Originally Posted by Fuell
Geez some people need to grow up, on both sides. Sure FX may be a let down for gamers and such, but for some people, its a great CPU.
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I mean, it keeps up with and sometimes beats both the 2500K and 2600K. But overall, I'd still say a letdown just because of its backwards progress for stuff like gaming and what most people would use a consumer CPU for... This chip was obviously designed for server and workstation workloads and that just rubs a lot of people the wrong way it seems... But when its in an environment that can take advantage to the architecture of the CPU, BD just shines.
So overall not that great and its overpriced, but it does have some kick in it... I just wanted it to be in a different way
Oh well... here's hoping AMD works out the kinks of a totally new arch on a new node and wish them the best of luck, we all need them to pull a rabbit out of a hat for the next showing, or performance will stall a little...
Workstations, but probably not servers. Cost saving is a huge factor in that. Bulldozer pretty much chucks AMD's previous "performance per watt" server strategy out the window.
The thing is, the 8150 performs better than the 2500k in many workstation applications, but in most cases it is handily beaten by the 2600k.