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post #11 of 50
I also like how the article stated that the i7 2600 is a 6 core processor...
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post #12 of 50
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I also like how the article stated that the i7 2600 is a 6 core processor...
lol, That must of gotten mixed up, Cause the 990X is a 6 core processor.
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post #13 of 50
I think this shows that AMD is going to be able to chatch up to Intel one day. I know I series really blew away AMD ever since they have come out. The 1st gen of the Phenoms really sucked so that hurt them alot.
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post #14 of 50
I don't really see how it's targeted against the 990x. Yes it might come close but so does the 2600K. Besides SB-E processors will replace the older 6-core i7s in a month or two.
 
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post #15 of 50
Errrm... I really don't see this happening, it might come close to the 2600k in performance but I seriously doubt we will see this thing come close to a 990x in multi threaded environments.
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post #16 of 50
i recently did some mock up calcs to figure out whether ill be getting BD or SBE, what i came up with is that assuming
a) BD will have the same efficiency or greater then P2 per core in mental ray - realistic enough
b) BD can clock up to at least 4.5ghz - given the stock clocks on top end model should be childs play
8 core BD OC'd should beat 6 core SNB OC'd for rendering and other similar tasks

if it can achieve that its a winner in my book
post #17 of 50
At the time when AMD already pretty much had BD architecture done and was ready to start getting the chip ready for production, Intel came out with SB out of the dark and took AMD completely by surprise... At this point, AMD could only delay BD to try to make it slightly faster since their plans were already in motion.

I wouldn't blame AMD on BD lacking power against SB. It's difficult to play catch up when intel is 2 steps ahead. SUPPORT for AMD! Competition is always good
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post #18 of 50
Its simple guys. As long as BD can come close to the performance of first gen i7 cpus then AMD is making progress. Don't forget this is the first brand new from the ground up architecture since the creation of The original Athlon 64 cpu so give them a break. Imo as long as there is a clock to clock gain over Phenom II then im happy.
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That's not bad. May not been cutting edge but this is good progress.
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AMD FX is competitive to the i5 2500K and the i7 2600K in games

Anymore than that you will have iffies in Intel compiled software and amazing results in other compilers
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