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^ Well, power consumption goes up with voltage. Most of the time when you first release a product and have an overclocked comparison up, the overclocks are rather conservative and the voltage particularly high (higher than one would expect). It leaves me curious as to what actual consumption would be like in a real-life scenario with a more realistic, heavily tweaked overclock.
Fair enough.

But a better point, is that it takes so much power for so much underperformance. If it performed better the power consumption would be much less of a deal.
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i'm gonna clock the snot out of mine really..sandy bridge chips are $185 now?
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/14/11 at 8:22pm
 
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post #53 of 62
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Fair enough.

But a better point, is that it takes so much power for so much underperformance. If it performed better the power consumption would be much less of a deal.

I might disagree with you on a lot so far but this is one thing I definitely agree with you.


The power consumption at overclock is ridiculous. at stock speeds its in the i7 2600k ballpark and since I dont overclock thats ok.. Im going to wait a week or two and then make my decision on whether to throw a thuban 1100 in here so I can give the 1090 to a friend or to get an 8150
 
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Did you guys see the blog link that Cullen posted in the BD Reviews thread?

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Has anyone seen this? http://quinetiam.com/?p=2356
I like seeing stuff like this, it puts a smile on my face
Edited by Slappy Mcgee - 10/15/11 at 2:12pm
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Did you guys see the blog link that Cullen posted in the BD Reviews thread?



I like seeing stuff like this, it puts a smile on my face
Same here. I can't wait for the fixes...or next weekend to build the system!

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Thank god! some rational people!
I have a 8150 ordered,looking forward to wringing its neck,1st gen anything always has issues,BD's will be overcome in time.
I have seen a lot of discussion on possible mobo interference with BD performance,namely ASUS...i have a sabretooth,anyone seen benches on this mobo yet?
Or any VRM destruction stories from the heavy load put on them?
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Did you guys see the blog link that Cullen posted in the BD Reviews thread?



I like seeing stuff like this, it puts a smile on my face
Very cool, interesting and great news. Let's hope for something better to come about! Thanks for posting!
    
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post #59 of 62
Great post, karmic +1
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Did you guys see the blog link that Cullen posted in the BD Reviews thread?



I like seeing stuff like this, it puts a smile on my face
Interesting read and I hope the problems are fixable. My only question is why weren't these issues discovered during testing and if fixable, fixed before the release? Seems to me AMD kinda put the cart before the horse on this one.
    
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