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I said from the beginning that Bulldozer architecture is a turning point for AMD, defining what will happen to the company's products in the coming years also, knowing the philosophy behind this new architecture, and most fans both new company or simply technology enthusiasts have built many expectations about the Bulldozer. 8 cores combined in an effective, attention by mainstream market AMD FX brand and achieve a return of 8.43 GHz frequency before launch, all fit this product seems to be very competitive.

But with our short passing test suite, we had the most brutal awakening since test components and write reviews, pure and simple, it is difficult to find a scenario where the bulldozer is a competitive solution. Handbrake only approach the performance of i7 2600K and with lower price may be considered a smart choice, assuming you only x264 encoding, but what about heat dissipation and energy consumption, of the approximately 250 RON save will have to buy a cooler better and we will remain current for many bills. Or what of the lack of vigor in multithreaded applications less, or downright tragic performance in floating point calculations? How justified that in some benchmarks is considerably slower than its predecessor, the Phenom II? How explain that encourages overclocking AMD producer, but Bulldozer double their energy consumption and so much just by raising the frequency and voltage in modest limits?
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Please note that the source is translated from Romanian so it may not be perfect. I realize that the inclination will be to move this to rumors so feel free. The results however will really not be a rumor...sadly

I had personally high hopes for BD and and AMD comeback. It's been a long time coming, but it looks like even BD will not deliver for AMD. Before a flood of comments ensues, I am not a fan of either camp and maybe I even like AMD a bit better despite my signature rig, but this...this leaves me speechless.
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What the hell, I searched the title and the source and nothing came up. Bah!

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haha here we go again! this is the 4th time this was posted?

no worries though OP, it'll just get deleted or locked
 
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yeah it's a repost

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