Originally Posted by macca_dj;15335982
We are unable to actually speculate what Bulldozer is capable of at the moment because it is a NEW technology Windows 7 has not been coded for it Windows 8 is only partially written for it due to the fact that it is new, unlike Wintel and MicroSoft that hold hands in business and coding with other proprietary software companies,
Amd is unlike IBM and Wintel back in the day,
Can you remember having to download drivers for an Amd CPU unlike Intels and IBM's generically coded into the OS's to get your new Amd CPU to work flawlessly you had to have the driver ?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintel
Some thing new has arrived so please be patient,
Wrong. We (the computer enthusiast community) DO know EXACTLY what BD is capable of at the moment, meaning RIGHT NOW. If you go buy BD and throw it in your CPU tomorrow, you know EXACTLY how it will perform. We just might see its performance go up over time, but I doubt it will be quick, and all the benchmarks are still valid as of right now. We will see what happens when changes are made, but as of RIGHT NOW, those benches are valid.
And I never heard of drivers for a CPU until now.
Originally Posted by ORL;15336163
The reply to my comment was really entertaining. I will go out on a limb here and say you do not know what IPC is and or how it relates to processing. But you jumped on mentioning it just because you heard it.
Back on the proper subject. There are a lot of benchmarks where the 8150 beats the 1100T and the Intel counterparts. There is for some reason the obsession that the CPU is trash by Intel Fanboys because it doesnt game as well in one game or another. But in actuality this matters far less than they will admit. More use goes through CPUs via Productivity than Gamers would ever create. Its just gamers scream the loudest like little children. So you get posts like you have seen.
I repeat myself. Yes it is faster.
I agree that BDs performance (or lack of) is blown out of proportion. Honestly, its a decent chip. Unfortunately, people were expecting more, AMD promised more, and it costs too much for what it delivers, but it can pump out decent computing power. For heavily threaded work, it might be worth it. For gaming, there are better chips for the money. Anything less stressfull than gaming is definitely not worth it. You don't need 8 cores to check facebook, let alone 4, and there are cheaper and better offerings than the 4100. The situations where I could honestly recommend BD are very very small, not because it can't handle the tasks
, but because there are better and/or cheaper alternatives.