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But what does ANYBODY have to gain by not wanting Bulldozer to be anything other than a success? That's why I don't get fanboys....they want the other side to fail even though it will never gain them anything.
Someone is always gaining somewhere. In this case, the real winners would people who are invested in Intel stock, as Intel will remain secure in their ability to sell their consumer-space chips for higher profit margins for the next six months and beyond.

For people not investing in tech stocks? Looking for long-term benefits isn't something that is ever going to catch on in this culture. Most people would prefer to either justify their personal personal expenses, or to use their group-identification to distract from their shortcomings as individuals.
    
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I never said that Bulldozer is a winner I merely said don't believe anything that's not from AMD.

I don't know why the scores are so low, and I don't care anymore I'm getting myself a 2500K end of story.
ok maybe i'm remembering it wrong about what you said and i apoligize for that,but still 2 months ago when you saw those graphs,couldnt you conclude from looking at them that BD barely competes with the 2500K?if thats what AMD believed and showed in the graphs,what made you wait to go SB?were you hoping AMD was downplaying the performance on thoses graphs?
looking at your cousins graphs i just dont see a reason to think BD would be worth waiting 2 months for making a decision on which would be better?
Edited by radaja - 10/12/11 at 10:58am
    
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also, heavenhardware was on of the few to use a different board besides ASUS like has been said and also one of the few to use a Radeon card as well.. guess that makes a difference.
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Well the 8150 is now out of stock on newegg

I'm pretty sure it's not AS bad as everyone's making it out to be.

I'm a little disappointed too, but it's not all bad.
Ok, it didn't beat Sandy Bridge as everyone had hoped, but this is a completely new architecture. If intel did the same thing with Ivy, a similar thing would probably happen.
Come Piledriver, they'll have it sorted.

The prices will almost DEFIANTLY drop, now that everyone knows it has not lived up to expectations.

Want to build a NEW gaming build?
Get a 2500K.

Bought an AM3+ Board for Bulldozer?
Wait for the prices to drop, and buy an FX.

Bulldozer fixes what was wrong with Phenom II - Overclocking potential.
Either way, Bulldozer will be a MASSIVE success in the OEM/pre built system world, due to the cores and high stock clock speeds.

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I found a few issues with a few of the sites... 1 shows F1 2011 on par with 2600k and the other shows it 20fps behind.. wonder what the reason is for this.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...x,3043-20.html

vs

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...w-f1-2011.html
could be any number of things...a 580 vrs a 6950...ASRock vrs ASUS motherboards...I am almost wondering if hardware heaven tested the CPUs while overclocked. They never say what freaquency they tested at that I can see...but I don't typically go to their site so I might not see it.
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so is this 8core bulldozer fx better then the phenom or what..
Yes, in all but a very small amount of benches.

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and is it able to match i5 2500k on stock and can it overclock good or what. I'm wanting to drop this chip in my mobo already!
Match stock 2500k? Probably not. It does seem to overclock well, but it needs tons of power.
    
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ok maybe i'm remembering it wrong about what you said and i apoligize for that,but still 2 months ago when you saw those graphs,couldnt you conclude from looking at them that BD barely competes with the 2500K?if thats what AMD believed and showed in the graphs,what made you wait to go SB?were you hoping AMD was downplaying the performance on thoses graphs?
looking at your cousins graphs i just dont see a reason to think BD would be worth waiting 2 months for making a decision on which would be better?
I was absolutely sure that the performance levels had something to do with BIOS updates, that's why I waited so long, If I knew for sure that Bulldozer will be such a piece of crap I wouldn't have waited for even a second.
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with the power consumption as high as it is overclocked, im worried to even think how long the cpu will last, ive only had intel cpu's but i really wanted more out of BD
price of the 2600k's have jumped up $20 here in less then a day....
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dono how they are gonna charge 280 for a 8150 when u can get a 2500k for 180 at a microcenter
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I was absolutely sure that the performance levels had something to do with BIOS updates, that's why I waited so long, If I knew for sure that Bulldozer will be such a piece of crap I wouldn't have waited for even a second.
ok i see,optimistic outlook.well i still hope they figure this out,at XS's there a guy who disabled one core in each module of a FX-8150 and ran it as 2m/4c quad and got much better results,which seems to mean the sharing the frontend resources is bugged.but its only good news if true in the immediate future if you willing to pay for a x8 and run it as a x4.maybe interlagos chip with every other core disabled ran as a x8 will show what the FX-8150 could really do?
    
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