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LOL "performing equal" -- but sucking way more power, exactly how is that equal? Ever heard of the term "performance per watt"? Let me google that for you.

Make all the excuses you want but BD is DOA, brutha. You know it, I know it, the whole tech review internet knows it. We're talking layoffs and people jumping out of windows. Think I'm kidding?
lol, I don't care about performance per watt, I am not running a laptop here. I run my system full bore 24/7. Yes, it shows the inefficiencies that BD has but for us enthusiasts, performance per watt means next to nothing.

I also don't ever run my system at a paltry 1080 resolution, I am way beyond that, Brotha. I want to know where BD stands with high end GPUs, with high end resolutions and high end graphic settings if we are gonna discuss gaming. 1080p is so 2 years ago.

In the 'real world' most people don't sit around running benchmarks and overclocking their CPUs to the limits. They run at stock for everything. At stock, BD compares to a 2500K in rendering, encoding and other multi threaded apps just as it should being a multi core CPU. No one is gonna notice that their web browser opened 1/1000th of a second slower because single threaded performance is lower. At stock settings the CPU uses 125 (or 95) watts just like a Phenom II. From the review sites, at stock settings, cool n quiet actually work on BD compared to Thubans. It even does better than Intel's i5 series in some tests.
Edited by tout - 10/13/11 at 7:04am
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Dunno if posted already.

AMD FX-8150 vs. Intel i7-2600k CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Head-to-Head:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...ad/index1.html
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http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...ad/index1.html

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I walk away from this going, "why do we even have boards with more than two PCIe x16 slots on it?" - That's really disappointing. It's sad for AMD that the best machine for someone to install three HD 6970s into isn't an AMD based one, by a long way.
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prolly been posted but im not reading through 160 pages of arguing lol

why do the benches on the non asus boards look so much better across the board? hell even the power consumption is different on the boards problems with asus bios??

if it really does perform that well on non asus boards then i might look at picking up one
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Dunno if posted already.

AMD FX-8150 vs. Intel i7-2600k CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Head-to-Head:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...ad/index1.html
Cool man, thanks. I had been looking forward to seeing a test like this.

[edit]

After reading the review, I must say the FX 8150 did better than I thought it would, but still failed hard to max out multiple GPUs.

It looks like if you're a serious PC gamer, and want to build a multiple GPU setup the FX is not for you.
Edited by anubis1127 - 10/13/11 at 7:31am
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In what case would you need 3 6970s at 1920x1200 for gaming?
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In what case would you need 3 6970s at 1920x1200 for gaming?
They tested at 2560X1600 as well.
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Oh my god, the bottleneck hurts my eyes.
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In what case would you need 3 6970s at 1920x1200 for gaming?
Metro 2033.
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