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post #1131 of 2308
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post
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.

Just my thoughts
this i can see alot of the non so tech savvy people seeing 8cores and being impressed and buying a oem/ pre built pc
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Would someone on OCN who gets a FX-8150 bench it for us with a different board besides a ASUS? I'm curious to see if it is a issue with a particular board or not.
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Originally Posted by crashdummy35 View Post
BD isn't even a true 8-core cpu,
Is this true?
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post #1134 of 2308
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Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
this i can see alot of the non so tech savvy people seeing 8cores and being impressed and buying a oem/ pre built pc
I can see the ads on Ebay now:

- Custom built gaming computer with 8 cores!
- Overclocked to 4GHz on each core = 32GHz
- OMG YOU MUST BUY!
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post
I can see the ads on Ebay now:

- Custom built gaming computer with 8 cores!
- Overclocked to 4GHz on each core = 32GHz
- OMG YOU MUST BUY!

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post #1136 of 2308
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Originally Posted by radaja View Post
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?
Link? That sounds interesting.

How much is much better, and are there benches? 10%? 20%?
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anyone know if i can drop a 8150 in my crosshair iv or was that a myth with that beta bios update
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Oh LOOK! Someone got their BD already and posted a "review" on NewEgg about it.

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Pros: I have been extensively researching this since its announcement in June.

Benchmarks from all over are proving that this truly is the next best CPU. This thing performs equally to the 2600k in nearly everything, and better than the i7 990x in a surprisingly large number of mainstream games.

As for people who may want to get a Phenom: DO NOT! The 8150 actually performs better than the phenom for the price! This thing gets scores around 40% better than the best Phenom available.

As for the 8 cores? Some people may complain that they arent true cores, but they are. AMD uses what are called "modules" rather than cores. A module is a core, but with its own individual cache and other resources. The only downside is that it has an equal number of threads that a quad core i7 would have. This doesnt really matter, as it still has 8 threads, and 8 threads surpass what anything would use anyways.

Cons: Beware of speed. I got pulled over by the CPU Police for going 4GHz in a 3.2GHz zone. (LOL)

Other Thoughts: Using this with a Radeon 7990 will no doubt make you the coolest person in the world.
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Has anybody seen reviews for gaming performance with multiple GPU's? That's all I'm really curious about. I could care less that a 8core BD CPU can keep up with my i3 and a single high end GPU, I'm more curious about how a 8150 does with 2 or 3 HD6970's, or gtx580's. To me that was always the area where the phenom II's were lacking.
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Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
this i can see alot of the non so tech savvy people seeing 8cores and being impressed and buying a oem/ pre built pc
This has been the case for a long time...BD will probably make it worse. I wonder AMD will actually start advertising, though. If they don't then it might not matter.

However, The salesmen for prebuilts will try to sell the more expesive Intel CPUs over a system with a FX 8120 in it.
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