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So wait, if it was GPU limited, wouldn't they have the exact same results? Yet the SB, even with a 200MHz higher clock, scores lower? Hmmm.... I believe there's something amiss here with your logic.
At that resolution any difference can be explained by the margin of error.
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Quite disappointed at the performance by giving that long wait. With a typical quad-chip is ‘good enough’ for most applications, I don’t see any urgency to upgrade unless price looks right. So at this point, AMD is still doing that ‘catch-up’ business. On the other hand, Intel just put a higher multi on SB such as 2700K etc. will easily contain the whole thing and continue pushing back the Ivy….
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So wait, if it was GPU limited, wouldn't they have the exact same results? Yet the SB, even with a 200MHz higher clock, scores lower? Hmmm.... I believe there's something amiss here with your logic.
Margin of error.
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So wait, if it was GPU limited, wouldn't they have the exact same results? Yet the SB, even with a 200MHz higher clock, scores lower? Hmmm.... I believe there's something amiss here with your logic.
2 frames is nothing. It's within the +/-.

Seems like a decent chip, though not much of an upgrade over current stuff. Seems like they made things over complicated with the architecture then it needed to be.

Not a horrible chip, but for the money Intel is the better option(unless you're a blind fanboy). Might get one of the cheaper options for a general use PC, just for the hell of it.
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So wait, if it was GPU limited, wouldn't they have the exact same results? Yet the SB, even with a 200MHz higher clock, scores lower? Hmmm.... I believe there's something amiss here with your logic.
No they wouldn't have the exact same results. This happens in every GPU limited review ever.
    
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The Bulldozer built the road, to be overlapped with a Sandy Bridge. Pretty soon, we are going to have an Ivy covered Bridge as well.

I am curious if any of the water cooling companies will make kits for this. I have a feeling they won't....even though these chips basically require water for high clocks.
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Although I see no logical reason for Bulldozer to impact any prices, I hope atleast it continues to push down the prices of AM3 Phenom II chips. Maybe retailers will still feel the need to get rid of 'older' tech.
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Excuse me?

AMD Operating Income 848 Million




Intel Operating Income 16 Billion

IDC....
you want to prove your point? show me what each company spent in R&D
Stop making excuses for them
Bottom line they worked 5+ years on architecture that is worse than their current
That=fail
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Well, glad I didn't wait for this. Guess it's an ok upgrade for those on Thubans.
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AMD: "I fell down some stairs."
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