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post #81 of 213

this thread is like Derp...
Come on people you really think They would have released BD if it was less performance than Thuban. In that case just re-hash Thuban with a Die shrink...
lol wow "ZOMG! BD FAILS!!!"
pfffff Please.

Something is missing, Bios updates, windows updates, something that is most-likely required by there Non Disclosure Agreement to be withheld till the lift aka official launch. Hardware is only as good as the software that runs it.



Edited by cayennemist - 10/9/11 at 1:39am
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post #82 of 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKHunt View Post
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.
3dmark 11 physics score? I think it's affected by the GPU to,
also apart from 3dm you saw any other huge increase, you kept the exactly same software, and bios settings (clocks, timings and so on?)
anyway,
I can tell you that since the release of the Phenom II the scores look the same from the reviews,
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post #83 of 213
It does suck, I love the underdog, I loved my AMD Athlon from back in the day, and I always hoped for a comeback. At least a leveling of the playing field by matching Intel's SB performance. Looks like that will not be happening. I have waited and waited and part of me hopes they make a return, but so many reviews have shown poor results. Makes you disheartened. Will still patiently wait for the official release, but it does not look good.
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post #84 of 213
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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop View Post
This guy is a joke. Most Sandy Bridge processors can run at 4.5ghz-4-7ghz, that's like 500mhz too high.
I know right? This raises at least one flag about the reviewer's competency. If he really thinks most SB chips get 5.1-5.2Ghz stable on stock cooling (or any air cooling for that matter), then he's got some seriously whacked up perspective.
Edited by sLowEnd - 10/9/11 at 2:17am
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post #85 of 213
It seems to be widespread according to all leaked tests that Bulldozer is really dissapointing, although i would like to believe that using existing chipsets is half to blame for this.

Would a revised chipset be the answer to BD? Sadly we'll never know since that isn't happening. It's a shame we have to see this from the opposition.

It's really now down to someone actually buying one on release and putting it through the mill to get a better idea of how it performs.
 
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post #86 of 213
Just a 3 more days...
I suggest you reserve your judgement till then.
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post #87 of 213
So, the NDA hasn't been lifted, no reputable site has reviewed a Bulldozer, yet some random unknown romanian site releases benchmarks.

Sorry guys but this doesn't fit into my list of 'believable stuff'.

Edit: Plus look at the photo quality. What was this shot with? An iPod?


Reputable websites have no problems on showing serial nºs, batch nºs... Why do they hide it? Fear of showing not a final release? Fear of AMD killing them for not following the NDA?
Edited by Artikbot - 10/9/11 at 2:46am
   
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post #88 of 213
if bulldozer performs like that everybody will stay on their phenom II x4/x6's ^^
    
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If this is the real performance of fx I will stay with my thuban.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SCollins View Post
If AMD went out of business today, Intel would still have to compete with itself to stay relevant.

given Intel has such a huge market share, if they don't give consumers/corporation good reason to upgrade, they won't stay in business.

Its like watching a suicide overclock actually.
If AMD went out of business today Intel would probably be broken up and that would be terrible for just about everyone. Intel has been using pricing to keep it's market share around 80 percent for awhile now intentionally.

If BD chips really are performing this poorly I can't wait to hear from AMD why.
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