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post #11 of 213
That's what you get with a 5y old architecture.

Should have just shrinked Thuban.
post #12 of 213
I don't really trust this review. They don't have an actual clear picture of the CPU, and the results could have been easily faked. All they posted were their own graphs and not a single screenshot of any of the benchmark results.

Edit: Lab501 does seem to be the most legit source of BD benchmark results.

Now, if these results are real it is a disappointing release by AMD. I wonder why the memory performance for BD is so low.

It could be a BIOS issue. I wonder if the Asus Crosshair motherboard in the press kits that AMD sent out to review sites has a different BIOS/UEFI? I guess we will all find out in a couple of days.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 10/8/11 at 11:34pm
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Im not surprised at all.
This makes perfect sense seeing as its unreasonable to think AMD could beat or even catch up to Intel in just one generation after being so far behind.

However, this is an improvement and a large step closer to being back on top.
If it is priced right AMD will benefit a great deal from this.

EDIT:
Ive heard of these guys and I would back this review pretty heavily based on reputation alone.
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I don't really trust this review. They don't have an actual clear picture of the CPU, and the results could have been easily faked. All they posted were their own graphs and not a single screenshot of any of the benchmark results.
Lab501 is about as legit as they come...feel free to look up earlier testing they have done on other hardware. This is the real deal.

I still want to see these results confirmed by a few other creditble sources.
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Wait, did people expect it to best the top Intel chips? I thought it was common knowledge that these chips were selling the price not the performance.
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Im not surprised at all.
This makes perfect sense seeing as its unreasonable to think AMD could beat or even catch up to Intel in just one generation after being so far behind.

However, this is an improvement and a large step closer to being back on top.
If it is priced right AMD will benefit a great deal from this.

EDIT:
Ive heard of these guys and I would back this review pretty heavily based on reputation alone.
Its not even an improvement over existing phenom II X6......
post #17 of 213
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
Lab501 is about as legit as they come...feel free to look up earlier testing they have done on other hardware. This is the real deal.

I still want to see these results confirmed by a few other creditble sources.
I did, most of it was jibberish. Including the really bad review they did of the APU's last month.
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Wait, did people expect it to best the top Intel chips? I thought it was common knowledge that these chips were selling the price not the performance.
Got a price sheet from Frys/newegg/mircocenter do ya ?
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Got a price sheet from Frys/newegg/mircocenter do ya ?
rumored pricing for the 8150 was supposed to be a little over 300 if memory serves.
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As long as its significantly better than Phenom II, I'm pretty happy. However this is they're top of the line processor...
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