Originally Posted by Masked
So when it's Intel vs. Intel it's not a failure...But, when it's Intel vs. AMD, it's a failure?
The E8400 and the Q6600 are the perfect example.
The quad came in UNDER the dual core...Clock for clock it was slower and if you google it, 3/4 of you hailed the quad as an AMAZING CORE but, not good for gaming.
Now we have the SAME EXACT situation, an Octo compared to a Hexi/Quad and it's not as fast but, you all view it as a failure because it failed clock for clock in comparison to the Intel core that you all hailed as a titan.
I don't understand the issue here.
8 cores is an advance in tech...Regardless of it's clock for clock performance it should be held to the same exact standards you all held Intel to several years ago.
Is it a core for core advancement? No...Is it an OVERALL breakthrough? Yes.
See it for what it is...Not what you wanted it to be...
But its not, thats the point I think your missing. IF this was a Intel vs Intel discussion then same would apply. e84 vs q66 is a fair and I agree with you. But this was years ago when games were made with Dual Core in mind, reason why e84 at 4.0Ghz was king for a very long time, till GAMES started using Quads more and more apps and than quads got noticed.
Yea sure, AMD has 8 cores now, but most games NEW still dont fully use our quads. So in my mind, its still a failure. As they are already working on PileDriver.
Quad that works vs 8 cores that suck and not fully used... which are you gonna buy with your hard earn money? Again, is this not a AMD vs Intel flame war, im not starting one or taking sides. But when facts show AMD is still behind Intel since I switched back in 2005 to Intel, AMD has not once taken the high road and proven to me why I should buy their CPU. GPU, different story.
Its not about clock vs clock my friend....
Bulldozer might be a groundbreaking project, but its not ready nor fully used, and with them already having piledriver for next year, probably means they fixed BD with Piledriver, so whats the point of getting a BD at this stage..... there is noneEdited by kilrbe3 - 10/17/11 at 6:23am