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post #511 of 2308
I think it's safe to assume a Phenom II X8 on 32nm with 2B transistors would've performed better.

I think it's time to relegate AMD's Bulldozer design team strictly to the Llano/Fusion side, and take some of ATi's engineers to work on Bulldozer's successor.
Edited by jrbroad77 - 10/11/11 at 11:46pm
 
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post #512 of 2308
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"MOAR CORES (tm)" doesn't work for the majority of PC users (including gamers)
PC users are a secondary concern to workstation, server, and HPC markets.

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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post
So basically, for this:

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You'd need a 1000w PSU?
No.
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post #513 of 2308
Dear god, this is terrible.
This isn't even too little, too late, it's more like sucky, suck, suck.

They would have been better off die-shrinking Phenom II with a bit faster L3 cache. It's barely competing with the 1100T
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post #514 of 2308
I hope Piledriver does a better job, especially on Win8, but that's just me being optimistic. Glad I went with my 2500k.

I only really see BD as an alternative for someone who wants a minor upgrade/sidegrade on an existing 890/990 mobo, or someone who wants to OC really high on water, phase change, LN2 etc.
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I am just amazed at the power draw. I was wanting one for folding....Nope.
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post #516 of 2308

IGN apparently has a video about it.

Seems the 8150 iirc is gonna be bundled with a water kit? =o
   
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Quote:
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No.
Why not? Bit-Tech was showing nearly 600w usage with only the CPU being stressed at 4.8GHz.
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Quote:
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PC users are a secondary concern to workstation, server, and HPC markets.

No.
No??? I'd go with that just to be safe if adding a decent video card bumps power up to 800W!! And what if you OC the video card??

From Hardwarecanucks:
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In order to hit 4.5Ghz, we set the vCore to 1.50V with some light Load-Line Calibration (LLC). At this voltage, the processor heated up considerably, reaching well over 77°C when stress tested by Prime95 In-place large FFTs.

At these settings, the system is idling at around 195W, but when running the aforementioned Prime95 stress test, it pulls an immense 550W from the socket. If we also add a fully loaded GeForce GTX 460 1GB to the mix, that number spikes up to almost 800W.
post #519 of 2308
They locked the comments on their YouTube video displaying the Phenom I X8 "beating" Intel. Haha!
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Well, it looks like I'm going to keep this chip a little while longer. I don't see a need to switch to this. Bring on the next generation of chips!
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