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but he said it was gpu limited and what now is being said is that it is CPU limited.

contradict much?
Yea. He could have been more specific. On a dual core setup, the CPU is the limitation. Add in a couple more cores, and the limitation falls to the GPU.
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All i care is that BD can get close to or even 5ghz, with that my bottleneck will lessen.
I dont care if IPC is worse, but is 5ghz BD > 4ghz Phenom II x4?

If yes i'm buying. Dont care about clock for clock, almost none phenom II cant get near 4.5ghz.
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iirc i3 is a dual core though, so you just contradicted the arguement again....

sigh....
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All i care is that BD can get close to or even 5ghz, with that my bottleneck will lessen.
I dont care if IPC is worse, but is 5ghz BD > 4ghz Phenom II x4?

If yes i'm buying. Dont care about clock for clock, almost none phenom II cant get near 4.5ghz.
Just remember that the FX 8150 is a power hog to the max. That 5Ghz may be a little faster than a Phenom II quad core at 4Ghz, but you're going to be using a lot more power too.
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post #25 of 59
Your cores are quite a bit slower than the i3 cores.

Either way it doesn't matter, with the test setup they used the bottleneck was the gpu. The framerates were unplayable imo, the settings, lackluster. Needs MOAR >gpu< CORES.
    
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??

FX game performance is great in modern DX-11 games with high resolutions.

Test doesn't show anything other than that BF3 is very GPU limited.

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but he said it was gpu limited and what now is being said is that it is CPU limited.

contradict much?
Different limitations for different configurations and settings.

BF3 is fairly well threaded. If you don't have enough cores, or don't have fast enough cores, you will be CPU limited. Crank up graphics, you can shift the burden more to the GPU.

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then why does my system lag to hell on medium at only 1680x1050, with 100% CPU usage and only 60% gpu?
Because your GPU isn't the limiting factor at those settings, and you have a fairly slow dual-core.
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Cool man, I'll just copy/paste my response from the other thread you posted that in:

"Considering that graph doesn't show SLI, or Crossfire scaling I don't see how it's applicable to the conversation.

I'd really like to see some benches of a FX chip with 2 or 3 hd6970's, or gtx580's comparing to i7's, i5's, and phenom II's."

I'm pretty sure my i3 could post similar numbers with whatever single GPU they used, as it seems their test is GPU bound anyway.
From Hard OCP regarding the BF3 test:

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In order to keep the game from being GPU limited we set back the resolution and settings. We ran this game at 1920x1200 with NO AA, and 16X AF with "Ultra" settings. Note that all AA was off, including deferred MSAA and Post AA. Our average framerates were at an acceptable level of gameplay performance for competitive BF3 gamers with these settings.
Eventually you guys are going to have to come to grips with the fact that the FX CPUs are going to be beasty gamers. And yes, my post has relevance as it was being stated that FX perofrm badly in games with 1 card therefore they must suck at 2, when the reality is they kick butt at high resolution DX-11 gaming.


    
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E8500 VS Bulldozer
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/55?vs=434
For 2 core optimized games, E8500 beats Bulldozer easily. Even in some benches.
Here 2500K VS Bulldozer http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434

We can easily say from those, Bulldozer is piece of sh**
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Eventually you guys are going to have to come to grips with the fact that the FX CPUs are going to be beasty gamers.
Eventually you are going to have come to terms with the fact that you are completely deluded.

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And yes, my post has relevance as it was being stated that FX perofrm badly in games with 1 card therefore they must suck at 2, when the reality is they kick butt at high resolution DX-11 gaming.
You have only posted the most cherry picked benchmarks you could find.

I see one benchmark from a completely GPU limited scenario, and one benchmark from HardwareHeaven, who only benchmarked the tiny fraction of games they could find where BD can actually match SB.

The overwhelming majority of games, tested by the overwhelming majority of review sites, show Bulldozer losing, generally badly.

Bulldozer is a foolish choice for a gaming system.
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Eventually you are going to have come to terms with the fact that you are completely deluded.



You have only posted the most cherry picked benchmarks you could find.

I see one benchmark from a completely GPU limited scenario, and one benchmark from HardwareHeaven, who only benchmarked the tiny fraction of games they could find where BD can actually match SB.

The overwhelming majority of games, tested by the overwhelming majority of review sites, show Bulldozer losing, generally badly.

Bulldozer is a foolish choice for a gaming system.
I am not deluded, but thank you for your concern.

FX is doing great, and Intels Gazillion dollar budget for advertising is doing even better at making people think it isn't.

The few review sites brave (or naive?) enough to not go along with the AMD bashwagon show the FX doing great in what most people care about : Gaming.
    
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