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Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post
BIOS revision won't change anything to the how BD is built upon.
Since you seem to be so adept at recognizing how BIOS tweaks are useless, perhaps you would care to elaborate on why that is. I'll be waiting.
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Athlon III X8
lol, if they named it this they would of saved face
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post
BD is a dud. It is matched (and sometimes beaten) by the old X6 1100T, AMD's previous architecture.

Game over AMD. My next build will be intel based.
Enjoy paying an extra arm and a leg. Spending $200+ on a desktop CPU is ridiculous.
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I honestly didn't think it was possible to decrease performance and increase power consumption...
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so...1100T at 4.0GHz is a better option ??
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I am disappoint
guess my next rig will be SB
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Intel fanboys please hold your tongue, this is a sad day even for you, as it will mean higher prices for everyone.

AMD failing to compete with Intel's best is a bad thing for all of us, even if you don't buy AMD products, nobody here should be gloating or celebrating.
Not really, Intel always uses the same pricing scheme;

$200 - entry enthusiast - i5 750 -> i5 2500k
$300 - mid enthusiast - i7 920 -> i7 2600k
$600 - high enthusiast - i7 970 -> i7 3630k
$1000 - extreme edition - i7 990x -> i7 3980X

Intel kept these prices even when Sandy Bridge had no competition. Intel will keep the same prices for Ivy Bridge.

I wish some of AMD hardcore "supporters" on this forum would at least admit they were wrong.
Edited by born2bwild - 10/11/11 at 9:40pm
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I knew this was too good to be true! It's another failure on AMD's part! Another Pentium 4 incident!

Thanks for wasting our time AMD! Thanks for NOTHING!
     
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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.
They couldn't stop it. After all their marketing, they needed to release it to the public. That's why they delayed it so much.
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Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post
I think this sums it up perfectly.

Lower IPC compared to PII. Anyone looking to build AMD, should pick up Phenom instead lol. What a sad day to be AMD fans.
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this one graph really sends it home
I disagree. Per-core IPC is not everything.

Dollar for dollar the 8 core BD are appreciably better than Phenom II, and fairly comparable to Sandy Bridge in multi-threaded tasks.

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What I do not get is how AMD thought that this would be a good idea to release?
They couldn't not release it. They need to sell CPUs to stay in business.

Better to disappoint those with unrealistic expectations and get what they can for what they've got than to take the whole thing as a complete loss.
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