Well COMPUTEX and E3 brought us more AMD Bulldozer performance figures. The new numbers rank the upcoming flagship processor anywhere from below the 5 year old AMD Athlon 64 to 30% above the i7 2600K. I personal believe none of those figures, and I wish people would just stop doing this every time a new CPU or GPU comes out.Setting these “figures” aside, lets talk about something I do know.

AMD decided to show off the boxes for the new FX Bulldozer processors in the same booth as their Dirt 3 proof of concept demo at E3. First, glad to see they went with the new art style which you can find my opinions on here. Secondly, while the 4-core FX Bulldozers will have the new white box, traditional black is reserved for the 8-core top of the line. The 8-core chip also gets an upgrade from paper box to metal container.One that I can only describe as a large, black SPAM can (see pic above). I am sure I could look up the actual name for this geometric shape, but SPAM can is so much easier to remember. A lot like SPAM, AMD has been a brand many either don’t know what it is, don’t find it appealing, or love it no matter what people think.

I think this was a good idea all around. The fact I already have ideas about other uses for the “SPAMD” can is a good thing. I know many of you use one of the boxes from your build to keep cables, spare parts, manuals, etc. in after your rig is built, and I welcome the “SPAMD” can if for that reason alone.

While I can’t tell you how the processor performs (and neither can anyone else really), the packaging gets an A+ from me. I am just not sure if I want use it for spare computer parts, or for a fried SPAM and cheese sandwich I suddenly have a craving for.

Image Source: 4Gamer.net

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