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...
You know, you keep making this post so I decided to google some reviews from 2008 to see what was going on. First of all, none of these posters are the same. People talking back then are different then people talking now. I LOOKED. The internet isn't one big person that always has the same expectations. Stop saying "you all" like everyone else is the same person.
Second, this situation is not the same at all. The Q6600 wasn't as good as the E8400 in gaming, but it was actually better in multi-threaded benchmarks. It was consistently better. The number I saw was 23 benchmarks out of 40 went to the E8400, but the margin was pretty close when everyone was OC'ed a bit. Compare this to bulldozer, where a majority
of the benchmarks fail to beat the X6 and for anyone interested in just gaming, the X4. And it is $100 more than the X6. And it uses a poopload of power.
The Q6600 made two steps forward and one step backwards.
The 8150 made a half step forward, stole your gold watch, then stripped naked and ran screaming and laughing in the opposite direction.
Now honestly, this whole comparison confuses me even more, because the Q6600 CAME OUT A YEAR BEFORE THE E8400. The reason people said the E8400 was better for gaming was because it was cheaper and ran games just fine (or better) because of its high OC headroom.