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but how does that make sense

WTH was AMD up to the last few years??????????????
Hiring and firing CEOs.

Anyone who didn't see this coming is ignorant about the current state of Intel's market dominance and massive R&D budget.
    
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As a former socket 939 user, it's disturbingly sad that AMD's latest $269 processor can be beat by an i3-2100 that goes for $124 on Newegg right now...
So it turns out the "rumors" were true. Painfully so...
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Honestly I blame it on the motherboards... Who's to say they have the proper firmware installed on launch day.
common, do u think motherboard manufacturers didnt have cpu samples when they were writing those BIOSes or what?
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Never heard of cpu drivers you download until I heard about bulldozer.
    
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on the other hand Phenom II's dont seem such a bad buy anymore lol
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on the other hand Phenom II's dont seem such a bad buy anymore lol
Except the i3-2100 is faster than any of them.
    
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Never heard of cpu drivers you download until I heard about bulldozer.
lol, oh my. Quote of the day.
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post #38 of 62
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When it comes to pure gaming performance, I think the 2500k pulls ahead, but not by much in newer DX11 games, but sometimes it can and by a good margin.
Depends on your GPU setup.
Bulldozer is probably going to be a HUGE limit when running MGPU setups, just like the X6 Phenoms.
In normal cases, the SB's dont pull ahead by much compared to the X6 either; but once you run a multi gpu setup the X6 will end up being a huge bottleneck and easily falls behind by 30+%
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post #39 of 62
ya im not happy i was waiting for bulldozer to give me better crossfire performance...looks like i got a am3+ mobo for no reason...gonna now get a 2500k or 2600k
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Glad I didn't wait for BD to arrive. I went with the SB setup and I have the ability to go to Ivy Bridge if I need to (which I don't think).

I had this feeling that the 8 core marketing strategy was all blown-up. I mean c'mon, many people are only looking at those numbers. Like WAUW 8 coresssss and the overclocking record.... this must be awesome. I did that years ago but now....... now I know different. PEACE AND LOVE!
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