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F5A to the 990FXA-UD3 seems to be like F9A to the 990XA-UD3. It may be one of those BIOS versions more suited for the FX processor but not at all for previous gen processors, similar to as pointed out in this post.

What ? Is that a widespread problem ? That would in itself be a catastrophe. AMD said in a blog post that people preparing for Bulldozer should update to the latest BIOS (presuming, of course they were using a current generation AMD CPU). If they can't fix that problem, then AMD might as well have released Bulldozer in a different socket. I sure hope it's just a temporary problem that can and will be fixed with a BIOS update.
 
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Well people obviously arent gonna get excited when they see the garbage benchmark results. Still...even if the new AMD chips turned out to be no better than the old athlon X2 series, people would still buy them if they were told the price is right.

Honestly, some people need to wake up and smell the crap being pushed in thier face! As of this moment now in UK you can get a 2500k for £167, and a 1100T for £150. You would be mental if you were to "go cheap and save a few quid" by buying the 1100T, when the intel chip is so so much better in every aspect.
Thats the problem with consumers. They're utterly moronic. They see 6 cores and think it has to be faster. Its the same reason amd is pushing 8 cores. Mindless consumers will be like "Wow 8 cores" and buy it without blinking an eye.
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Thats the problem with consumers. They're utterly moronic. They see 6 cores and think it has to be faster. Its the same reason amd is pushing 8 cores. Mindless consumers will be like "Wow 8 cores" and buy it without blinking an eye.
exactly
AMD will be just fine if these performance numbers are true
    
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Thats the problem with consumers. They're utterly moronic. They see 6 cores and think it has to be faster. Its the same reason amd is pushing 8 cores. Mindless consumers will be like "Wow 8 cores" and buy it without blinking an eye.
Either way,no day to day application is going to use 6 or 8 cores.
If you're so quick to think that these results confirms BD is crap without waiting a few more days for actual reviews,you might as well leave the thread now.
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What ? Is that a widespread problem ? That would in itself be a catastrophe. AMD said in a blog post that people preparing for Bulldozer should update to the latest BIOS (presuming, of course they were using a current generation AMD CPU). If they can't fix that problem, then AMD might as well have released Bulldozer in a different socket. I sure hope it's just a temporary problem that can and will be fixed with a BIOS update.
So the whole BIOS thing isn't an excuse? lol.
Edited by Heavy MG - 10/9/11 at 7:09pm
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Either way,no day to day application is going to use 6 or 8 cores.
Ever run 7-zip or WinRAR?
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I don't see why people are so concerned with how others choose to spend their hard earned money.
Its not that, its just irritating to see hundreds of threads about BD all the time, its obviously nothing to get excited about.
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Its not that, its just irritating to see hundreds of threads about BD all the time, its obviously nothing to get excited about.
There's something we overlooked. Sandy Bridge E will be out in 5 weeks.
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Ever run 7-zip or WinRAR?
I've only used 7-Zip a few times,but yeah I've used winRAR,but 7-Zip and WinRAR aren't exactly the only applications you're going to use everyday.
The only other thing I have that can actually use 6 cores is BFBC2. I have yet to try out the BF3 beta to see how many cores it uses.
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exactly
AMD will be just fine if these performance numbers are true
If bankruptcy and closing their CPU division is just fine,then yeah they'll do just fine.
Mass chaos will ensue from the enthusiasts and power users,probably the reviewers too if this turn out to be true,which will turn everyone away from even considering a FX CPU. Those fancy tin boxes will just collect dust on retail shelves.
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There's something we overlooked. Sandy Bridge E will be out in 5 weeks.
Because everyone can afford a $500+ CPU. IB will have nearly the performance of SB-E.
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There's something we overlooked. Sandy Bridge E will be out in 5 weeks.
I'm looking forward to Ivy Bridge more.
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I'm looking forward to Ivy Bridge more.
As am i but i want to see how much the 8 core Xeon's are going to be. If they're under 1400 i might just splurge
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