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Poll Results: SB vs BD

 
  • 92% (13)
    Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)
  • 7% (1)
    Bulldozer (FX-8150)
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post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
http://www.overclock.net/rumors-unco...istry-fix.html

Mother of god. I have faith in Bulldozer once again. The high TDP's still bothering me though.
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post #22 of 27
If Bulldozer is really underperforming with 40-70%, I'm REALLY happy that my best friend, and my brother will get the FX-8150

I refuse to think that the FX is a piece of garbage. I do own an i5-2500k, but I really want to see Bulldozer perform!

I'd say jump on the FX-8150/8120. Take the chance. Don't follow the stream
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post #23 of 27
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bump

Poll added. Just making sure.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
OP i'd get a sandy bridge or thuban platform if i was you..AsRock z68 extreme4gen3 is a good board and has pci3/sata3 good mosfet cooling..good power phases..etc..oh..and get the highest bandwidth RAM you can..always good to have headroom..with sb you'll want LV RAM (1.5)..so look for that..
What??

RAM speed/latency does not matter one bit for Sandy Bridge beyond DDR3-1600. Not for performance, and certainly not for overclocking since it's done through the multiplier...

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post #25 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
http://www.overclock.net/rumors-unco...istry-fix.html

Mother of god. I have faith in Bulldozer once again. The high TDP's still bothering me though.
This was proven to be fake. There is no "magic" BIOS fix. Perhaps AMD can improve it a bit with a new stepping, but I doubt it'll be significantly better than what benchmarks show today.

Btw, some members here have reported their FX CPUs BSODing even at stock settings. AMD has confirmed that this problem is due to the processor. Check the AMD section for the relevant threads.

So, I would say that unless you're an AMD fanboy, there is no reason to go FX at the current prices ($280 for FX8150 vs. $300 for a 2600K that annihilates it it while using less power)
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post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post
This was proven to be fake. There is no "magic" BIOS fix. Perhaps AMD can improve it a bit with a new stepping, but I doubt it'll be significantly better than what benchmarks show today.

Btw, some members here have reported their FX CPUs BSODing even at stock settings. AMD has confirmed that this problem is due to the processor. Check the AMD section for the relevant threads.

So, I would say that unless you're an AMD fanboy, there is no reason to go FX at the current prices ($280 for FX8150 vs. $300 for a 2600K that annihilates it it while using less power)
Ah, okay. So no fix yet.

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post #27 of 27
I upgrade my 955BE to a 2600k and I haven't looked back. My 2600k with a GTX 480 averaged 292 FPS in the CS:S video stress testing. In WoW, I am getting 250+ FPS. I can tell you that my 955 was bottlenecking my GPU. The SB chip increased my Vantage score by almost 30%. I went from just under 18k to about 23/24K.

I am going to agree with Perempter: wait or settle for Sandy Bridge now.

Just my 2 cents.

Edit: Right now, my SB is idleing at ~8w. Try getting that with a BD chip.
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