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I wonder if AMD is behind all these benchmarks, making it seem like BD sucks, so they can surprise the hell out of us when it launches.

PS: Im bored, dont take me seriously atm, though that would be awesome ^
that is a valid point, and i hope its true. i mean amd could have passed out a couple of early 'fail' phase bds as "engineering samples" hoping to side swipe the competition on the release day with beastly benchmarks

which would be good news for those waiting on IB...
    
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I like charts. I feel that I respond well to them. The colors are appreciated and the bars or pie slices make me think of food. Sometimes, I even disregard the biggest thing on a chart because if I were eating the food it reminded me of, I wouldn't want the biggest helping. Overall, charts are the bomb.

Review samples are almost never indicative of final performance/potential. Look at the 6990 and 590. Driver updates alone have made the cards significantly more potent.
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Sad... wonder how it will turn out. I'm glad I went SB instead of waiting, though, just wish I wouldve got an i7 instead.

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If you are looking for ultimate performance I'd say you should be building a SB rig personally...
or a 990x
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I'm still going to wait until North American reviewers start showing up. I'm no fan boy by a long shot but since my rebuild is just around the corner, I want all the player at the table before I deal. I really don't care who is the best, I want the best at my price point.
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I don't see AMD's bulldozer competing well without the standard "We can't match intel on performance, so we'll undercut them on price" strategy, but I highly doubt this is accurate.
    
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I'm still going to wait until North American reviewers start showing up. I'm no fan boy by a long shot but since my rebuild is just around the corner, I want all the player at the table before I deal. I really don't care who is the best, I want the best at my price point.
This is the only thing that matters.
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I like charts. I feel that I respond well to them. The colors are appreciated and the bars or pie slices make me think of food. Sometimes, I even disregard the biggest thing on a chart because if I were eating the food it reminded me of, I wouldn't want the biggest helping. Overall, charts are the bomb.

Review samples are almost never indicative of final performance/potential. Look at the 6990 and 590. Driver updates alone have made the cards significantly more potent.
And studies show that most people think exactly like you. Thats why when numbers appear on charts like these, most people are quick to except what they read and the info sticks in their minds easier and faster. Even though they could be total BS. But the way you worded that im guessing you already knew that.
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I like charts. I feel that I respond well to them. The colors are appreciated and the bars or pie slices make me think of food. Sometimes, I even disregard the biggest thing on a chart because if I were eating the food it reminded me of, I wouldn't want the biggest helping. Overall, charts are the bomb.

Review samples are almost never indicative of final performance/potential. Look at the 6990 and 590. Driver updates alone have made the cards significantly more potent.
are you trying to compare VGA drivers with CPUs!?!!

this is a retail CPU, up to date (3 days old?) bios and so on...
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Well if this is true this is faildozer to the max. I hope for freakin sakes it isnt , that would be awful for people who waited for this.
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are you trying to compare VGA drivers with CPUs!?!!

this is a retail CPU, up to date (3 days old?) bios and so on...
Absolutely!

My physics score went up a full 2K points in 3DMark11 with a BIOS update and my average operating temps dropped 10C. This is on the Z68 platform which had been out for two months... and used an SB CPU which had been out for a solid seven months.

I could give my car many horsepowers, but if I don't then optimize the use of the additional ponies gains will be minimal.

Computers aren't simple arithmetic. 2x of something doesn't necessarily equal 2x the power. Everything has to work harmoniously.
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