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  • #16
    Originally posted by duby229 View Post
    I see. Still doesnt make much sense tho, alot less then half of the instructions will be mem ops though. Additionally Phenoms issue ports handled fp instructions too, but I am under the impression that BD new flexfp unit has its own dedicated front end which has an unknown number of issue ports.

    Have you seen any good block diagrams of the frontend yet?
    Still the most detailed i've seen http://realworldtech.com/page.cfm?Ar...2610181333&p=7

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    • #17
      Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
      ... I think basic support is the more appropriate term. ...
      I would say Vesa driver basic support, Radeon driver advanced support, AMD's proprietary driver almost mature support
      I'm currently happy user of a ATI card with Radeon drivers

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      • #18
        anonymous???

        Isn't openbenchmarking submission supposed to be anonymous????

        This weekend while browsing OpenBenchmarking.org when deciding what features to work on next for this collaborative testing platform that's integrated into the Phoronix Test Suite, I stumbled upon more data from some engineering samples that were submitted in recent weeks. It happened to be just like the discovery of the dual-Interlagos results earlier this year -- when an AMD government partner was running the Phoronix Test Suite and knowingly decided to share their Linux benchmark results with the world using OpenBenchmarking.org. With Bulldozer now coming to market, AMD's partners are now already looking towards Trinity. From what I have found so far, the Trinity data at hand comes from two AMD partners this time and also one system that's even traced back to Sunnyvale, California.

        an ip address means it's not anonymous at all!
        Am I the only one concerned about this???

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        • #19
          Originally posted by skotadopsyxos View Post
          an ip address means it's not anonymous at all!
          Am I the only one concerned about this???
          yes

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          • #20
            Originally posted by skotadopsyxos View Post
            an ip address means it's not anonymous at all!
            Am I the only one concerned about this???
            Well it is anonymous as far as not requiring a sign in. If they were really worried about their identity they shouldn't have submitted to an online database in the first place. That is just common sense. When it comes to the internet there is no such thing as true anonymity.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
              Well it is anonymous as far as not requiring a sign in. If they were really worried about their identity they shouldn't have submitted to an online database in the first place. That is just common sense. When it comes to the internet there is no such thing as true anonymity.
              tor + ssl??????

              or just be behind seven proxies

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                tor + ssl??????

                or just be behind seven proxies
                Difficult to trace but still not true anonymity. You could also spoof the IP address and upload false reports as well I suppose (not saying that is the case, just that one could and shows that even an IP address is not definitive proof of anything).

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                • #23
                  Bulldozer out Llano/Trinity in

                  ... Trinity "looks" to be a nice up grade to Llano.
                  But I can't decide whether to get Llano (A-3850 now), or wait for Trinity ?, either way, they both obviously look to be a very good "compact/integrated" PC solution -lol.
                  Since, sadly enough, it looks like the "Bulldozer" Desktop CPU is a confirmed flop now -according to absolutely "ALL" the new reviews elswehere that have recently been trickliing in.

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                  • #24
                    Can you reveal what the CPUID Revision is for these trinity engineering samples? i.e. Zambezi is 00600F12h, and Llano is 00300F10h?

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                    • #25
                      Is it really that bad?

                      That is I've seen bulldozer benchmarks that put it in the range of an i5. This on benchmarks not playing to AMDs strengths.

                      I suppose that I should do some surfing of the net to get a better picture but I'm not convinced that flop is the right word here.


                      Originally posted by scjet View Post
                      ... Trinity "looks" to be a nice up grade to Llano.
                      But I can't decide whether to get Llano (A-3850 now), or wait for Trinity ?, either way, they both obviously look to be a very good "compact/integrated" PC solution -lol.
                      Since, sadly enough, it looks like the "Bulldozer" Desktop CPU is a confirmed flop now -according to absolutely "ALL" the new reviews elswehere that have recently been trickliing in.

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