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Originally Posted by Sophath View Post
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.
Yeah, I know. That's why I said it Damocles Sword. You are damned if you do and damned if you don't. Not releasing would have probably been the final straw so this is better than nothing.

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Originally Posted by otakunorth View Post
The thing is bulldozer is a large architecture change, how it ended so badly? thats what i want to know

hopefully it ends up like the phenom 1
I'm looking at the engineers as well going like Did nobody run true test on this sucker along the way? Ultimately though maybe we are seeing AMD pulling a Press(hot) on us all...maybe the next iteration will really blow the lid off all of our expectations.
Edited by dejanh - 10/11/11 at 9:39pm
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it was $149 for two days about a week ago.
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Well darn unless something dramatically changes over the next few months it looks like I'll be getting a 2500k come Christmas time. It's more suited to my situation and uses. I'll have to make the drive out to the Microcenter by Detroit.

It will be interesting to see how Piledriver competes with Ivy Bridge, time will tell though.
Edited by Siegfried262 - 10/11/11 at 9:39pm
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Something just doesn't make sense here... How can you go backwards in performance? Maybe we need more through benchmarks, or a more thorough explanation from AMD... Something just isn't right...
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high tech legion gave it a gold award?
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Not really, Intel always uses the same prices;

$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.

I wish some of AMD users on this forum would at least admit they were wrong.
It's true that Intel is not the same company it once was when it screwed the Tech Industry. Even more so, it's true that AMD is certainly not the same company it was when Jerry Sanders was CEO.
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nvm
Edited by redalert - 10/11/11 at 9:44pm
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I didn't think it was possible to go backwards
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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.
Do you really believe a BIOS revision will suddenly turn the 30%-50% performance deficit (vs. the comparable Intel CPU)? The cores are narrower and share FPU. These modules are obviously creating a bottleneck.



4 core BD is slower than a 4 core PII... sometimes by a significant amount. IF you want to believe in the magical pony BIOS that will change those numbers, go right ahead and waste your money on a failing product.
 
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