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post #41 of 61
Is this a news thread about the AMD Bulldozer CPU turbo boost variants on OCN or did I somehow end up on a car forums site?

OT: While I do find it nice that newer CPUs have this turbo technology (great for OEM PCs where a user has no clue how to overclock, and can't because of BIOS limitations), I really don't care about it in the long run. You can't gauge an overall CPU overclock by the turbo speeds. These turbo speeds are still within the spec that the manufacturer feels are safe.

I do plan on buying BD and I will ensure that turbo is turned off so that I can achieve my own overclock on the CPU.
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Good to see people are comparing Bulldozer to inferior American engines which have used the same design since 1958.
That is pretty much what AMD have been doing lol.
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Same temperature but higher performance per core, which is better for gaming.

Who knows, if 4 cores could reach a 1GHz OC then maybe with some liquid cooling we can make all 8 hit a 1GHz OC.
guess we will have to wait and see...
but to cut out half my cores to reach a higher turbo OC... seems lame.
    
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guess we will have to wait and see...
but to cut out half my cores to reach a higher turbo OC... seems lame.
Yeah, why buy an 8 core and make it a 4 core?
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post #45 of 61
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That is pretty much what AMD have been doing lol.
Except AMD hasn't been using the same design. I remember when Intel was the company who was struggling with designing fresh architecture. The Pentium 4 was basically a bad re-hash of the Pentium III and AMD was absolutely killing them with the K8 architecture on the Athlon 64. When AMD released the X2, it was the CPU to own.

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Yeah, why buy an 8 core and make it a 4 core?
The turbo boost doesn't make the CPU a permanent 4 core, just disables some cores to increase the frequency on the remaining cores when all cores are not needed. Intel's turbo boost does the same exact thing.
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Yeah, why buy an 8 core and make it a 4 core?
You don't seem to get it. Turbo Boost simply balances load according to the needs. If the program works with only 4 threads, BD will disable the 4 unusable cores to improve the perfs of the 4 used ones.

Intel does that too.

EDIT: Too late ^^.
post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by Sohryu76 View Post
guess we will have to wait and see...
but to cut out half my cores to reach a higher turbo OC... seems lame.

just disable turbo core and cool n quiet and oc the cpu ....


seriously ... your ranting about a stock feature that helps achieve the most performance per mm2 .... just disable those features and oc your cpu till it cant anymore and be glad ...


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Yeah, why buy an 8 core and make it a 4 core?

maybe because it's a feature intended to raise the efficiency per mm2 ...


ohh and intel allready does it too ....
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You don't seem to get it. Turbo Boost simply balances load according to the needs. If the program works with only 4 threads, BD will disable the 4 unusable cores to improve the perfs of the 4 used ones.

Intel does that too.

EDIT: Too late ^^.
I get how the turbo works, I just though people were planning on buying 8 core BD and locking them into 4 cores like some people do with the current thubans. My bad lol.
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It's turbocharged.
My eyes must be failing me then because those turbo housings definitely look like they both have black pulleys under them which would make them centrifugal super chargers instead.
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Good to see people are comparing Bulldozer to inferior American engines which have used the same design since 1958.
Um news flash, all gasoline internal combustion engines are the same and have been since around 1876. And no, we are not comparing BD to a 50's engine, ok? It is called an analogy, look it up.
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