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The only reason a Bulldozer based system would perform on par with an i5 or i7 simply has to do with the fact that most games today are GPU bound; I'll quote Tom's: "I don’t like the fact that AMD has to rely on other components bottlenecking performance to achieve parity, but that’s how this works."

Switch to one that's CPU limited, and...

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WoW? LOL
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post #12 of 62
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The FX-8150 is being released at $269.99; I can go pick up an i5-2500k for $100 (or 59%) less.

Does the 8150 offer 59% greater performance?
Actually it's about 26% slower:
    
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The FX-8150 is being released at $269.99; I can go pick up an i5-2500k for $100 (or 59%) less.

Does the 8150 offer 59% greater performance?
How the heck can you pick up the 2500k for $100? It's $270 here... And Intel motherboards are significantly more expensive than AMD ones.

Edit: CHV formula: $270, Maximux IV-z Extreme : $470
Is the 2500k worth $200 more for similar performance?
Got to count whole platform costs you know.
Edited by allikat - 10/11/11 at 11:55pm
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the fact that the 1100t beats the 8150 is enough to keep me away.
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How the heck can you pick up the 2500k for $100? It's $270 here... And Intel motherboards are significantly more expensive than AMD ones.

Edit: CHV formula: $270, Maximux IV-z Extreme : $470
Is the 2500k worth $200 more for similar performance?
Got to count whole platform costs you know.
You misread. $100 cheaper....

Newsflash buddy, you can get a $135 board from Intel, slap in a i5-2500K and beat the crap out of anything you put in that CHV.

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the fact that the 1100t beats the 8150 is enough to keep me away.
At least I don't have to change the name of my system.
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How the heck can you pick up the 2500k for $100? It's $270 here... And Intel motherboards are significantly more expensive than AMD ones.

Edit: CHV formula: $270, Maximux IV-z Extreme : $470
Is the 2500k worth $200 more for similar performance?
Got to count whole platform costs you know.
why would you get the most expensive 1155 motherboard??
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Whata disappointment. AMD blew it. I really wanted them to heat up the competition but apparently AMD expected that red boxes will make their cpu's faster.
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Whata disappointment. AMD blew it. I really wanted them to heat up the competition but apparently AMD expected that red boxes will make their cpu's faster.
At least you're not stuck with a AM3+ unlike others...
    
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How the heck can you pick up the 2500k for $100? It's $270 here... And Intel motherboards are significantly more expensive than AMD ones.

Edit: CHV formula: $270, Maximux IV-z Extreme : $470
Is the 2500k worth $200 more for similar performance?
Got to count whole platform costs you know.
$179 2500K + $349 CH IV = $528

$269 8150 + $200 Formula = $469

Not to mention the Crosshair has 4 PCI-E slots as opposed to AMD's 3. Oh and add a bigger PSU onto the AMD processors cost, because it sucks a lot more power than Intel.
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