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    AMD Realizes That Bulldozer Has 800 Million LESS Transistors Than It Thought!

    MD's new flagship Bulldozer "FX" series of processors have turned out to be mediocre performers in almost every review and benchmark going, sometimes even getting bested by the existing Phenom II and certainly no match for their Intel competition. To add to this tale of fail, it now turns out that AMD didn't even know how many transistors they have! Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech received an email from AMD's PR department and this is the revelation he had to share with us:



    This is a bit unusual. I got an email from AMD PR this week asking me to correct the Bulldozer transistor count in our Sandy Bridge E review. The incorrect number, provided to me (and other reviewers) by AMD PR around 3 months ago was 2 billion transistors. The actual transistor count for Bulldozer is apparently 1.2 billion transistors. I don't have an explanation as to why the original number was wrong, just that the new number has been triple checked by my contact and is indeed right. The total die area for a 4-module/8-core Bulldozer remains correct at 315 mm².



    Yes, something as basic as how many transistors are in their flagship product wasn't known about until months after the launch! This kind of info would be common knowledge within the company by the time the first tape-out is ready during the design and testing phase, so surely this cannot be and there must be some other explanation? If this is an attempt to make the processor look better by showing it "doing more with less", then this PR stunt has backfired spectacularly and it would have been better to have left the "error" as it was.

    Source: AnandTech

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    গঞ্জিকা সেবন করিয়া cpu প্রস্তুত করিয়াছিল এএমডির এঞ্জিনিয়ার সাহেবরা?
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    Default Re: AMD Realizes That Bulldozer Has 800 Million LESS Transistors Than It Thought!

    Ganja-khor gula 8 core asey aita jane, kintu koto transistor asey aita ajke janlo....purai abaal...

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    Default Re: AMD Realizes That Bulldozer Has 800 Million LESS Transistors Than It Thought!

    wth is the matter with these people, probably Intels lead caused brain damage to AMD XD XD

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    Default Re: AMD Realizes That Bulldozer Has 800 Million LESS Transistors Than It Thought!

    Actually BD develop korte giye transistor count bhule gese. A retard move by AMD. Bulldozer fail either way.

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    chi chi chi.....

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    Default Re: AMD Realizes That Bulldozer Has 800 Million LESS Transistors Than It Thought!

    This just proves something was definitely wrong with the PR department hence the failure, but I do hope that they'll come up with something good in the near future.

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