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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post
Lower on single-threaded applications. I think that's the part that's killing me the most right now... they can't seem to match single-threaded performance of their previous architecture, which means that overall multi-threaded performance isn't much better either. Sort of a waste of resources, if you ask me.
On the bright side, it means your Phenom II X4 isn't outdated yet
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This has me worried. I hope I didn't just waste $200 on an AM3+ board to get equivalent performance to my PII-X4 955 BE.
Truth be told, it saddens me if these results are true, as I know quite a handful of people who already have their 990FX motherboards. They're my friends before any ties I may have to any corporation, and I know they were expecting a significant upgrade under the FX tag. I hope these aren't true as I know they'd be pretty disheartened to find out if it were.

That being said, you still have a few days until the "official" benches will be released.

I would just wait for that just in case, by some miracle, a BIOS update somehow improves the performance substantially enough to warrant an upgrade. However, I personally have never heard of a BIOS update adding up to 22.5 percent performance or any significant numbers performance wise, so I would be shocked to see it actually happen.

Can you still return your motherboard by chance? Worse comes to worse, you could always take a slight loss, sell it, and maybe upgrade a different component.
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On the bright side, it means your Phenom II X4 isn't outdated yet
I'm not crying about it either. A Phenom II X4 @ 4Ghz plays the Battlefield 3 beta very well, so as long as it continues to work without becoming a bottleneck, I will continue to use it.
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looks normal to me,thats just the way cpu-z validation SS's look like
you dont think the FX-8150 WR is fake do you?
oh and i explained,do you feel a little foolish?
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Oh, we'll explain. A large group of current and former Intel employees are out to discredit the mighty Bulldozer. They work day and night, and it's obviously a conspiracy, because all of the results are identical.

Or, you know. The results are real. And BD stinks.
Wow chill guys. I'm assuming that now because a user has AMD in their sigrig all questions are not really questions, but excuses meant to explain away AMD's shortcomings.

I noticed something I was unaware of, so I asked a question. Simple concept. Some people really need to stop thinking everything is "us vs them".

A simple, "No thats just how CPU-z is, heres a pic" would have sufficed, the rest is just trying to bait an argument or something and very unnecessary. I mean, look at how every BD thread turns out. Answer a simple question with a simple answer and try not to start something for no reason...
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I hadn't thought about all the people who had bought AM3+ boards looking forward to bulldozer. I feel sorry for them if these results are true. Its still possible that performance won't be this bad, only time will tell....
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I hadn't thought about all the people who had bought AM3+ boards looking forward to bulldozer. I feel sorry for them if these results are true. Its still possible that performance won't be this bad, only time will tell....
Not really sure how they can get any better. Lab used latest bios and there is no magical bios that can make a processor perform 30% better
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post
If you were going to spend $200 on a motherboard anyway, you should have just gone for SB in the first place. Even if you assume a best case scenario for Bulldozer and it performs better than what these benchmarks show, it still will not beat a 2600K.
Yeah, that's exactly why when I upgraded my backup rig to a Phenom II 965, I caught a M5A97 Evo on sale for 99 bucks. No way was I going to drop that kind of money on an unproven platform.

Can't believe anyone would have bought a 990FX. (before seeing BD perf)

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Wow chill guys. I'm assuming that now because a user has AMD in their sigrig all questions are not really questions, but excuses meant to explain away AMD's shortcomings.

I noticed something I was unaware of, so I asked a question. Simple concept. Some people really need to stop thinking everything is "us vs them".

A simple, "No thats just how CPU-z is, heres a pic" would have sufficed, the rest is just trying to bait an argument or something and very unnecessary. I mean, look at how every BD thread turns out. Answer a simple question with a simple answer and try not to start something for no reason...

I -am- chill. It was a lighthearted comment at your paranoia. I've watched the BD developments closely - and all the remotely credible leaks have had identical performance. There's just no way they're all wrong. It's obvious - BD stinks. No amount of questioning CPU-z or some websites credibility is going to change that. Too many leaks - from too many different sites and parts of the world for it to be anything but true.

BTW - Who cares what CPU is in someone's sig-rig? I've typed out these comments on my AMD rig, as a matter of fact. If Intel were releasing BD - my commentary would be the same. "Lol!" essentially.
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Synthetic benchmarks. Who really takes that as win all? Last time i checked, real world performance is MUCH more important.
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Synthetic benchmarks. Who really takes that as win all? Last time i checked, real world performance is MUCH more important.
So you're admitting that it fails even worse? I mean, it's obvious by these results and most of the forums purpose people are gonna buy it to game.
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Synthetic benchmarks. Who really takes that as win all? Last time i checked, real world performance is MUCH more important.
Synthetic benchmarks are a pretty good indicator of real world performance in CPU-intensive tasks...
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