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  • krumme - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - link

    Looking forward to your server testing of Bulldozer Johan,- more than the product itself.
    Please stay online, you make a lot of us feel young, and as qualified readers:)
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  • ckryan - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - link

    I'm glad AMD isn't going to be pushed out the door of the server market. But I wonder if AMD hasn't missed a giant opportunity to get Bulldozer out in the (early) first quarter. Had they done so Sandy Bridge would have been off the market for a while, giving BD a fighting chance against some impressive Sandy Bridge parts. Reply
  • Kevin G - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - link

    The server versions of Sandybridge are scheduled for a Q3 introduction which will go head-to-head against Bulldozer's server launch. Sandybridge only had a launch advantage in the mobile and desktop sectors. With the chipset recall, the advantage Sandybridge has isn't going to be as wide as originally thought.

    As for these new Opterons, they will be going head-to-head against Westmere-EX which looks to be shipping on schedule in Q2 for the quad socket and up market.
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  • MeesterNid - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - link

    Every time I see "Magny-cours" I read it as "Mangy Cougars"...if I had to have a cougar running in my server I'd at least like for it to not be mangy! Reply
  • Drag0nFire - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - link

    Lol. I just see "Many cores". Not sure if that's intentional or not... Reply
  • nitrousoxide - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - link

    Many Cores+1 Reply
  • Paedric - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - link

    Magni-cours is a (rather famous) motor racing circuit in France. Reply
  • Lux88 - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - link

    > The desktop versions will hit the market already in Q2.

    Isn't "will" too strong of a word in current situation? I'd suggest "should" or even "hoped to" instead. Anandtech got SandyBridge almost half a year before the processor shipped. Intel was demoing it behind closed doors even earlier. Bulldozer launch is supposed to be couple of months away, but the CPU itself is still only on slides. It smells like a paper launch ("architecture launch") to me...

    I really hope AMD can survive - I'd really hate if the only competition for Intel comes from low-power ARM. Licenses and cut-throat competition have made the x86/64 such a walled garden that nobody else is able to enter anymore. So if AMD dies off then CPUs stagnate and Microsoft will be also in panic (trying to set some minimum requirements in the diverse zoo of ARM processors and then pull off porting some subset of Windows there, but giving up the cozy "eternal" compatibility of Windows anyway).
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  • mino - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - link

    Bobcat was made available to AT in early fall 2010. Shipped on schedule a few months after that.

    Go figure ...
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  • silverblue - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - link

    Yes but I doubt AT has a Bulldozer and AM3+ setup. Reply
  • Michael REMY - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - link

    i really would liek to see a 3d benchmark like CINEBENCH or 3ds to see how much this product plateforme seems powerful, specially against intel based one.

    a server with 96 cores must be awsome in thread rendering operation...at lest i hope software can handle 96 cores ! even the windows x64 OS !
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