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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Did it take them 8 Bulldozer cores just to keep up with Sandy Bridge or something?
Both have 8 threads.

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This could really mean anything though. It may cost around the same, but until benches are out, it will probably do worse than the 2600k on certain programs etc. But for it's price, it's pretty nice. I expected a 8150P to be like $350.
We may as well say until benches are out, it will probably do better than the 2600k. Both statements are equally possible.
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What about multi-threaded games..? (Like Battlefield 3 ..?)
First, BF3 isn't released yet so you don't know how its performance will scale with multiple cores. Basing the performance of an unreleased processor off of an unreleased game is . Second, what other game properly uses more than 4 cores currently?
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Exactly. That Phenom even beats the i3 in (shocker) gaming.

EDIT: If you were suggesting the opposite, then that's just ignorant -.-
I vastly prefer my overclocked i3 540 over my overclocked 955. Though In 2 years the 955 will be better in games when everything use 4 threads or more.
     
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With all this anticipation, I have a feeling that OCN's servers will explode when official benches are released if not the whole internet.
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First, BF3 isn't released yet so you don't know how its performance will scale with multiple cores. Basing the performance of an unreleased processor off of an unreleased game is . Second, what other game properly uses more than 4 cores currently?
As of right now, BF3 will use as many cores as you can give it, just like BC2, but with better graphics. More money into the GPU this time around if you already have a Phenom II X4. I see no reason to upgrade the CPU for BF3.
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Some of you are nuts! setting the foundations for your next purchase based on a BD cpu because it "may" perform better in battlefield 3 is INSANE

Like the difference between bd and sandybridge would be noticeable in games anyhow?
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Game performance is were AMD makes their mark anyways. You can get a budget price CPU that handles games as well as Intels more pricey chips, yet at a fraction of the cost. Although the Intel cpus typically spank the AMD chips in other apps and benches. No reason to think Bulldozer will not handle gaming the same as Sandy Bridge. But will be interesting to see how it stacks up elsewhere if the price is going to be similar. AMD is putting the pressure on themselves, hopefully they step up.
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Some of you are nuts! setting the foundations for your next purchase based on a BD cpu because it "may" perform better in battlefield 3 is INSANE

Like the difference between bd and sandybridge would be noticeable in games anyhow?
A sizable amount of people on OCN are building new or upgrading current rigs just for BF3.
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Intel WILL be the better choice for gaming rigs for the next 2 years at the very least. Anyone who asserts otherwise has no clue.

8 weak cores = budget server.
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Which isn't needed. My rig is getting 60+ fps in the alpha at 1920X1080 on high with a single 480.
Wich is the lowest settings of the game
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