AMD

It’s fair to say that AMD’s last attempt at building a performance desktop processor was not tremendously successful.
The Bulldozer core released in 2011 had a design that can, at best, be described as idiosyncratic.

AMD made three bets with Bulldozer: that general purpose workloads would become increasingly multithreaded, that floating point intensive workloads would become increasingly GPU-driven, and that it would be able to aggressively scale clock speeds.
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