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I wonder why my comment is still awaiting moderation.

Ever heard of a GPU bottleneck? Might want to explain that to your readers.

Anand gives a good explanation of this.

Civilization V

Civ V’s lateGameView benchmark presents us with two separate scores: average frame rate for the entire test as well as a no-render score that only looks at CPU performance.

While we’re GPU bound in the full render score, AMD’s platform appears to have a bit of an advantage here. We’ve seen this in the past where one platform will hold an advantage over another in a GPU bound scenario and it’s always tough to explain. Within each family however there is no advantage to a faster CPU, everything is just GPU bound.



Looking at the no render score, the CPU standings are pretty much as we’d expect. The FX-8150 is thankfully a bit faster than its predecessors, but it still falls behind Sandy Bridge.



BF3 GPU Bottleneck proof




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post #72 of 231
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I said:

I'd start to think that AMD's slide into irrelevancy in the high end and mainstream is at the point of no return.

I am referring to CPUs of course as that's what we are focusing in the thread.

I just don't see how they can effectively compete with intel in the $200 and over segment in the near future so there's no real reason to think they will beyond that either unless Intel wants to take a break and let them catch up enough to be a viable alternative again at the lower end of this price bracket.
I'll say it again, AMD isn't going anywhere, nor is their CPU production department.

Intel could have delays as well with their next releases. AMD is still producing Thuban chips so far as I know and I believe Deneb too.

AMD will still be competitive to some extent. They have regained a small chunk of the mobile market as well. Perhaps not enough to make a dent as of yet, but they will still be competitive.
    
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Fellas...this might not be relevant...buh I wanted to cry and thing when I saw BD's results...no lie...I bet men money it would have out performed at least the 2500k....on top of that, I bought a 990FXA UD7....Well look trouble for me.
This is what kills me the most. So many AMD users were willing to bet the farm on BD's performance with no proof.
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post #74 of 231
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It's funny how you people make it seem like the CPU matters anymore since most people on this forum use their machines to game and do pointless benchmarks to improve their epeens.
Is that why you bought Llano?

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I just sincerely hope that AMD's fail CPU department doesn't rub off on the GPU department.

Atleast part of the company is doing things right. Last thing we need is fail GPU's like the 2900xt.
No worries, ATI staff came over as part of the buyout.

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It's from a marketing manager, so it must be legit.
All their marketing managers have one thing in common......

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This is what kills me the most. So many AMD users were willing to bet the farm on BD's performance with no proof.
Well, they were promised higher IPC, and better overall performance. You still have to blame them though, buying a motherboard BEFORE knowing the CPU performance is not smart.

Why not wait until Bulldozer released and buy both of them together? Usually you can get combo deals, etc.
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The more beer I drink, the more upset I become with this spin. AMD used to be a great engineering company. Now they're a poor marketing company. It's pretty sad, really.
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Never have I had to say "Is this power supply enough for my XXXX processor??"
That was a rather shocking revelation.
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I just cannot see how that BF3 benchmark is true...no game can be that multithreaded - you're always going to have the main thread churning along and fully saturating an execution core.

Applications highly optimised or compiled for amd using their new instructions sets might be better - it'll be interesting to see what difference it makes.
Actually BF3 is "supposed" to utilize up to 8 cores.
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I had high hopes for Bulldozer
Same
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look..i didn't have unrealistic expectations..maybe a little better here..maybe not so much of an improvement there..but to produce an utterly useless cpu for what people do..with NO improvements where it counts.. then try to push it upon them..that's just wrong.
 
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Oh come on, that's a software issue that will be cured with a small patch.
Like a BIOS update?
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