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Why not buy the 8120? Aren't they the same as the 8150 but just have lower stock clocks? Most likely the 8120 and the 8150 would have the same overclocking cieling.
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What ever happened to that 40% handicap Bulldozer was apparently receiving thanks to Windows 7?
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The price's originally stated we're for the outside of the US only as Tout posted on the second page of this thread.

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This only applies to outside of the USA. Prices in Europe are much higher than prices in the USA due to all the taxes and tariffs imposed. It has nothing to do with performance like these sensationalist website try to claim to get hits. It is more than likely AMD trying to get prices down in Europe to gain sales. Even these 'reduced' prices are far higher than what Americans can buy the CPUs for.

People really should think before posting.
I think this post makes the most sense.
    
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It's not the exact same situation. First of all, Q6600 came out 10 months BEFORE the E8400, Bulldozer came out 9 months after the 2500k. We would have been perfectly okay with Bulldozer if it came out months before the 2500k.

We OCN in general were raving about the Q6600 because many of us were able to get those "good" samples where we got 2.4 -> 3.6 overclock. 3.6 Q6600 vs 4.0 E8400 wasn't that big of a difference even in single threaded applications. Whereas 5.2 bulldozer vs 4.8 sandybridge in single threaded app... the difference is still huge.
Plus the Q6600 wasn't hyped much...Intel didn't release any comic book series of super heroes or have staff make any claims to it having better performance. Intel basically flat out said, "Hey, we are just mashing together two E6600's so don't expect a lot of it that you can't do with a E6600. There is nothing really new here". It's single thread performance was still the same as the E6600, but no one expected more. however it managed to not disappoint (just not amaze) and start a trend of quad core CPUs.

Bulldozer isn't starting a new trend since 8 threads is nothing really new and now additional cores are just sort of expected. However, its single treaded performance left a lot to be desired. No one has any trouble with the extra cores or multithreaded performance...save for the power ussuage. So it ended up not accomplishing anything to the general users view point. I can recognise and respect the step in a semi-new direction, but I am going to wait till it is further developed before I buy any hardware based on AMD new ideas...maybe a couple years down the road.
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What ever happened to that 40% handicap Bulldozer was apparently receiving thanks to Windows 7?
That was pretty much proven to be a hoax...best not to mention it. It tends to lock threads faster than a pre NDA Bulldozer review.
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amd needs to give us free radeon 7880 card to forgive them for this hyped crap cpu
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Never believe the hype.
What about bf3? Can I believe the hype on that?
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What about bf3? Can I believe the hype on that?
meh...I don't know. Every day there seems to be another thread about some one cancelling their pre-order.
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Plus the Q6600 wasn't hyped much...Intel didn't release any comic book series of super heroes or have staff make any claims to it having better performance. Intel basically flat out said, "Hey, we are just mashing together two E6600's so don't expect a lot of it that you can't do with a E6600. There is nothing really new here". It's single thread performance was still the same as the E6600, but no one expected more. however it managed to not disappoint (just not amaze) and start a trend of quad core CPUs.

Bulldozer isn't starting a new trend since 8 threads is nothing really new and now additional cores are just sort of expected. However, its single treaded performance left a lot to be desired. No one has any trouble with the extra cores or multithreaded performance...save for the power ussuage. So it ended up not accomplishing anything to the general users view point. I can recognise and respect the step in a semi-new direction, but I am going to wait till it is further developed before I buy any hardware based on AMD new ideas...maybe a couple years down the road.
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I, for one, certainly hope AMD doesn't become irrelevant. A single-manufacturer market will never, ever be a good thing. C'mon AMD, you can do better. Not because I am a fanboy, but because the free market system needs you.
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