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post #901 of 2308
Lookit guys, there are AMD fans that had high hopes for it and then there are Intel fans that would take any shortcoming as a sign AMD is going under. It gets to where I can pretty much go down and look at the signature and tell what type of remarks I'm going to see.

Bottom line for me is, there isn't enough data yet to make an informed decision. Plus the issue of 8 physical cores versus 8 virtual cores isn't ripe yet. Game developers are just now writing software that utilizes 4 cores, and this is why much of the benchmarking scores shouldn't be used to condemn this new processor. Add the fact that this is just the first release of a new architecture, and I think criticism is premature.

And to the Intel fans, a question: Where do you think Intel's pricing policy will go if AMD does go under and Intel gets a monopoly in the CPU market?

The right answer is up, way up.
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Saddest part about all this Bulldozer nonsense is AMD totally ruined the FX name for themselves. They should have named it Phenom 2.5.
 
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post #903 of 2308
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Bah more synthetic garbage. real world man, realworld apps.
Looks like you have already made your mind up on your next upgrade
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post #904 of 2308
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Bah more synthetic garbage. real world man, realworld apps.
How exactly is video encoding, LAME encoding, games, photoshop, winrar, 7zip, not real world?

Last time you posted handbrake. These are all similarly real world. People actually use these applications.
    
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Bah more synthetic garbage. real world man, realworld apps.
Give me one instance where Bulldozer is the superior chip in real world usage?

People keep saying this. If you're so confident that BD will be different in "real world usage", why do so many benchmarks not confirm this? Benchmarks are a measure of perceived performance. However, they are an indicator of how the chips will perform in the real world if given different scenarios.

I mean, if you (or anyone else) can provide evidence that BD performs better in "real world applications" I'll jump all over it. However, as it stands right now, it does nearly everything slow and while using more energy. That might be ok if the price was better... but it's not.

So, I'm going to wait for someone to prove that BD performs well in the "real world" because as it stands right now, it doesn't perform... at all.
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post #906 of 2308
I am trying to save my comments till later. I really don't want to say I am disappointed with what I am seeing and for me it wasn't about if AMD could surpass intel just wanted the new chips to be faster that the old chips even by 20% that would have made be happy. Well, I guess my 955 will do me till ......... sorry not going to 'intel'. NEVER!!!!
    
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I'm more interested in seeing the PPD these things will put out. If they're efficient in that department, especially compared to the 2600k, then it'd be worth a lot more if you wanted a powerful folder. Still there'd be the power consumption but at least that'd be one more thing going for it.
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I am surprised at how well AMDs stock is doing so far today. I expected it to tank when markets opened this morning, but the stock has remained pretty flat so far....
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post #909 of 2308
Quote:
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Bah more synthetic garbage. real world man, realworld apps.
Just incase my sarcasm metter is on the fritz today...you do see all those games listed there, right? How much more real world do you need? I'd like to see some compiling benchmarks, but that ussually mirrors the sysnthetic benchmarks.

And it doesn't matter what the memory was set at really...as long as the Intel CPU was the same. However, I am very sure on the OC testing they had the memory as fast as it can go.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/12/11 at 7:27am
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post #910 of 2308
omg!

source: hardware canucks: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-review-3.html



so it's true after all, huge bummer
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