Exactly. All of these intel fanboys are blah blah blah flop, yet these BD CPUs' are, undeniably, AMD's fastest CPUs ever.
I've been wondering if you guys were also reading the same reviews.
The hell it does. But I suppose it's easier for people to believe that. Although you all might want to take a closer look at [H]'s game testing results
. At a 200 MHz lower OC , the BD chip (4600MHz) beat out even the OC'd i7 2600K (4800MHz) in 2 of the 3 games tested.
But I suppose it's easier to jump on the BD bashing bandwagon.
I think you're the one that's only focusing on the negative reviews and synthetic benchmarks that mean about squat in real world performance. Why not look at some realworld
testing. How's about this handbrake Video encoding test
? It always beats out the 2500K which has a 200MHz higher OC.
Intel has always stuck it to AMD. Intel is and has always been shady. When they decided on resource sharing, intel would always give AMD incomplete or bogus information. While AMD was forthright and honest.
As I said before, it's without a doubt that BD is AMD's fastest CPU to date. You can't deny it. Sure is single threaded apps it's not the greatest, but those are going to go by the wayside.
It also seems that a lot of the reviews contradict each other. In some, it shows BD doing very well against Intel in terms of encoding, and others it shows it performing very poorly.
However, I will say that I believe some of the reviews aren't performed correctly. I mean BD supports 1866MHz RAM, yet, even OC'd (not extreme) they're running it at 1600MHz. Secondly, like the Hardware Canucks review, they're using RipjawsX RAM, which is specifically
designed for SB.
There's a lot of inconsistencies, and ways of skewing results. I mean 3 sticks of RAM in one test? Really?
From the most part I can tell, that BD appears to be good for encoding and decent for gaming. It was eluded to in many reviews that Windows 7 and it's scheduler could very well play a big part in BD's poor performance, and it was said that this should be rectified in Windows 8. I also believe that once programs are optimized for it, then BD will show a marked improvement over its current results. Which in all honesty aren't bad, just not as good as some people had hoped.