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if turning the 8150 into a quad core does indeed increase its performance then this feels just like the x2 555 calisto core that unlocks into a quad lol Amd failed again now we have to disable instead of unlock
Haha yeah I can't believe we have to disable cores to get good IPC...but crazier things have happened. I don't want to get my hopes up over nothing though...really need to see more numbers.
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The ppl wondering about the Integers and Modules and what not
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...-Threaded-Perf.
Wow, that explains a lot. The 4M/4C tests seem to fall in line with what I expected. IPC is actually higher than Phenom II once each integer core has a module's resources all to itself.

Still, it doesn't make sense to pay $220 for an 4M/8C and turn it into a 4M/4C, since performance is still much lower than Sandy Bridge.
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I have a feeling that the horrible power consumption is due to a shoddy 32nm process at GF. There is really no other way to explain it.
 
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The ppl wondering about the Integers and Modules and what not
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...-Threaded-Perf.
Ah thats the link I was talking about but the site was under maintenance when I tried to view it and then I went to school and what not.

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Damn it AMD. I trusted you, I was hoping for something phenomenal since early benchmarks were supposedly fake. I waited, and got myself a 990X board. And now this is what i see? I am very disappoint.

Still that doesnt mean I'll go Intel soon. I already spent money on this board, should I get a Phenom II x6?
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I have a feeling that the horrible power consumption is due to a shoddy 32nm process at GF. There is really no other way to explain it.
2B transistors at 4.6ghz, pretty sure that explains it. The 990X is on 32nm and it's load power consumption is only 25W less, at 4.5ghz (see [H]'s review). Just to clarify for anyone else I'm talking peak load power consumption. Disregarding performance, it seems reasonable.
 
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I have a feeling that the horrible power consumption is due to a shoddy 32nm process at GF. There is really no other way to explain it.
The horrible power consumption is due to it being an 8 integer core CPU with almost double the transistors of other CPU's, like the 2600K. Of course it is going to draw quite a bit of power, especially when overclocked. I think people are forgetting the massive transistor count these things are packing and 8 full integer cores. If you packed 4 more integer cores onto SB chips, they would draw just as much and most likely quite a bit more. Still doesn't account for the lackluster performance:watt mind you, just stating why it is using so much power most likely.

Edit: jrbroad77 beat me to it.
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I'm sorry but what is this? I've never seen any chart EVER that had the i7 920 at over 500 watts. And its pulling more watts than a 990x when the 990x has two more cores and is clocked even higher? WUT?
I've never seen such numbers either.



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Did you by chance take a look at BOTH of the BF3 charts?
In case you didn't here they are again:
Stock clocks:

Overclocked to 4.8GHz


Clearly a GPU bottleneck. If you think otherwise you are delusional. I fully expect this post to be ignored though.
Makes one wonder how they get more FPS AT stock vs Overclocked.

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Wow, that explains a lot. The 4M/4C tests seem to fall in line with what I expected. IPC is actually higher than Phenom II once each integer core has a module's resources all to itself.

Still, it doesn't make sense to pay $220 for an 4M/8C and turn it into a 4M/4C, since performance is still much lower than Sandy Bridge.
Imagine if AMD just made 4 strong cores?

But it doesn't have the same ring to it as the World's 1st 8 core CPU.
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The horrible power consumption is due to it being an 8 integer core CPU with almost double the transistors of other CPU's, like the 2600K. Of course it is going to draw quite a bit of power, especially when overclocked. I think people are forgetting the massive transistor count these things are packing and 8 full integer cores. If you packed 4 more integer cores onto SB chips, they would draw just as much and most likely quite a bit more. Still doesn't account for the lackluster performance:watt mind you, just stating why it is using so much power most likely.

Edit: jrbroad77 beat me to it.
The question is...with all that horsepower why is the bulldozer floundering? And can it be fixed?
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So right now, what?

Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer?
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