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According to Guru3D anyways, I was just looking over this set of benchmarks and noticed that in a few places, the FX-8120 wasn't doing too bad against the similarly priced i5 2500K. So I decided to compile it into a spreadsheet of my own to get a better perspective of the data. Lo and behold, it actually manages to eek out a win.

Benchmark Google Spreadsheet

I know performance is only really good in the heavily threaded tasks, but really, this is just to show that BD isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be. The 8120 and 2500K are priced about the same and performing about the same if you average in different kinds of tasks. I don't game a lot but do run lots of concurrent processes, virtualization ocassionally etc. and I'm thinking that's where a BD chip could come in handy.

EDIT: If someone wants to tell me how to embed a Google spreadsheet that would be nice. smile.gif
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Also, cheaper mobo's smile.gif
    
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Gaming that is, where it concerns majority of the market, and not just Benchmarks, is where BD fails against that i5.

EDIT: Like, I don't buy a CPU to get higher number in CPU Benchmarks.
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So it looks like if they improve their memory controller it will improve everywhere.
    
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So 8 cores perform like 4 cores? That's absolutely pathetic and a main point everyone seems to be forgetting.
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Originally Posted by MarvinDessica;15316416 
So 8 cores perform like 4 cores? That's absolutely pathetic.

do you understand how the architechture works at all?
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Originally Posted by pale_neon;15316396 
So it looks like if they improve their memory controller it will improve everywhere.

sure thing..

http://cache.futurelooks.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/AMD_Bulldozer_Review_Sandra2011-3-500x326.png

http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150--8120-6100-and-4100-performance-review/9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI;15316423 
how is it a screw up if these tests are true thats a very good improvement they have (not gaming wise) yes its going to be worse off when SB-E and IB come out but they have the possibility to improve on the architecture and keep it closer to what they have been in the past couple of years

Tell me Seven damn years is not enough????? mad.gif
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I have a big fellin it will my friend. also ima do 800, 500 for cpu and 250 maybe... on MB.


Well then you knew SB-E would have been the way to go the whole time. If I had the money, i wouldnt have even been concerned about BD. But because i dont. I was hoping it easily beat PHII set ups and compared to SB setups just for the future pricing of Intel CPU's. Now they really have no reason to worry about what they price their future products at. And they care absolutely nothing about their consumers, so you can bet those prices will be high.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckclc;15316410 
You know SB-E will cost you a pretty penny right? I mean in upwards of 1K just for a board and CPU. It better beat BD and SB.

Exactly. The SB-E launch prices are frankly a little ridiculous, but I guess Intel can price them at the premium seeing as AMD's competition can only keep with SB currently.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarvinDessica;15316416 
So 8 cores perform like 4 cores? That's absolutely pathetic.

The FX-8xxx series CPUs don't actually have eight cores like AMD says. It's more like four cores with an extra integer core thrown onto each. This is why Thuban is able to keep up with BD on some occasions; because it has six actual cores whereas BD doesn't.
And the price/performance ratio is really what is important in the end, and it seems to be doing fine at ~1:1 right now between the two.
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Originally Posted by reflex99;15316426 
do you understand how the architechture works at all?

Yes, this also. tongue.gif
Edited by Core2uu - 10/15/11 at 2:18am
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