Well, AMD has released its first new architecture in over 5 years. I don't see people discussing it here yet.
So what do you think?
I wasn't convinced when I heard about the architecture in the first place, so I was always skeptic about them being able to keep single-threaded performance at a competitive level.
So I went to my favourite site and read the review:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4955/the-bulldozer-review-amd-fx8150-tested

Quite disappointing really. Oftentimes it even loses to the older Phenom II X6 processor. We don't even have to start comparing with Intel.

I've also written a small blog with my thoughts on the review results, if anyone is interested:
http://scalibq.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/amd-bulldozer-nothing-to-see-here-moving-on/

AMD released a blog the other day, trying to explain the disappointing results:
http://blogs.amd.com/play/2011/10/13/our-take-on-amd-fx/

I have also written my thoughts on that in a blog. In short, it seems like AMD just doesn't know what the average end-user wants:
http://scalibq.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/amd-admits-mistake-in-new-blog/
Posted on 2011-10-15 10:33:51 by Scali