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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...
I would not be surprised if we get some statements in the coming days from AMD. I simply cannot see them just sitting on the sideline going "I think that went well"...however, see my comment below.

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I didn't think it was possible to go backwards
Sometimes in life you need to take one step back to go two steps forward. Don't underestimate the value of that lesson, regardless of whether you want to apply it to AMD (int his case) or life in general.
Edited by dejanh - 10/11/11 at 9:43pm
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Overall I'm glad its out - however - I am disappointed in the performance numbers. AMD only having 4x FPU seems to be the major limiting factor on some of the benchmarks. The power consumption disappoints me. Overall I think it's a bit lackluster for the enthusiast crowd, but for business uses it ought to work out fairly well.

I'm glad they are taking a step forward in some areas, and software needs to be coded to take advantage of more cores for BD to really show its stuff. I'm also glad I didn't really upgrade to go BD - from the performance numbers I think I'll wait for Ivy Bridge to be released and attempt to snag either some 1366 hardware, or save the extra for the actual IB depending on what it can do.
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The results point at it being priced perfectly. It competes with the i5 2500k on price and performance. It clocks as well as the 2500k, and in many cases, further.

Solid, but not exactly world shattering. But it's shown AMD is capable of competing with Intel.
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I wanted it to be good, and waited patiently for these reviews but AMD just gets bear-mauled at the price point the 8150 is set at. Seriously, you will only buy it if you have either already invested 150+ into a 990FX mobo and want to get some performance out of it or have recently been inception'd into blindly believing AMD can do no wrong. Because a 2500K is better. Hands down.

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The results point at it being priced perfectly. It competes with the i5 2500k on price and performance. It clocks as well as the 2500k, and in many cases, further.

Solid, but not exactly world shattering. But it's shown AMD is capable of competing with Intel.
Look at anything other than games. Go look at the Hardwarecanucks review.
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isn't that fusion?
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The only way the 8150 will sell is if it's priced between 2500k and 2600k. It seems to outperform the 2500k, barely, not so much the 2600k...

The extra cores may come in handy for certain apps tho... so maybe it could be a success, just not as big as one people were expecting... But power draw is ridiculous.
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isn't that fusion?
yeah I saw the bright red box and thought it was FX lol
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Mind=Blown


DUDE! thats more than my GPU? HOW?

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Overall I'm glad its out - however - I am disappointed in the performance numbers. AMD only having 4x FPU seems to be the major limiting factor on some of the benchmarks. The power consumption disappoints me. Overall I think it's a bit lackluster for the enthusiast crowd, but for business uses it ought to work out fairly well.
No way, with that kind of a power consumption/performance most firms and businesses will go no where near BD. Why should the firm I work for deploy thousands of BD based platforms/servers so we can pay higher electricity bills while getting significantly less performance.
 
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That's all nice and stuff, except the fact that you're wrong of course.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/362?vs=50

The Phenom II X4 is better value than the Q9550, bottom line.


As for Bulldozer, hopefully it doesnt bottleneck like the X6 does in high end SLI/Xfire setups.
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