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AMD Bulldozer and core counts analyzed

Posted on Tuesday, December 01 2009 @ 00:05:48 CET by

AnandTech takes a closer look at the way the AMD Bulldozer architecture is organized, you can read it over here.
AMD believes that 80%+ of all normal server workloads are purely integer operations. On top of that, the additional integer core on each Bulldozer module doesn't cost much die area. If you took a four module (eight core) Bulldozer CPU and stripped out the additional integer core from each module you would end up with a die that was 95% of the size of the original CPU. The combination of the two made AMD's design decision simple.



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