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After reading some review, and seeing as how the FX-8120/50 are priced around the 2500k, exactly what audience is Bulldozer marketed to? Gamers? Average users? Enthusiasts? Business? The only audience I see actually utilizing this is the video/photo editing crowd. If so, this is hardly a competitive product at this price point.

Am I right? Please correct me if I am wrong...
It isn't competitive at all really. Pretty much every reviews done (except one, which is flawed) paints an ugly picture. Even AMD is asking for help from reviewers on how to make this launch look less terrible.
    
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After reading some review, and seeing as how the FX-8120/50 are priced around the 2500k, exactly what audience is Bulldozer marketed to? Gamers? Average users? Enthusiasts? Business? The only audience I see actually utilizing this is the video/photo editing crowd. If so, this is hardly a competitive product at this price point.

Am I right? Please correct me if I am wrong...
The server market at best.

In any other instance it just fails.
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After reading some review, and seeing as how the FX-8120/50 are priced around the 2500k, exactly what audience is Bulldozer marketed to? Gamers? Average users? Enthusiasts? Business? The only audience I see actually utilizing this is the video/photo editing crowd. If so, this is hardly a competitive product at this price point.

Am I right? Please correct me if I am wrong...
Yea that's about right, and that's what everyone is complaining about. The only point I can see to Bulldozer was if this new architecture opens them up for big and sweeping changes over the next few years, where the Phenom might have hit a brick wall, but that's still no reason to purchase a Bulldozer now.
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The server market at best.

In any other instance it just fails.
Or some OEM machine from Dell, HP junks. Tagline, 8 cores = awesome! Marketing scheme, more core means you can do more and faster... in some sense yes but it fails to deliver in real performance.
 
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The server market at best.

In any other instance it just fails.
Power usage is way too high for servers.

It would make an awesome dedicated winzip machine though, hahah. Except not every review has it on top. So maybe it would make a dedicated winzip machine for certain files.
    
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Yea that's about right, and that's what everyone is complaining about. The only point I can see to Bulldozer was if this new architecture opens them up for big and sweeping changes over the next few years, where the Phenom might have hit a brick wall, but that's still no reason to purchase a Bulldozer now.
I read something in the Anand Tech review about how Windows 7 scheduler isn't optimized for Bulldozer's modules. How significant would a tweak to the scheduler for Bulldozer's modules be in terms of performance?
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So having top scores in the latest games now constitutes "eating crow"? Piling on the Intel bandwagon is easy, sticking up for AMD is hard. It is a phenomenom called "rooting for the underdog".
Lol at having "top scores" by 3 just fps in a non-repeatable MP environment with tons of different variables that are impossible to account for. You go ahead and buy an 8150 based solely on the fact that out of hundreds of benches performed you managed to find just a couple of flawed ones that make BD just on par with SB. The rest of us understand what a consensus of opinion is....
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I read something in the Anand Tech review about how Windows 7 scheduler isn't optimized for Bulldozer's modules. How significant would a tweak to the scheduler for Bulldozer's modules be in terms of performance?
It could make a noticeable difference, but probably not enough to justify purchasing one. Windows 7 has been out for quite awhile now, if that change is all it takes to give Bulldozer a decent boost you would think AMD would have already worked that out with Microsoft.
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Why do you keep bringing up this single benchmark to justify bulldozer's lackluster performance? This benchmark clearly shows that the game is gpu limited. Anyways, the mere 3 fps is probably within the margin of error.
Actually, all of the gaming benchmarks on the hardwareheaven review have the 8150P slightly ahead of a 2600k. That could easily be due to the slight impact on performance that Hyperthreading has (like 1-3%), though.
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It could make a noticeable difference, but probably not enough to justify purchasing one.
its more expensive at dollar per performance imo.
 
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