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unless it does 5.8GHz on air it's not worth it... plus power would go through the roof

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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Seems like OCN got most of those then.
yeah every time I see 4.8/5/5.3GHz in a 2500/2600k sig, they must be wizards
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post #83 of 98
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lol'd.

SB can be overclocked to 5.1 on air. The quotes ive seen are 4.7 on air for BD. Keep in mind that this is an 8 core processor, I think its before its time. Compare the 990x to a SB, even at 4.6 the 6core 990x still wins in some benchmark tests vs. a 5.1 SB because those tests are optimized for higher core processors.
That's the exception not the rule bud. I have owned like 5 different SB chips and my SA couldn't keep them cool enough for 5GHz+ operation 24/7.
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>the point where i give up on trying to explain that bulldozer wasn't supposed to compete with Sandy Bridge
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A better core design starts with better per-core performance.

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Originally Posted by Hobybobag View Post
>the point where i give up on trying to explain that bulldozer wasn't supposed to compete with Sandy Bridge
Right. BD wasn't supposed to compete with competition.

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Originally Posted by Grlzzly View Post
And added more cores.



Wouldve worked.

EDIT: This thread is getting so locked. lol
Edited by BlackVenom - 10/12/11 at 9:45pm
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>the point where i give up on trying to explain that bulldozer wasn't supposed to compete with Sandy Bridge
It was suppoed to compete with Nehelam. Unfortunately it can barely compete with Conroe lol.

And it's priced to compete with SB so i don't know where you're going.
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>the point where i give up on trying to explain that bulldozer wasn't supposed to compete with Sandy Bridge
Then what is it supposed to compete with? Wolfdale? I think core2quad has a chance against it besides power consumption
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it was suppoed to compete with nehelam. Unfortunately it can barely compete with conroe lol.

And it's priced to compete with sb so i don't know where you're going.
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It was supposed to compete with sandy bridge. You didn't check the videos? They were pitting the FX 8150 against the 2500k, 2600k and even the 980x. And it wasn't supposed to compete?


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Thats one of them

my other point is that the entire purpose of this chip was the higher possible clock rates, and everybody keeps looking at benchmarks at stock frequency and saying 'man this thing sucks'
Quite a few of the reviews OCed to 4.6
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