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- because if we all switch, you dont have where to come(AMD forum) to flex your muscle.
- because after I paid $1000 for an Intel CPU, I couldn't use it with a newer mobo.

Now, you can remove your heatsinks and kiss your beloved Sandys.
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post #52 of 88
By January if I get a job, I'm going Intel.
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Originally Posted by Xtreme21 View Post
Averaging the results from the numerous benchmarks I've seen.. it still gets destroyed.
You're missing the point. That review was done on the ASRock board vs 95%+ the rest of the benchmarks done on the Asus. This is where the idea that the Asus may need a BIOS update or microcode update or similar as the performance difference is quite noticeable.

You're also missing the "N" from San Antonio
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post #54 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
Synthetic benchmarks are just that, synthetic. I'll see how BD works for me in the real world.
Most of these benchmarks are not synthetic...

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Originally Posted by Xtreme21 View Post
Source? Every single benchmark I've seen the 8150 gets destroyed by the cheaper 2500k.
There are a few areas where the 8120/8150 beat the 2500k by a significant margin, and match the 2600k.

I wouldn't mind a dedicated encoding box based on a BD eight-core.

Quote:
Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post
Numbers with no units or explanations. Sometimes higher is better, and sometimes lower is better? Not very helpful. Would you please elaborate?
The chart is pretty clear, anything in red is where the 8150 is doing worse.

The original article has more details.
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post #55 of 88
This thread is probably going too fast for me to catch up, but I want to share my thoughts...

I've used AMD for the past 10 years. I don't love AMD, I just admire innovation and hate blue mob tactics. There was a time where Asus AMD boards had to be sold in white packages because otherwise Intel would sue or not sell chipsets to Asus. Intel advertised its processors (P2, P3 and IIRC P4 too) as "internet accelerators".

With AMD I could finally buy a computer that performed well in games. Then I had great moments, like overclocking a tbred B more than 800MHz thanks to the ability of a wonderful nForce 2 motherboard that unlocked multipliers. With the nForce series desktop pcs got a modern interconnection architecture (HT and dual channel DDR), and great onboard sound.

Then AMD released the first x86 64bit processor. Intel did not bet on extending x86 to 64 bits, that was done by AMD alone. That was against Itanic.

Now who was the first company to release a real dual core desktop cpu? with virtualisation support? And the first real quad core? And with integrated memory controller.

Why I stick with AMD? I don't know if my next CPU will be AMD, but I'm not giving Intel my money.

PS: I have to do this.


PS2: For those of us who remember THG for its biased reviews... Tom's Hardware Bribe.
Edited by cloppy007 - 10/12/11 at 2:52pm
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post #56 of 88
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Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post
Numbers with no units or explanations. Sometimes higher is better, and sometimes lower is better? Not very helpful. Would you please elaborate?
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post #57 of 88
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Originally Posted by cloppy007 View Post
This thread is probably going too fast for me to catch up, but I want to share my thoughts...

I've used AMD for the past 10 years. I don't love AMD, I just admire innovation and hate blue mob tactics. There was a time where Asus AMD boards had to be sold in white packages because otherwise Intel would sue or not sell chipsets to Asus. Intel advertised its processors (P2, P3 and IIRC P4 too) as "internet accelerators".

With AMD I could finally buy a computer that performed well in games. Then I had great moments, like overclocking a tbred B more than 800MHz thanks to the ability of a wonderful nForce 2 motherboard that unlocked multipliers. With the nForce series desktop pcs got a modern interconnection architecture (HT and dual channel DDR), and great onboard sound.

Then AMD released the first x86 64bit processor. Intel did not bet on extending x86 to 64 bits, that was done by AMD alone. That was against Itanic.

Now who was the first company to release a real dual core desktop cpu? with virtualisation support? And the first real quad core? And with integrated memory controller.

Why I stick with AMD? I don't know if my next CPU will be AMD, but I'm not giving Intel my money.

PS: I have to do this.
So you don't buy something that has better performance and cost based on principle? You're sillier, and richer than I am~ <3

Quote:
Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post
Now, you can remove your heatsinks and kiss your beloved Sandys.
I just did~ got thermal paste all over my lips now~ XD
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I'm thinking that a mild OC and a couple of nice gpu's and itll make a really nice folding machine!
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post #59 of 88
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Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
Synthetic benchmarks are just that, synthetic. I'll see how BD works for me in the real world.
this guy has a better chip than mine! that awesome new technology!
oh wait..back then..amd was a pretty good company..and each chip was better than the last there's no way i'm plunking down $200 for a chip that's not as good as my current one..that makes absolutely NO sense! however..i did drop $135 on a fx4100
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/12/11 at 2:53pm
 
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So you don't buy something that has better performance and cost based on principle? You're sillier, and richer than I am~ <3



I just did~ got thermal paste all over my lips now~ XD
oh..you forgot to turn it on!
 
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