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post #31 of 65
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Based on the reviews I'm seeing, the BD chips should perform around a 2600k or slightly better IF it can only use multi-threaded apps. I haven't played with many projects, but the only one I've seen that's fully multi-threaded is SOME work units in Milkyway. Single threads may be behind even the old Intel 920 and AMD x4 chips.
I agree, the consensus seems to be this is more of a server-oriented chip, with slower single core performance. The only place where it does perform well (from the 3 or 4 reviews i've read) are very heavy multi-threaded appliations. I thought there was more than Milkyway that was multi-threaded, could be wrong there though. The one thing I think is important to remember that i didn't know until reading some reviews was that this chip isn't supposed to be a competitor to the i7, but it's more so a competitor with the i5. It was kind of cool to see my old 920 beat out the BD in some of the benchmarks though, made me feel better about my investment and my rig
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post #32 of 65
your telling me with a decent video card (gtx 460) its pulling 800 watts
thats crazy.
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post #33 of 65
Its stupid you have to upgrade for a damn cpu.Its too much!
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post #34 of 65
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I agree, the consensus seems to be this is more of a server-oriented chip, with slower single core performance. The only place where it does perform well (from the 3 or 4 reviews i've read) are very heavy multi-threaded appliations. I thought there was more than Milkyway that was multi-threaded, could be wrong there though. The one thing I think is important to remember that i didn't know until reading some reviews was that this chip isn't supposed to be a competitor to the i7, but it's more so a competitor with the i5. It was kind of cool to see my old 920 beat out the BD in some of the benchmarks though, made me feel better about my investment and my rig
Aqua used to be multi threaded, but it is now a retired project. Only a couple months ago is when they took it off. Now like you said, MW is the only one I know of other than F@H.

Tex, you need to get that chip so you can clear up how these chips really perform.
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post #35 of 65
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Its stupid you have to upgrade for a damn cpu.Its too much!
it's way cheaper than an i5-2500k and benchmarks so far show it's either performing at the same level or better than the 2500k. So you get a chip that was supposed to be the equivalent of the i5 for cheaper than the i5, and it's too much? Also, the beauty of BOINC is that you don't HAVE to upgrade your CPU to contribute to the projects. You can run old pentiums or x2s and still contribute, so really you don't HAVE to upgrade anything. If you are referring to having to upgrade a mobo, i think all AM3 mobos support BD, so you don't have to upgrade your mobo. I really don't understand your post, tbh...

::edit::i don't know what the heck i was thinking with the pricing...maybe i was thinking cheaper than i7...i dunno...either way, that was dumb on my part, it's not a big price difference between 8150 and i7...thanks for pointing that out angrybutcher
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post #36 of 65
Cheaper?? The 8150 is $280. 2500k is $220. 2600k is $315, on sale as low as $290 that I've seen.
 
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The 2600k can be had for $280 at MC. But this is really a mute point until we get some crunching numbers. Then compare it using a simple price/PPD ratio.

Once we do start getting some numbers, I feel that Tex's Chart thread is going to explode.
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Aqua used to be multi threaded, but it is now a retired project. Only a couple months ago is when they took it off. Now like you said, MW is the only one I know of other than F@H.

Tex, you need to get that chip so you can clear up how these chips really perform.
It shipped yesterday... Should have it soon.

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post #39 of 65
Both Renderfarm.fi and burp.renderfarming.net have multithreaded apps.

Both of these projects run projects submitted by 3D artists using a plug-in in Blender (renderfarm.fi). So, jobs are sometimes rare and the significance of these projects is questionable.
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tex, msg me.
    
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