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AMD fanboy here who will be building an Intel system in the near future. I guess it doesn't matter what's inside the case as long as it performs well but it's going to make me sad to break this silly emotional attachment I have to AMD.
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Bulldozer should be called Pentium 4 X8
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Originally Posted by geovas77 View Post
Here is a review considering Northbridge scaling, seems to scale but not nearly enough to rescue the chip imo.

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/ar...#axzz1aY4HupTU
Lol what is it with review sites not being transparent about settings? Madshrimps shows game benches without even a single word on the settings/resolution/quality used.
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Intel all the way ..

Sigh for AMD :/ !

Quote:
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bulldozer should be called pentium 4 x8
Epic !
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThePath View Post
Bulldozer should be called Pentium 4 X8
True, imagine Thuban with 8 cores and a die shrink... it would outperform Bulldozer by miles.
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So Samsung needs to buy AMD
Couldn't happen, such a merger would cause a shift in power and trigger anti trust laws.
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I got to post 200, and didn't see it posted, so: Anything and everything mentioned in this thread means absolutely squat. Got your attention? The bulk of a chip manufactures profit comes from sales that have nothing to do with what we do on this site. Is BD, thus far, a disappointment for us, the overclockers/enthusiasts? Yes. Is the average opening a gmail from Tigerdirect exclaiming 8 cores! New tech! Full rig! $500 gonna give two flips? Nope. AMD will be fine. <---- is the purpose of this post. Maybe one day they'll get it right and we can once again return to the glory days of my Athlon XP v. Netburst etc... For right now, revel in the goodness that is SB.

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Hitler's take (might be offensive if you're a serious person):

 
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At this point I honestly can't see anyone buying these chips for anything other than to play with. AMD literally could have put two more cores on the Phenom II X6 and released a better product.
yes they could have, and do you think they would have gotten any less hate?
This way they have released a new Architecture and are innovating.

Also, something else, has anyone else thought about when the Athlon 64s were first released, and they didn't have the best performance from the start but once things were optimized a little bit, they dominated Intel. Perhaps things haven't been optimized in the Windows Kernel or programs to fully utilize Bulldozer. Just a thought.
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It really isnt that huge of a fail though guys. For those of you building BF3 systems, you want this processor lol:


   
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