First Linux Benchmarks Of AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer
Phoronix: First Linux Benchmarks Of AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer
Here's the first Linux benchmarks of AMD's FX-Series Bulldozer desktop CPUs that launched on Tuesday. Specifically, it's Gentoo Linux performance results for an AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer...
Analysis: why is the bulldozer the best CPU amd can build
An analysis of why the bulldozer is the best cpu amd could build:
The question is why they have doubled the integer units to 8cores and the floadingpoint and (SSE) SIMD units are only 4core the answer is simple:
Intel always use the "the instruction set war" against AMD (SSE) SIMD the intel's command set always used by intel cpus first and 2-3 years later the competitor can use it at the first time.
the bulldozer is in FMA4 and VXA incompatibility never ever gotten a code snippet from the intel compiler because the amd FMA4 and VXA are not bit compatible and because why? intel force them to be not compatible.
Intel always make it so the last 20-30 years so a 3-4 year old technology for the competitors in real intel only will give max SSE4.2 to amds bulldozer
so why amd is now worth as much to integer units?
is simple because the instruction set of the integer units since the 486s and the 64 bit extension more or less the same without chances.
amd can deliver the integer performance of Intel compilers to the customer against the will of Intel.
Now who says the bulldozer was a bad CPU simply has no plan of the market situation and policies of the Intel instruction set
intel play this game on sse2 vs sse3 at gemcht and sse3 vs SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 vs sse3 this means amd always lose on SIMD.
only in integer performance, they can not
because it is "real" computing power without any fake cheat logic
if you look at the benchmark 7zip on bulldozer has the cpu is clever and genius !
a very good source about this the instruction set war: http://www.agner.org/optimize/blog/read.php?i=25
intel won always on the "the instruction set war" AMD only chance is the "integer" performance to compete with Intel.