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Sad part is that they used a 5.2Ghz 2600K which in my book is considered Golden and its makes 1% of all 2600K. Most 8150 have been hitting 5Ghz so i dont see how they could not. Other thing i notices is that AMD is still using same chip-set and the internals of BD dont improve upon CFX and probably SLI scaling as i though it would. Having more then 2 Card with BD will only help in less then 20% of the game making it a pointless upgrade. Though some people argue about 120Hz gaming 95% of us still 60hz and AMD CPU is more then capable of delivering that.
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None of them have stock yet lol
Tigerdirect and Newegg had them yesterday
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Reading this makes me think AMD wasted 5 years

That just my opinion
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Sad part is that they used a 5.2Ghz 2600K which in my book is considered Golden and its makes 1% of all 2600K. Most 8150 have been hitting 5Ghz so i dont see how they could not. Other thing i notices is that AMD is still using same chip-set and the internals of BD dont improve upon CFX and probably SLI scaling as i though it would. Having more then 2 Card with BD will only help in less then 20% of the game making it a pointless upgrade. Though some people argue about 120Hz gaming 95% of us still 60hz and AMD CPU is more then capable of delivering that.
Dude.....seriously! How can ANYONE take this review seriously.

This has to be the one of the most lopsided tests I have ever seen.
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No thanks. I may only have a 60Hz (IPS) monitor, but I want the best performance I can get.
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In other games tested you would see a difference. Mafia, for instance has the 2600k supporting a 120Hz refresh rate for 3D gaming whereas the 8150 won't even approach 120Hz...

I don't doubt it and I totally smell what you are cooking. I don't disagree with SB's superiority in gaming.

My original reply was in response to the OP's graph and the OP's graph only.
    
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Are they really selling out that fast? Selling out of only a few processors isn't a great accomplishment, we have to know the initial stock before drawing any conclusions on how it is selling. Simply seeing an "out of stock" notification by a retailer could mean many things.
true, never crossed my mind that a company like newegg and tigerdirect would carry limited quantities of a item that is such a huge release and has been touted about for over a year.

On another note. people talking about how BD performance cant be increased should really look at the 2500k/2600k. during initial testing for the release date, 2500k/2600k were scoring within 14 points of each other in vantage and 100 points in 3dmark 11(while getting beat by the i7 950 and i7 875k) now they are scoring hundreds points more(almost 1000 for the 2600k) and beating the i7 950 and i7 875k, so again, how can BD performance not increase due to some magical driver when intel released the same magical driver that made there cpu's perform better.
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You make it sound like you're an enthusiast. If that's the case, BD shouldn't even be a consideration for you considering it's miserable performance in almost all cases, and it is grossly inefficient. If you want efficiency, go with Sandy Bridge, if you want best performance, go with Sandy Bridge or possibly a 990x (depending on what you use the CPU for), if you want best price/performance, go with Sandy Bridge. I'd like to say there's a good reason to go with Bulldozer, but I'm being entirely serious when I say I really cannot think of a good reason.

As was already posted on the last page, at extreme gaming settings Bulldozer fails even harder:
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/43...d/index14.html
FINALLY. Someone supports a 990x for performance. Woot. I feel like my 990x gets hated on more than loved.....

OT: Sandybridge still beats out BD and that's not even with SB-E on the table.
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Also forgot to mentioned considering they had 3-GPU they not test 1 and 2 cards also.
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In what case would you need 3 6970s at 1920x1200 for gaming?
where you dont want to spent 1grand on gpus for the next 5 years while maintaining 60 plus fps for the majority of those years ob max settings.
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