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post #1991 of 2308
All I can say as someone who bought a motherboard with every intention of buying one of these chips is, I'm disappointed. I stuck with the original Phenom but I can't see me buying a bulldozer chip any time soon frown.gif
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The main drawback in this thread is people ranting unnecessarily about obvious drawbacks of BD.. The discussion has degraded down to the level of people just giving opinions like -- 'Its a Fail!' and not a word more...
People need to have a bit more introspection and explain their problem with BD's performance in words other than FAIL! or Massive FAIL!! or FAILDOZER and its likes..

Beside stating the obvious if you have anything more to add then please post or else just dont!!
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Originally Posted by mrcool63;15302891 
The main drawback in this thread is people ranting unnecessarily about obvious drawbacks of BD.. The discussion has degraded down to the level of people just giving opinions like -- 'Its a Fail!' and not a word more...
People need to have a bit more introspection and explain their problem with BD's performance in words other than FAIL! or Massive FAIL!! or FAILDOZER and its likes..

Beside stating the obvious if you have anything more to add then please post or else just dont!!

The main drawback of Bulldozer is that at stock it consumes 1.5x that of the i7 2600K

and @ clock rates that match the i7 2600K(4.9GHz) you are consuming 4x that of the stock i7 2600K and 3x the overclocked i7 2600K
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post #1994 of 2308
It just seems like bulldozer has so much more under the hood than any other processor, yet it is under performing relative to its transistor count and core count. I really wish AMD saw through all these bottlenecks in the architecture.
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I refer you to the below statement
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If you can buy an 8 core for the price of a four core then it will lag in anything that cannot make full use of its 8 cores..

If they could compete using a 4 core why would they have ever created an 8-core!!!
Simple logic buddy..
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Originally Posted by robbo2;15302854 
All I can say as someone who bought a motherboard with every intention of buying one of these chips is, I'm disappointed. I stuck with the original Phenom but I can't see me buying a bulldozer chip any time soon frown.gif

Just hold out for Piledriver, hopefully they improve the IPC (hoping >15%) and decrease power consumption.
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"It just seems like bulldozer has so much more under the hood than any other processor, yet it is under performing relative to its transistor count and core count. I really wish AMD saw through all these bottlenecks in the architecture."
Yeah, and hopefully this new architecture will be a great starting point, like a slow investment. But, I'm probably being 100 times too optimistic.
 
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;15303009 
Just hold out for Piledriver, hopefully they improve the IPC (hoping >15%) and decrease power consumption.

I'm not joining the 'I'm going to sell my board' bandwagon just yet. I have faith in the architecture but in all honesty I don't see it as much of an upgrade. I just hope Piledriver will iron out the bugs like Phenom II did smile.gif
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I refer you to the below statement



If they could compete using a 4 core why would they have ever created an 8-core!!!
Simple logic buddy..

Its not so simple. They COULD have shrunk Phenom II and gotten better performance out of it. But the thing is, they are focused more on server chips, and this is a server based chip for desktops. Its not that their R&D can't do it, its that it would cost them a lot more. I was going to say that their budget can't do it, but I don't know that. In the end, they are focused more on server chips and this is a chip that reflects that.
    
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