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post #1271 of 2308
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Originally Posted by Dmac73 View Post
Also, the CH5 that every big name reviewer used(AT, [H]), were CH5's directly from AMD via the press deck kit. Latest BIOS/Agesa, so if you see what you think may be better or differing performance numbers from someone way less reputable like hardware heaven, maybe consider some out of the box variables here. And i'm not talking about a different motherboard.
Seriously ^^^^^^
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post #1272 of 2308
I would like to see more reviews using different boards and different chips. I hope that some people here on OCN buys this and tinkers around with it. I would buy now if I could afford it. I'm pretty sure I can get BD to work on my mobo.
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The only thing Bulldozer has bulldozed away is my fondness and respect for AMD. How the mighty have fallen. *looks back to 2003/2004 golden years*
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AMDs stock has really fallen compared to Intels over the last year.
    
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You know, when I was planning around render node purchases a few months ago, I assumed that WORST CASE POSSIBLE would be that Bulldozer would be nothing more than an 8 core Phenom II.

I can't believe that they've managed to not even meet my expectations for the worst possible outcome.
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post #1276 of 2308
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The results are clear, we need to do more testing.
I don't know...they seem to be taking a real beating based on the few reviews I've seen.
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AMDs stock has really fallen compared to Intels over the last year.
Dang, thats preety harsh
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I'm kinda disappointed by Bulldozer I thought it would been better than expected.
 
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Guys could we please watch the language in this thread? Also,please don't resort to personal attacks.
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Can you explain the rather large discrepancy in performance, when the only visible difference is the motherboard?
Yes, it's called damage control on AMD's part. The reliable sources unanimously agree that Bulldozer is remarkably unimpressive. The sources that indicate otherwise seem at best questionable or merely often illustrate what occurs when a GPU bottleneck is induced. Even Anand gave an explanation of this indicating that in a GPU bottlenecked system, AMD tends to pull slightly ahead for reasons that they or anyone else could explain.
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