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Originally Posted by catharsis;15297016 
Yup it must be those darn asus boards causing all the poor performance. No way it could be the chip.rolleyes.gif

This.

From what i've read every review used the 9905 bios that had zero issues. I see everyone just grasping at straws all across this forum to why the chip performs like crap.
post #12 of 365
Any problems with UEFI on Intel boards?
post #13 of 365
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Originally Posted by kabj06;15296990 
The Hardware Heaven review showed BD to be much faster in gaming than the 2600k. Maybe this is an ASUS fail more than an AMD fail (?).

Much faster? at most a 5 fps difference in average is faster? poke.gif

Besides all those tests are GPU limited. Its already known that for some unknown reason AMD's have better performance when the computer is GPU limited. Look at the other benchmarks though, like starcraft and wow. Games that don't support 8 cores and aren't GPU limited. There is no "winning" for the bulldozer. It gets equal FPS in the newest games with MAX resolution but loses in nearly everything else. The chip is just not competitive. Accept it.
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I hate to say it, but I told you so.
post #15 of 365
Not that I know of...

I wouldn't put much stock in these "alternative" reviews, their test suites are weak at best, and their gaming tests were done with gpu bottlenecks.

Even the "good reviews" show a terrible chip, 5.9 in Cinebnech is not an improvement. All they've done is taken AMD money and created a bench suite that is unrepresentative of actual usage and gpu bottlenecking.
    
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Any problems with UEFI on Intel boards?

Not that i've ever heard. UFI has been perfected in the 10 months since sandy bridge was released
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Originally Posted by catharsis;15297085 
Much faster? at most a 5 fps difference in average is faster? poke.gif

Besides all those tests are GPU limited. Its already known that for some unknown reason AMD's have better performance when the computer is GPU limited. Look at the other benchmarks though, like starcraft and wow. Games that don't support 8 cores and aren't GPU limited. There is no "winning" for the bulldozer. It gets equal FPS in the newest games with MAX resolution but loses in nearly everything else. The chip is just not competitive. Accept it.

read the newly made benches with non asus and non gigabyte boards. chip performs better in other applications than gaming in those.

there is nothing to accept or reject. the benchmarks are there, difference is there. at the minimum new chip seems to be equal to intel chip in most respects as it should have been in these new benches.

and thats even before any optimizations or usage of libraries that will work with the NEW technology that was implemented in this new chip.
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So does this mean if i stuck a BD in my Sabertooth mobo it wouldnt perform as well in a Asrock Mobo
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post #19 of 365
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Originally Posted by Don Karnage;15297107 
Not that i've ever heard. UFI has been perfected in the 10 months since sandy bridge was released

My CHV has been absolutely flawless and the best board i have ever owned, and I go through about 3 boards a year. And I love the new Bios. You can essentially edit the Bios from Windows with the UEFI software included.
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So does this mean if i stuck a BD in my Sabertooth mobo it wouldnt perform as well in a Asrock Mobo

Stick one in and tell us. Thats all i am waiting on. User reviews. I was going to be one of those "users' but all the delays and leaked benches shy'ed me away.
post #20 of 365
The C5F is a flaky board, and very well would have hampered the preformance of the FX chip.

I would have preferred the test been done on the C4F with the 3012 BIOS, would have done better. IMHO

I still prefer my C4F over my C5F for now, though the C5F is comming along with the later BIOS updates.

I have 2 FX-8150s ordered and intend to try one on the C4F and the Sabertooth when/if ever they arrive.
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