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post #671 of 2308
I really, really hope there are still optimizations to be had, otherwise AMD really ruined the FX line.

Makes my FX60 look like the last of the true FX line..
    
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What I don't understand is how AMD can explain that their module concept is better than Intel's hyper-threading technology when it isn't?

"As a result, Bulldozer cores do not just work at half the speed of Sandy Bridge cores. In addition to that the performance of the Bulldozer processor module with two cores is even lower than that of a single Sandy Bridge core with enabled Hyper-Threading technology."

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0_8.html#sect0
post #673 of 2308
After reading a little it isn't as bad as I thought. Still not impressive. A bigger disappointment than I thought it would be. I think after a price drop this will be perfect for builders. Calling it a flop will discourage people from the branding though. I think that in time this product will find its place and thrive. I'm still waiting for IvyBridge to release and then price drop so I'll probably build another X58 now.
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Such as?

Or is that the fanboy within speaking?
Fanboy? How so?

Well I look at that graph and I see an 8150 next to the i52500k.

As we can all see from today's benchmarks, and in the current state, the 8150 is so far away from the i52500k I wouldn't even call it an alternate choice. Especially with the power draw.

I'd recommend an PII X6 over the 8150.
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So in short

1: performance sucks
2: Ipc lower than thuban.
3: all chips use same silicon so they might even lose money on the 4core parts.


They should have shrunk thuban to 32nm, made some ipc improvements and clock that to 3800mhz-4000mhz stock.
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I really wondered what went on in the testing department the first time they benchmarked it. They had to know they were toast. Bet that was an unpleasant situation.
+1

Basically the problem is that no one, even Intel, expected Sandy Bridge to turn out to be as good as it was. AMD panicked and ended up worse than when they started Bulldozer.

AMD still has alot of great priced CPU's out there($60 Phenom X4 840 @MC) not including their APU's which I will buy for my next laptop.


The only problem in this thread is Intel owners spitting on AMD owners like they are dogs and that their company is garbage.

AMD prevented the Pentium 5
    
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Fanboy? How so?

Well I look at that graph and I see an 8150 next to the i52500k.

As we can all see from today's benchmarks, and in the current state, the 8150 is so far away from the i52500k I wouldn't even call it an alternate choice. Especially with the power draw.

I'd recommend an PII X6 over the 8150.
Oh ok I misinterpreted where you were going with that, I thought you were going to try and defend faildozer.

Fanboy jibe retracted.
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I'm just going to buy a 1100T...
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^You're just going to wait till new BIOS/Windows updates are out


Just pointing out something... When reviews refer to a single thread... Are they refering to a single module or a single thread on itself (half a FPU, two ALUS and a FMAC)?
   
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post #680 of 2308
Quote:
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Oh ok I misinterpreted where you were going with that, I thought you were going to try and defend faildozer.

Fanboy jibe retracted.
Haha all good dude

Poor post was poor on my behalf tbh.

EDIT: GL to anyone who does try defend the situation though. Seriously, GL.
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