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I got tired of refreshing the main page over an hour ago. Let's see how Anand spins this debacle...
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Well after looking at the benches I'll be going 1155 or 2011. Still looking forward to the HD 7000 series though.
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Guys, please stop posting memes. It contributes nothing to the thread.
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Le flop.
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I suggest everyone give this a good read. It's fully possible that the reviewers might have missed a very important MS hotfix to fix a L1 cache bug.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...64#post4969164
You'd think AMD would have given the reviewers a heads-up about the patch so that their new CPU doesn't look any worse on the initial batch of reviews.

First impressions are important. Certainly AMD wouldn't have overlooked the patch?
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This is exactly what I am talking about. AMD has been the king of power consumption and price/performance. This chip is neither good on power or at a price that would make me buy it over a 2500k.
AMD hasn't been competitive in performance vs power consumption since 2004-2005.

Both first and second gen i7s murdered Phenom II in the performance/watt ratio.

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How could you expect this?
I can read.

Specifically, we have known a BD core was narrower than a Phenom core for over a year.

More recently, leaked benchmarks dating back at least a few months have shown results very similar to what we are seeing today.

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The single core performance is even down from the previous generation. No one expected that.
I and dozens of other people here anticipated this.

If you didn't, you haven't been paying attention.
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Wow....looks like I'll be going Intel for the first time ever next year and I've been building AMD rigs since Barton cores.
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AMD hasn't been competitive in performance vs power consumption since 2004-2005.

Both first and second gen i7s murdered Phenom II in the performance/watt ratio.



I can read.

Specifically, we have known a BD core was narrower than a Phenom core for over a year.



I and dozens of other people here anticipated this.

If you didn't, you haven't been paying attention.
I heard that bulldozer has 80% of the IPC Phenom had per core. Not too sure where I saw that though.
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I suggest everyone give this a good read. It's fully possible that the reviewers might have missed a very important MS hotfix to fix a L1 cache bug.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...64#post4969164
Maybe, but for me the biggest thing I wanted to see was how it did in games; apparently, there's no reason for me to upgrade from my quad core.
 
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Wow....looks like I'll be going Intel for the first time ever next year and I've been building AMD rigs since Barton cores.
Yeah, seriously this makes me 50% happy because I have Intel and 50% sad because I wanted 8 Cores of madness
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