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Old 04-27-12, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default AMD gains marketshare for CPUs

Yeah, me too. Surprised, after the FX debacle, they gained .9% for Q1.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/25450...tel_in_q1.html

I did NOT know AMD has 43% of the desktop market?
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Old 04-27-12, 05:47 PM   #2
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Yeah, me too. Surprised, after the FX debacle, they gained .9% for Q1.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/25450...tel_in_q1.html

I did NOT know AMD has 43% of the desktop market?
Cheaper wins in raw desktop marketshare, and AMD is the cheapest.
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Old 04-27-12, 06:23 PM   #3
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Good for AMD. I own an AMD laptop myself, in terms of price/performance they beat intel pretty good, and they typically include AMD GPU's as well which are better in terms of both power consumption and performance than intel's offering.

I'd really like for AMD to be a major contender in the high end space again.
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Old 04-27-12, 08:43 PM   #4
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The "FX" debacle isn't nearly the failure so many people like to make it out to be. On a Linux system the 8150 is actually an unbelievably kick ass processor, especially at $220.

The biggest issue with the new 8 core AMD processors is actually a glitch in Windows 7 and Vista caused by memory mapping issues when 8 or more cores are present (Intel's hyperthreading is not 8+ cores, that's handled differently) . Disable a core and performance skyrockets. Implement the memory fix and performance skyrockets.

Windows 8 supposedly addresses this issue and hopefully there will be a patch at some point for Windows 7 and Vista so the average non-IT person can have the FX processors work correctly out of the box on Windows machines.

If you take the time to actually get an 8150 working smoothly they're quite powerful CPUs.
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Old 04-27-12, 09:13 PM   #5
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due to dirt cheap laptops. You can buy a laptop for like $299 now. Good luck finding one with a decent processor
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Windows 8 isn't exactly going to save Bulldozer. I am just surprised they gained shares on the desktop.

While Win8 does improve BD cpus, not THAT much. This is on win8 preview.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...x,3043-23.html
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Truth is, a low end E300+ CPU is all most people need.
They will read email, watch youtube and update facebook, type a few papers for school or do their taxes on it. Most people's computing tasks are awfully easy and the worse they'll get for having a slower PC is wait a little bit on some tasks.

For most people, the entry level computers of today are already too powerful. At that point, cost is everything and AMD is cheaper.
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Most people fill their computers with spyware and more than one anti virus. SO if you ask them they need a $4000 machine.
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Windows 8 isn't exactly going to save Bulldozer. I am just surprised they gained shares on the desktop.

While Win8 does improve BD cpus, not THAT much. This is on win8 preview.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...x,3043-23.html
Thats different, with Windows 8 it can park cores as such AMD's Tubo can kick in, with Windows 7 Turbo never kicks in for more then a few seconds, so technically comparing the 8150 is 3.6GHz to the 2600K which is 3.8GHz with their turbo as Intel's is TDP rather then over all usage that is AMD's.

Now disabling Core 1 and 3 in the Bulldozer, yields 10~20% clock performance due to the processor resources not being shared with the other part of the module which is more ideal for gamers, however then it would be 6 core rather then 8.
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Windows 7 has a patch for FX CPUs and that's what it does, park cores. It yielded 3-5% increase.
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