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Originally Posted by Dr. Zoidberg View Post
"The novel Bulldozer design of the FX-8150 seems to be light on performance per core, as our image editing test shows. This test is single-threaded, and the FX-8150 fared extremely poorly with a stock-speed score of 887. To put that into context, a Core 2 Duo E6700 is 13 per cent faster and a Core i5-2500K is almost twice as fast as the FX-8150 in this kind of situation."

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...8150-review/11

Bulldozer has trouble even keeping up with a dual core cpu made in 2006. I don't know how much worse than that it can get.
Cheer up it's not all bad! Piledriver should increase IPC by about 15% so AMD can finally knock off the 2006 core2duo's, in 2012!
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post #692 of 2308
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It won't. Performance per watt is atrocious. Server market is all about performance per watt.
True, but companies still bought the Netburst based Xeons didnt they lol

at a lower clock speed, like most server market chips, im sure Bulldozer evens out more.
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post #694 of 2308
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Originally Posted by djxput View Post
back on topic; I actually did find one review that was somewhat positive
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...onclusion.html

didnt look like they tested as well as some places thou - but again pretty much just skimmed the info (so many reviews).
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There are two areas where the FX-8150 excells though, those are gaming and overclocking.
Do they know something nobody else does? Oh wait, no they showed GPU bottlenecks. They are testing for CPU with all the graphics settings turned up... For some reason when there is a GPU bottleneck present, AMD systems are usually a few FPS higher. BD has worse IPC than Phenom II and games don't make full use of many cores. You want a few strong cores for games.

Nobody else seems to be able to get over 4.6ish GHz. I wonder if they overclocked at all or theyre just commenting on AMDs comments.
    
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Bulldozer could very well kill AMD, wait, I'll rephrase that, Bulldozer could very well be the end of the high end microprocessor business for AMD. They still have some great tech coming out of that company like the APUs and the graphics line, but a product that's been over 4 years in the making should look a lot better than this.

This won't force Intel to lower prices on sandy bridge so either AMD will have to lower their prices for Bulldozer or stop production on silicon that costs a lot more than Thuban/Deneb. They really need someone at the head of that company to really push the R&D and release products that make the competition sweat their balls off. They should have perfected the process until they had something competitive, no matter how many years it would've taken them.
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So...how many of you are planning to get BD? I know I'm just going for a 1100T.
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Ouch. You can tell he'd had enough of reviewing this @ 18:19, yet he had to trudge on through another 16 mins!

Otherwise good review though.
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Oh.

Well I guess I will be recommending that my friend goes with a 2500K for his new build then...

How disappointing.
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So...how many of you are planning to get BD? I know I'm just going for a 1100T.
Dude if you can you should just cut and run. Sell the 990FX and get whatever you can for it, then buy a 2500k.
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Reflex99 bought one earlier, I dunno.
check your emails. i just received an email from tigerdirect showcasing the new fx series. some pretty good bundled deals on there too.

just out of curiosity when did the Phenom IIs come down in price, dont recall checking too recently but $120 for a 955 on newegg.
    
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