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Poll Results: Shocked by Bulldozer reviews?

 
  • 16% (60)
    Yes - I thought BD would be amazing
  • 27% (101)
    No - I knew BD wasnt going to challenge Sandy Bridge
  • 56% (207)
    Im suprised it is outperformed by older AMD chips!
368 Total Votes  
post #1 of 130
Thread Starter 
I dont wanna gloat or anything, but really...:



Those scores dont read well...stuff like video creation? Come on an 8 core processor should wipe the floor with one at half the amount of cores.

And bit techs review doesnt make for nice reading for potential buyers either - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...8150-review/13

I actually feel quite sorry for people who were lookin g forward to going out and upgrading to Bulldozer and I feel asthough AMD have let thier consumers down. But I was also one of those "intel fanboys" as you;ve dubbed me, who has been saying all along that BD was not going to be anything special.

Maybe its that AMD just doesnt have the right tools, or maybe its the fact they like to make things on the cheap. The CPU market like many others seems to be one of those, you get what you pay for scenarios?
post #2 of 130
Yes i'm surprised by most of the reviews. There are some positive reviews in the haystack of reviews though.
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This is already old. Just another member who wants the spotlight to say the same thing that the other five hundred have stated.
     
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This is already old. Just another member who wants the spotlight to say the same thing that the other five hundred have stated.
To be quite honest I was excited to see the £200 price tag and sub £150 price tag of an AM3 mobo, but as soon as I saw the review I thought otherwise.

Trust me, if the BD chips turned out to be really good performers, you would probably see a thread from me asking if my basket choices were any good for my new BD build.
post #5 of 130
I'm not shocked at all, just a bit disappointed that AMD failed so badly. If they had been competitive with Sandy Bridge it might have made Intel drop their prices.
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I'm happy as a consumer - I don't have to re-buy or feel like I'm missing out.. I feel sorry for AM3+ users. The 8 core (theoretically should demolish a 4 core) fails against the i5 for anything that requires sheer CPU power.. but what the kicker is, is that that WAS AMD's "new" architecture. It fails against Intels 2nd gen SB, without even talking about IB.

At the £200 price range.. I don't think it's even worth it as a Server/Workstation. If this is AMD's attempt at domination.. I'd happily take 4 fast cores than 8 slow ones.
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post #7 of 130
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I have added a Poll...the last question, Please dont take that as "its outperformed by ALL amd chips", Just take that as your suprised that some older amd chips outperform it in certain areas
Edited by $ilent - 10/12/11 at 12:27pm
post #8 of 130
they should have just dye shrunk thuban
post #9 of 130
Really pissed off at amd right now actually. It would be a decent chip if the IPC was even satisfactory. But it's not. Should have seen it coming with the longer pipelines and what not. It seems to me AMD's focus was the server market with this chip, and they thought they could just throw us the scraps left over and hype it up as an enthusiast chip. Really I think this is the future of AMD. Poor IPC, and continuing on in poor IPC's.
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post #10 of 130
AMD could of mitigated the effects of the lower IPC if Bulldozer was capable of easily hitting 5Ghz+ on air but thats not the case. As it stands Bulldozer is lucky to reach the same 4.5-4.7Ghz OC's that a 2500k/2600k average while also consuming twice the power under load and producing a lot more heat.
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