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it is indeed disheartening to hear that amd has launched a product that does not outperform its predecessors in some applications. However, given the fact that this is the initial launch of the product, any possibility that the future bulldozer cores could be better? or could this be the best that we will see?
the biggest difference from batch to batch tends to be how well they overclock and their stability, the core performance of the chip will probably not change. like how one person that gets a phenom II x4 to 4.2ghz and the next guy cant get his past 3.7ghz. or 2 different consumers by a sandy bridge and one guy can hit 5ghz without breaking a sweat and the other cant hit 4.6 and keep it stable.

you will more than likely see very minimal difference in core performance from batch to batch. who knows though, AMD couldve sent out the wrong batch to the review sites. but that dosnt account for its massive power draw, and still bottlenecking gpus.
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it is indeed disheartening to hear that amd has launched a product that does not outperform its predecessors in some applications. However, given the fact that this is the initial launch of the product, any possibility that the future bulldozer cores could be better? or could this be the best that we will see?
Slides seem to estimate that the next iteration of Bulldozer, codenamed Piledriver, will be roughly a 10 percent increase in performance, which sadly, would make it about as strong as a Phenom in terms of gaming or single threaded performance.
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Its a sad day for AMD fans... been waiting so long for this bad boy and it turns out its an epic failure! Oh well, will just have to hang tight till a processor worth buying comes out, or just grab a 1100T as I have been itching for one a long time haha!
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post #14 of 24
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I recently setup a 2nd system (Asus ROG 990FX mobo and a phenom 955 BE) for gaming, light photoshop usage and photo editing. The main intention was also to go bulldozer after its release. However, with the current launch of the product and the reviews which have been released. Is it worthwhile to upgrade to bulldozer?? Although working on an older architecture, the thuban 1100T seems to be of comparable performance overall in many instances, any reasons to go bulldozer then??
Just sell it and cut your losses.

If you want a decent upgrade to justify spending more money you'll have to go 2500k.
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Thuban/Deneb > Bulldozer
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Its a sad day for AMD fans... been waiting so long for this bad boy and it turns out its an epic failure! Oh well, will just have to hang tight till a processor worth buying comes out, or just grab a 1100T as I have been itching for one a long time haha!
True but look at it this way... People running with the Phenom architecture still have respectable rigs at a great price point. That's still plenty to be happy about.
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Just sell it and cut your losses.

If you want a decent upgrade to justify spending more money you'll have to go 2500k.
unfortunately this may be the case for alot of individuals. if you can manage to sell the cpu and board you have in the rig, you could justify the upgrade due to the price of a cheap p67/z68 board compared to a 990x and that the 2500k is roughly $40 cheaper than the BD.
    
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True but look at it this way... People running with the Phenom architecture still have respectable rigs at a great price point. That's still plenty to be happy about.
Im sure happy with my rig
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if you are a gamer all Phenom II's are better.
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if you are a gamer all Phenom II's are better.
and they arnt going to hold back your 560 ti hawk. and you wont need to worry about upgrading your PSU.
    
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