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Thanks didnt think of that
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I love my phenom II 955be a 4.0ghz.

I LOVE IT

The only problem is, is that I run 3 6970's, needless to say I am EXTREMELY cpu limited, pulling max 40% from all cards.

Will FX-8150 change things for me? Im not looking for more speed, im not looking for more processing power, Im just wanting to know will my cards still bottleneck on this thing.

If I can run 3 6970's w/o bottleneck, thats a 100% surefire reason for me to buy BD. It doesnt matter if it doesnt beat the Intel chips in performance, because I didnt need it to. All I need is for my CPU to no longer be a bottleneck on my system.

What do you guys think?
Were on the same boat.. except im going to get SB 2500k to get rid of my CPU bottleneck
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X4 965@ 4.2Ghz I get 55% usage on each card in 3dmark vantage and most games like BFBC2. I5 2500k@ 4.0 Ghz I get 100% usage in a any game I play on each GPU
    
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OP,

Since the thread has obviously derailed into PSU arguments, let me help you.

After reading all the reviews on BD, I'd say you're better just keeping what you have, or selling the Mobo+CPU and picking up a 2500k+Mobo. Guaranteed to alleviate your issues.

Waiting on the next Bulldozer iteration will probably not be in your best interest, and judging from AMD's LOOOOOONG track record of providing lackluster performing chips, it's safe to assume the next one won't be anything special.

Also, the 2500k is CHEAPER than the 8150FX and P67 Mobos can be had for $200 or less that will net you 4GHz+ easily!


Your choice, but I think it's pretty clear cut.

Good luck man!
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I don't get why OP and others think single-thread performance is not important for the server market. Take SPARC for example, it is a high performance processor dedicated to the server market. The very first new enhancement Oracle/SUN advertises on their brand new 8-core SPARC T-4 is
"The SPARC T4 processor automatically switches to single-thread mode when only a single thread is active, dedicating all resources to that thread's execution.

...
5x improvement in single thread and 7x increase in floating point performance"

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/se...res/index.html
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann View Post
I ALWAYS run 24xeq Edge Detect Super Sample AA, 16X anisotropy, triple buffering,no vsync max mipmap, max everything.All settings set to Improve instead of Override... Why do you think I have 6gb VRAM?

I understand I shouldnt have bought these gpu's on a weak platform, but I was really expecting better from BD.

An example, I can use the above settings on the witcher 2 and bull around 75fps in 1080p W/O ubersampling, ubersampling KILLS my fps down to 25....
no problem there man, it happened to a lot pf people, me included..

1 easy fix is to go Eyefinity man: put those cards to some real workout !!
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