Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hans de Vries dissects Bulldozer

For every major CPU release, Hans de Vries from Chip Architect takes a look at the die shot with his magic magnifying glass and tries to determine just which part does what. And as expected, he's done it with Bulldozer too. This time though, it was a little bit trickier than usual because AMD went through extra trouble and photoshopped the die shot, scaling parts up and down, blurring stuff, cutting and pasting components… The point of this was to make it difficult for Intel to draw any conclusive information from the picture.

But that wasn't enough to discourage Hans, and here's what he's been able to produce:

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