There's LuxRender, physical-based, fully open-source, and you can always get the code and build it with -march=amd-family-k11 (or how they call BD in GCC). Actually, this is the most right thing to do, rebuild the software with -march=native once you get a BD.

When I get one, I will build some 3d rendering code with and without AVX and 256-bit float instructions (if it's not the same thing, forgive my ignorance, haven't yet quite caught up with the latest instruction sets) and post the results, just out of curiosity.

But the main point is, don't you think that your software will magically run faster when you drop a BD in. You'll have to rebuild or update it, but rebuilding and using Open-Source software is the best way to go.

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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 03:05:44 pm »
Well, there back!

http://uk.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3891

Release date around the corner?
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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 04:48:38 pm »
You beat me to it absic!!!! :)

I don't think they have populated all of  the Bulldozer CPU compatibilty information for the other AM3+ boards as of yet, but I'm sure they will. October 12th is the date according to reports on the interweb and with that information just published..........could be.
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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 04:49:50 pm »
Some UK on-line retailers have just started updating the AMD CPU listings to show them too!
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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 09:55:37 am »
Must be close now then. They don't normally show them until it is imminent.
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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 12:09:01 pm »
The launch date is this week. Be patient :D

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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 12:19:37 pm »


  5:00 PM GMT - 12th OCT ....even if they haven't got stock  ;) :D ;)

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Re: AMD Bulldozer FX Series Launch Date
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 12:32:35 pm »
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