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I'd get a 2500k until like may 2012 when they have all these bugs sorted out(like gtx 400 graphics drivers) then get bulldozer

nvidia couldn't touch the 5870 even with a gtx 480 at launch... 4 months later it spanked it due to driver improvements
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
To be fair, anything is fully possible right now. Bulldozer could be a complete and utter dud, and we may never see anything better come of it. However it could be fixable.

Yet again, you are correct though. The FX8120 is obviously higher leakage than the 8150 is (at least the majority). That's the way things have always been though.
...but the odd thing is that both have unlocked multipliers.
One would expect the 8120 to have a locked multi.

Some people may say...
"Well the 1090T and 1100T both have unlocked multipliers, so what?"

Both SKUs weren't released at the same time.
AMD had to mature the process (took several months).

I think the super high power draw at 4.5 GHz has to do with the process more than the architecture.
Edited by Evil Penguin - 10/13/11 at 3:14am
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Excellent post. I would rep you if I could.

I do hope there was some huge mistake that was made and it's a quick easy fix, however unlikely that is.
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btw I repped you. forum noobs...
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btw I repped you. forum noobs...


Rep is honestly meaningless anyway to me. Has been for years now.
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Also worth remembering, is that the 990 platform returns SLI to AMD, which is worth an upgrade to some of us, even if we don't swap to BD chips. I for one, welcome the way out of the SLI hack hell.

If nothing else, these chips allow a few quick HWBot points
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Also worth remembering, is that the 990 platform returns SLI to AMD, which is worth an upgrade to some of us, even if we don't swap to BD chips. I for one, welcome the way out of the SLI hack hell.

If nothing else, these chips allow a few quick HWBot points
That's a VERY good point, that I think a lot of people have forgotten too. I'll admit, I forgot all about that myself.

And yay! More HWBot points for team OCN??!!??
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Wish i could rep you! Shined the light in my brain and attitude towards BD after the preliminary benchmarks.
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Subbed! will be helpful to keep up with any news/developments if its all in one thread, + imaginary rep from me as well
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That's a VERY good point, that I think a lot of people have forgotten too. I'll admit, I forgot all about that myself.

And yay! More HWBot points for team OCN??!!??
Those of us with SLI setups on AMD remember the hack... the 990 SLI license made me squeal with delight. If I get the money sometime soon, I'll go up to a CHV from CHIII, if only to get native SLI support. After that, I plan on trying BD, and slapping it around with a decent clock for OCN's HWBot. No real point with my current setup as 4Ghz quad core 555BE scores are pretty common.

Moving to something much more uncommon, like say, a quad core BD will net a LOT more points.
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