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Originally Posted by czin125 View Post
so the 2600k at 3.4ghz uses 155 watts but the fx-8150 uses 223 watts at full load?
Remember
Intel 4 cores = 155 watts
AMD 8 cores = 223 watts

More cores = more power *requirements
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Maybe I should just buy an FX-8150 and a matching board and do the tests myself...so we can put this all to rest...
I say do it. I would if they had them in stock at MC, maybe by this weekend. I'd like to see how the FX 8150 does with SLI, not just crossfire.
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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post
And you can't figure out that there is some issue with drivers/setup, etc? So I guess the Hardware Heaven guys are pure genius, because they figured out how to make the FX play that game better than a 2600. You go ahead and set up your system the way those reviewers reviewers did, and I will set mine up like the HH reviewers did, deal?
I found more than 3 reviews with issues with this single game and CPU,

hardware heaven did find a way to make the FX look good, they simply picked a gameplay situation clearly limited by the GPU they used, and not to anyone surprise the FX performed exactly as any other "good enough" CPU for that situation, like the 2600, now wouldn't be interesting if they had included the 2500, 2400, PII and so on?
this is quite obvious, but whatever, there are plenty of other tests, if you only care about one, GPU limited test, OK.
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the reviews on hardware heaven are using a ASRock 990FX Extreme4 and the 8150 is ahead of the 2600k in some tests............ wonder if there is a problem with the crosshair V that every other review site is using ???????? idk
This may very well be the case. Another thing I am seeing is that FX seems to perform best when using a pure Scorpius system. The really trash reviews I have seen are all using Nvidea cards. My honest guess is that at least some of these reviews are done with intentionally bad setups.
    
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Keep posting GPU limited benchmarks.

LIKE A BAUS.
In what world is this not a result? Do you really think more people have more than one GPU?
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I found more than 3 reviews with issues with this single game and CPU,

hardware heaven did find a way to make the FX look good, they simply picked a gameplay situation clearly limited by the GPU they used, and not to anyone surprise the FX performed exactly as any other "good enough" CPU for that situation, like the 2600, now wouldn't be interesting if they had included the 2500, 2400, PII and so on?
this is quite obvious, but whatever, there are plenty of other tests, if you only care about one, GPU limited test, OK.
I don't play tests, I play games, and the FX kicks butt at gaming. Any other questions?
    
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its strange that Shogun2 shows amd doing better, but i dont believe its CPU intensive, it uses more GPU i think.
im pretty sure most,if not all, rts games are cpu intensive.
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Originally Posted by Slappy Mcgee View Post
Remember
Intel 4 cores = 155 watts
AMD 8 cores = 223 watts

More cores = more power *requirements
Yet intel's 4, lower-power usage cores outperform AMD's 8 gas guzzlers.
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im pretty sure most,if not all, rts games are cpu intensive.
Yes RTS games are indeed the CPU hogs of the gaming world, and this is also the genre I generally play. This is why I posted the Shogun2 results. It was pretty funny to immediately see the " Shogun2 is GPU limited! Test is blargh!" posts the moment I posted that, even though it is one of the most CPU intensive games in existence.
    
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Remember
Intel 4 cores = 155 watts
AMD 8 cores = 223 watts

More cores = more power *requirements
So...my sig rig psu isn't enough for a 8150 oc'ed?
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