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In terms of initial performance with graphics cards it's expected because of drivers, but, with a cpu, I don't know. I expected more. Anyways, the bulldozers in some programs like win 7zip is on top and on others it's dead bottom. There is no clear cut answer, but, for gaming so long as it works, it works. Most games only care about GPUs and the program doesn't care whether you have a $130 cpu or a $320 dollar cpu. The bulldozer is capable in that, and it has good multi-card scalability (probably) and undoubted future-proofing. I would still go with a quad/hex-core though. On topic, I think it makes sense for what wedge is saying, it probably is right. From what I understand cores 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, and 7&8 work together almost like a single core.
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can i ask if anyones put it on a windows 8 system ? anyone tried it on the beta ? just to see if it helps it
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Windows 7 Bulldozer Edition (imo MS should release some service pack for bulldozer only if you have a BD CPU.)
AMD released a system optimizer in the past for their dual and then 2-6 core cpus
Though this is a much bigger issue imo.
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AMD released a system optimizer in the past for their dual and then 2-6 core cpus
Yes, I used to download and install that years ago. I wonder if there will be another one? I never benchmarked back then at all so I don't know if it really helped. I did notice less slow downs while in the OS with it installed.
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No it's not, that's the node...32nm vs 45nm.
I stand corrected. Still, the point was that BD is more efficient, power wise, than a Phenom II. It uses less power per core and clocks higher at the same voltages.
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for the record.. this is the only review i could find witht he asrock board ( i didnt look too hard) and it tells a different story..
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...-extreme4.html

it may be the website favoring amd, who knows, still interesting..
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Like I said, more testing is needed.

But at least there's proof software can at least make BD competitive with Phenom II now.
    
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Like I said, more testing is needed.

But at least there's proof software can at least make BD competitive with Phenom II now.
thats where I sit, if it turns out a few patchs and bios updates improve the performance dramatically. I may get one but I will have to test my dsp loads to make sure that the FPU design doesn't hurt performance first.

Ahh nothing like lots of compromises.
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I doubt it'll improve performance dramatically, I think at most BD will match Phenom II without a massive redesign of the cache (Too much latency and thrashing involved there)
    
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His chip destroys yours for video encoding and rendering, as well as the WinRAR bench.

Proof.
amazingly it also does well with compiling large coding project.

thats why I got it. It was the best chip for the $$ for the needs I have.
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