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post #101 of 231
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Originally Posted by willistech View Post
the one that makes me laugh the most is everyone crying about Civ V benchmarks. what hardcore gamer plays that crap? I'm so over everyone complaining about this chip. if you dont like it DONT BUY IT pretty simple. there are now a dozen threads with the same circle jerk of people going back and forth on how the 2500k and 2600k are better. GREAT buy them. The same arguments back and forth for 200 pages is getting ridiculous. This is a forum, not an arena. Feel free to post your opinions but don't try to push them onto others.
The best post I've seen on this since the mess started.
If you don't like it, don't buy it and get something else - Nuff said.
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post #102 of 231
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he used BF3 because that is what people actually play.....

idk anyone who actually plays Anno 1404 or whatever it's called seriously anymore.
No, they picked BF3 because thats about the only game where the FX-8150 can keep up due to being highly threaded and supporting all 8 cores.

That results are biased anyway, since they're encountering GPU limit with a single HD 6970 on that settings which means almost any CPU would perform same, obvious.
If they re-did the test with CF'd 6970's, the FX would end up being a huge bottleneck and perform much worse.
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post #103 of 231
I've just gotten my 990FX and even though I am no longer going to buy a 8150 as planned. My II 965 BE at 4.0 Ghz will go into it fine. I'll just down clock my new memory to 1600 mhz and wait till next year when the next gen comes out and "hopefully" perform better.
post #104 of 231
My god,lol,you can smell the desperation from AMD,that statement should have never been made.I respected AMD as a company,but now...

All that waiting,all the hype.Intel get my money this time for sure.
post #105 of 231
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Originally Posted by Kazumi View Post
I've just gotten my 990FX and even though I am no longer going to buy a 8150 as planned. My II 965 BE at 4.0 Ghz will go into it fine. I'll just down clock my new memory to 1600 mhz and wait till next year when the next gen comes out and "hopefully" perform better.
The 10-15% predicted increase says dont bother,the next gen may just about match your Phenom,so still wont be an upgrade.
post #106 of 231
Every review ive read said the same thing... HUGE disappointment. Im sure guys like Tiny tom logan and MANY creditable 3rd party reviewers arent all payed to make this look disappointing. Unbelievable how far someone will push brand loyalty lol
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post #107 of 231
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Wait, didn't AMD also blame Windows 7? That it does not properly support the new arch?
That's actually true, though. A handful of reviews had better results when manually set core affinity in Task Manager, or used Win 8.
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post #108 of 231
I'm glad I went intel this time.
   
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post #109 of 231
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The 10-15% predicted increase says dont bother,the next gen may just about match your Phenom,so still wont be an upgrade.
I'm going on the "hopeful" Side of things and "hope" AMD is able to correct the issues on the chip and produce one that has true performance increase. They are getting there asses kicked by the media for releasing a half built chip, after all the hype and media stunts they pulled. If they don't release a updated model in a couple months. Or the Pillaldriver model does not show vast gains in single and multi threaded performance I'm totally switching to Intel.

I've been a huge supporter of AMD over the years. I've held stocks in the company for years...I've lost some..I've gained some. But I've kept my loyalty because they have the potential to once again beat out intel. But sadly, my loyalty is about finished. This was the biggest slap in the face I've received in a while. And I'm nearly done with AMD. They get one final chance. I'll give them 6 months, then I'll jump ship and sail to intel island.
post #110 of 231
I'm shocked AMD didn't just say, "You're holding it wrong", and throw in a /thread and a trollface somewhere.

Not impressed with the "spin". Maybe AMD should spend time making a practical application/benchmark for XOP and FMA4, and then run it against a 2600k. Admittedly it gets up to 56X better performance on some obscure OCL Mandelbrot bench.. but really what's the point? It hypothetically should tear apart F@H if someone makes a client using FMA4.
 
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