Originally Posted by FightingEdge
...Quit being the biggest fanboy stereotypes. If you just want to be one-sided about it, then leave this thread alone.
Anywho, the Bulldozer IMO was never supposed to BEAT intel's overpriced cpus. It was meant to be the best price-performance ratio cpu with 8-core capability. ENOUGH SAID! I think it accompilished a lot. It was the first 8-core desktopper, it allows any current game to be maxed out depending on the CPU, and it has unrivaled video-rendering capability!
In the end, for any cpu to be viable, it must match its competitor at the same price point. It doesn't matter who you or I think it's supposed to beat or compete with, price and market are the only things that we need to look at to logically determine this. Does BD do that? Not really - only in a few specific situations. Even worse, it doesn't even compare favorably to previous generation cpus at the same price point, from the same
company no less. All it's really "accomplished" is that it is the first 8-core - which is more of a marketing gimmick in the end as there is an extreme lack of any software that will even see improvements with 4 cores.