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I've been searching all over, and all ready asked in the Bulldozer review thread, but I'm just curious. Has anybody seen any benches with a 8150 and multiple GPU's?

I'm just wondering if they have gotten any better since the less than stellar phenom II multiple GPU results.

Thanks guys.
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No. The IPC is around 30% worse than Phenom II, so scaling is horrible.
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No. The IPC is around 30% worse than Phenom II, so scaling is horrible.
Care to back that up with proof? I'm having a hard time finding anyone that did a review using SLI/Crossfire.
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Care to back that up with proof? I'm having a hard time finding anyone that did a review using SLI/Crossfire.
Me too. Probably because AMD wants reviewers to showcase GPU bound games with a hd6970 that my i3 could keep up with. (like their little marketing video showing dirt3).

I was just hoping there may be a saving grace for AMD amidst this whole bulldozer debacle.
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vast majority of games cannot use more then 4 cores, SLI/CF or not. So scaling should be more or less like Phenom II x6, which means poor...
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I've been searching all over, and all ready asked in the Bulldozer review thread, but I'm just curious. Has anybody seen any benches with a 8150 and multiple GPU's?

I'm just wondering if they have gotten any better since the less than stellar phenom II multiple GPU results.

Thanks guys.
once i get my 8150, (dam u TD), ill post benches comparing a 1090@ 4ghz to a BD @ 4 ghz with 6870 crossfire.
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once i get my 8150, (dam u TD), ill post benches comparing a 1090@ 4ghz to a BD @ 4 ghz with 6870 crossfire.
Cool man, looking forward to it
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Care to back that up with proof? I'm having a hard time finding anyone that did a review using SLI/Crossfire.
No need to, really. GPU scaling depends on how good the CPU can pull through in games. In this case, it's going to be even worse than Phenom II.
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No need to, really. GPU scaling depends on how good the CPU can pull through in games. In this case, it's going to be even worse than Phenom II.
Cool man, although that makes me sad, I was hoping that maybe the 8 cores would help out with GPU scaling, but it seems that is not the case:

"Most games currently do not take advantage of more than two cores,so having a quad or six-core processor is really not as important as a processor that is more efficient at data processing and is capable of higher instruction per clock ratio. As our tests show, in many of today’s games, especially those that take advantage of latest DirectX 11 features such as PhysX and Tessellation, the Phenom processors is holding the system back. The greater instruction per clock efficiency on the Sandy Bridge processor allows the system to output as much as 20%."

Based on results I've seen the IPC of BD is worse than Phenom II, so I guess there is no hope for BD and GPU scaling
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No need to, really. GPU scaling depends on how good the CPU can pull through in games. In this case, it's going to be even worse than Phenom II.
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FX game performance is great in modern DX-11 games with high resolutions.

    
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