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im really sad that this chips turns out to be so weak and power hungry i would have loved to see some competition...
+1, I was hoping for a new chip from AMD to upgrade the 965 in my gaming rig.
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^of course you would get attacked.
comparing a 6-core last-gen 3.3 GHz CPU with a 8-core just-released 4.6 GHz CPU
The fact that it's being compared to a last gen CPU, or the fact that it has less cores or whatever is completely irrelevant. The only thing that matters is the performance it gives for the price. I'm not defending Bulldozer, or its performance. I'm just merely pointing out how superfluous your bickering is.

And as for everyone being so butt-hurt because of Bulldozer - that's what you get for having ridiculous expectations.
Edited by GameBoy - 10/15/11 at 9:32am
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And as for everyone being so butt-hurt because of Bulldozer - that's what you get for having ridiculous expectations.
When people with X6's and X4's are calling it a side-grade at best, something is wrong. I wouldn't call those ridiculous expectations at all.
    
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Indeed, has nothing to do with high expecations, its just ridicolous if a company pulls out their new gen CPU that cant even beat their previous generation after 5 years of development.
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When people with X6's and X4's are calling it a side-grade at best, something is wrong. I wouldn't call those ridiculous expectations at all.
Bulldozer is just OK. I think it's mainly the inconsistent performance in software that's making it look worse. Considering AMD's position in the past few months/years, this kind of flaky launch was almost inevitable.

Hardware usually comes before software. And the Bulldozer architecture itself is pretty solid, so future AMD CPU's (revisions/die shrinks) based on it should be a lot better.
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Sadly for JF it's going to fall on deaf ears. I mean I got attacked for just showing that with 1866 RAM and a 4.6GHz clock the 8150 could almost match a stock clocked 980x in transcoding. I don't understand why people become so attached to companies or products. It's kind of scary.
Don't you find it a bit odd that AMD called out intel for the jiggawatts race and now they are doing exactly that? Surely you have to see how ridiculous this claim that if you clock BD at 4.6 GHz it is as good as the 980x.
 
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Don't you find it a bit odd that AMD called out intel for the jiggawatts race and now they are doing exactly that? Surely you have to see how ridiculous this claim that if you clock BD at 4.6 GHz it is as good as the 980x.
Who cares? It's just corporations being corporations. They all do it.
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When people with X6's and X4's are calling it a side-grade at best, something is wrong. I wouldn't call those ridiculous expectations at all.
Didn't people on the x58 platform call Sandy Bridge a side-grade at best?
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Didn't people on the x58 platform call Sandy Bridge a side-grade at best?
No, Sandy Bridge is faster, its just that for gaming x58 is fast enough.
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Didn't people on the x58 platform call Sandy Bridge a side-grade at best?
Ugh, that must be a pretty steep side slope then

Phenom to BD is a pretty steep side slope too ...... downwards (except encoding and Winrar)
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