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Evolution, not Revolution: a look at AMD’s Bulldozer

STANFORD — In a presentation today at Hot Chips, AMD unveiled new details of two upcoming microprocessor architectures aimed at the server and mobile markets. Those architectures, codenamed Bulldozer and Bobcat, are AMD’s first new-from-the-ground-up designs since the original Opteron, and Bulldozer in particular marks the biggest departure from existing hardware since AMD introduced the original K7 back in 1999.

In this short article, I’ll take a look at Bulldozer in order to explore the reasons why AMD made the design decisions that it did

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Overall provides a highly interesting evolution of the processor as we know it today with the potential for it to regain the dominance it once enjoyed prior to the advent of GPU acceleration.

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