AMD fans and consumers everywhere were in high spirits over the news of the AMD Bulldozer being launched soon. The latest news coming in is that AMD might choose to delay the launch by a month at least. This means that the launch will be in the third quarter of the year instead of the second.
Teething issues with the new processor
Anandtech reported that AMD was facing performance issues with chips on the B0 and B1 steppings. AMD has planned to take on Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor and the expected performance was to match those processors. There’re also rumours that the launch may be closer to September than July. Experts in the field have also said that the core speeds of the Bulldozer processors isn’t fast enough and that AMD really has to boost them to get better performance. AMD will have to create a new B2 stepping that will offer better clock speeds while maintaining the existing TDP. AMD’s Zambezi processors are set to take on Intel’s Sandy Bridge with a very competitive pricing.