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    AMD Bulldozer

    I am interested in how Bulldozer performs in lossless data compression. Generally most of benchmarks focus on floating-point heavy tasks like gaming, multimedia, etc But when I look at lossless data compression benchmarks then Bulldozer performs competitively even to i7-3770k - of course Bulldozer draws much more power, but on the other hand it's cheaper.

    Some lossless data compression benchmarks:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...7_3770k&num=11 (7-Zip Compression)
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...7_3770k&num=12 (Parallel BZIP2 Compression)

    In both benchmarks i7-3770k and FX-8150 were very close to each other. Probably in other fixed-point heavy tasks Bulldozer would be equally competitive (for example as a database or application server).

    Does anybody here own a Bulldozer and can run benchmarks?

    A related question:
    Does anybody have a clue about what sockets will future Bulldozer generations use? Will they stick to AM3+? And when Piledriver will come?
    Update:
    There are two integer cores per module and one core for floats. But what about integer SSE? Will it be handled by integer cores or the shared logic?
    Last edited by Piotr Tarsa; 11th June 2012 at 23:26.

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    I'm stuck with a K6 still, but I understand that integer SSE handled by the two FMAC pipelines which can be muxed for FP AVR instructions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldoz...rchitecture%29

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