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Originally Posted by NikolsWtf is bulldozer?!
Originally Posted by vdbswongI know the new Bulldozer "APUs" are in the latest issue of CPC, but are they on bit-tech? I've yet to pick up my copy but find it suprising that there's a motherboard review before the actual CPUs :?.
Maybe i've missed it somewhere.
Originally Posted by vdbswongI know the new Bulldozer "APUs" are in the latest issue of CPC, but are they on bit-tech? I've yet to pick up my copy but find it suprising that there's a motherboard review before the actual CPUs :?
Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawnso wait are you guys working on a review for the MSI 990FXA-GD80? I did a search for it but couldnt find it, if its already out can some linky to it for me?
Originally Posted by MaterialWha?!?! Where did you get this information from? AMD's Bulldozer chips don't even have an official release date yet, let alone any reviews out.
Originally Posted by LenderzPretty sure he's confusing Llano (APU, GPU+CPU on die) and Bulldozer (high end CPU only).
Originally Posted by vdbswongGod, i've never been confused by Hardware... i must be getting old (at 21)... or it's just confusing.
I was mistaking something James said in the last issue about a new era of CPUs (APUs and Integrated Graphics), the "Next-gen" AMD CPU reviews promised in the next issue (this issue) and didn't realise that we were on about a whole other level of architecture.
Let's just get this clear, is Bulldozer the FM1 socket?
Originally Posted by LizardNo, Bulldozer is the family name for a new series of desktop and workstation/server CPUs that AMD hasn't launched yet. However, you can already buy motherboards for the desktop version, if it is Socket AM3+.
Llano on the other hand is an APU, and uses Socket FM1.
Originally Posted by vdbswongAh, thanks for clearing that up. I shall look forward to that then =].
Originally Posted by MaterialThe issue currently on sale doesn't include any Llano coverage, that's going into the issue we're producing now (Issue 97) as it wasn't out in time for 96.
What you're getting confused by is the 'coming next month in Custom PC' section in the back of the mag as in Issue 95 we said we'd be looking at next gen AMD processors in the next mag (96). Unfortunately one of the articles in this section is fake, it always is, as is explained at the bottom of the section.
The fact we said that the AMD processors we'd be looking at would be 12 core APUs and that we'd be clocking them to 17GHz using liquid helium should be a pretty strong hint that that that is the fake story.
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