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Same multithreading capabilities of the $204 i5-2500k, but with a huge single thread performance loss, for $14 less?

Even the 8150 is going to have to go well below $200 before it makes sense for most people.
i may be a little crazy single thread performance may not be all that awesome but for multithread performance it will definitely be decent for 190-220
and really it's only a 4 core with physical HT. all the hype of 8 cores is confusing a lot of people
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post #42 of 58
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I'll see if I can dig it up.

Edit: I can't seem to find it, pretty sure the mods deleted it, because at the time it was a "rumor".

But it seemed very credible to me, especially since everything we were told were rumors were actually true.

Anyway, just wanted to put it out there for those still buying Bulldozer, you may be better off for the next stepping. The article stated this one was having issues, and they weren't able to fix them in time.

ooooh, I'm getting warmer. May be able to find it afterall.

Think it is still a rumor. Here is one link anyways.
post #43 of 58
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i may be a little crazy single thread performance may not be all that awesome but for multithread performance it will definitely be decent for 190-220
and really it's only a 4 core with physical HT. all the hype of 8 cores is confusing a lot of people
If it was a quad core with any sort of HT it wouldn't take a dump in single and lightly threaded workloads.

That's the big difference, and the big problem with bulldozer when compared to say, the i7-2600k. Which has very good multithreading, but also great per core.
    
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Doesn't matter what the prices are, I'm still not interested. :/
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If it was a quad core with any sort of HT it wouldn't take a dump in single and lightly threaded workloads.

That's the big difference, and the big problem with bulldozer when compared to say, the i7-2600k. Which has very good multithreading, but also great per core.
exactly my point
because AMD said it's an 8 core(the hyped part) when really the 2 integer cores of BD equals 1 Intel core.
AMD cut a 1/3 of their oringinal integer core size for the BD and made another core with additional size.
realistically its a 4 core with physical HT
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post #46 of 58
I'm just gonna standby and see if they update the BD over the next couple months.
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they should make the 8130 $100 and the 8150 $150

then every1 will go from "OMG SO BAD"
to
"OMG BEST VALUE EVER IN THE UNIVERSE"
    
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Doesn't matter what the prices are, I'm still not interested. :/
This.

Im not seeing any reason personally to even jump from my old 945 95w quad. Seems worse single core performance and probably double power consumption.
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post #49 of 58
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This.

Im not seeing any reason personally to even jump from my old 945 95w quad. Seems worse single core performance and probably double power consumption.
for sure, with your setup no reason right now.

If someone was building because they were still running a dual core however, it would be worth it, imho. an extra $100 compared to the net cost of an entire build is not a lot to spend to stay futureproofed.
    
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If you primarily game or do a lot of video transcoding than a $250 FX-8150 overclocked to 4.6Ghz will be a very competitive product.

What they have to do next is work on increasing IPC.
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