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post #191 of 2308
just read the canucks review...



not pretty...
 
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post #192 of 2308
What I do not get is how AMD thought that this would be a good idea to release? I guess it was a case of Damocles Sword...if you do not release it or if you release it either way you get hammered on public's opinion...I guess the the latter was calculated to be a "lesser" hit.

It's really said...and I feel horrible for AMD. I actually mean that genuinely. This chip was just not ready for prime-time.
Edited by dejanh - 10/11/11 at 9:32pm
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post #193 of 2308
Quote:
Originally Posted by radaja View Post
this one graph really sends it home

wow! -_-
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post #195 of 2308
Quote:
Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post
Why does everything regarding CPUs and GPUs have to end up being pushed towards some internet pissing match?

OT: Pretty underwhelming on a whole. Perhaps some kind of BIOS revision will improve.... whatever the hell it is that's causing such a huge "meh" degree of performance. In any case, the preliminary reviews most certainly wiggle the FX closer to my "not buying" list. I'll wait to see what happens when some members here get a hold of some of these and start tinkering.

edit: I think the biggest portion of people who really wanted to see BD succeed are those who were hoping for a drop-in solution on their existing mobo to bring them closer to SB performance levels. "Fanboys" can argue all they want, while the rest of the adults lean back and form objective opinions based on current and upcoming information.
Nothing software is causing this kind of performance. BIOS revision won't change anything. It's obvious the modules are creating a bottleneck. AMD wanted to experiment but it backfired.
 
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post #196 of 2308
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
I already bought my i5-2500k, I won't be paying anymore...

Not only that Intel has had the same pricing regardless of what AMD was doing good or bad for as long as I can remember.
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Yes, but if AMD had come out with something better than what Intel had then prices of Intel CPUs would drop to compete, instead Intel doesn't have to do anything to compete. In fact, many speculations are that the upcoming Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge have been pushed back a bit because Intel has no reason to compete with their own existing line up.

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This makes me want to laugh in the face of everyone who constantly discredited the many very consistent leaks because they didn't want to accept that BD is really the Phenom II X8 and complete crap.
Nah, I would hope by now they realize how foolish they were being. If they don't they're even more hopeless than I originally thought.
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You dang right! Ivy Bridge is gonna be a premium. Good thing I got a good job.
^This. Although I would be surprised if Ivy Bridge was much more than the current SB line up. I still suspect the 2011 socket CPU's to be the high $$ ones.
post #198 of 2308
BD is a dud. It is matched (and sometimes beaten) by the old X6 1100T, AMD's previous architecture.

Suddenly, I feel like I have something special with my PhII 965BE... the last good AMD quad core.

Game over AMD. My next build will be intel based.
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They weren't kidding...their future is Fusion.
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PUREOC Review:

Bulldozer arrives amidst hype and expectations. Can it live up?

http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1376.html
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