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IDK why everyone is bashing AMD BD so hard. IT hasn't been optimized yet and the FX-8170 is the flagship coming out Q1 2012. I predict it'll blow everything out of the water.
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you optimize one you are going to optimize the other. So sure windows 8 can be optimized for multi-threaded performance, but then Intel CPus will be optimized as well. I doubt a simple up in the base clock speed will do much. The issue is within the modules.
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I think the issue has something to do with how the OS treats the modules/cores (yeah even the OS is as confused as me and you). So if Windows adapts the new "modules" design, Intel will hit the ****ter because they're still implementing the old "cores" design. I doubt Intel would gain anything from a new OS scheduler - if anything, Windows will allow backward compatibility to Intel's old designs. 2.1 billion transistors being outdone by a mere 700 million? Something is going wrong and I find it hard to blame the new architecture.

I'm not a "big" AMD fan in anyway, so I might end up waiting for FX-8170 - I don't need a high end desktop anytime soon.
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Originally Posted by wan2play;15350002 
IDK why everyone is bashing AMD BD so hard. IT hasn't been optimized yet and the FX-8170 is the flagship coming out Q1 2012. I predict it'll blow everything out of the water.

And you would of thought the FX-8150 to do this to Sandy Bridge since it's a 8-core CPU whistle.gif The FX-8170 should blow SB out of the water since it's still an 8-core CPU against SB (only a 4-core CPU wink.gif) but I'm willing to bet it will still trail Ivy Bridge upsidedwnsmiley.gif
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Base clock alone wont do anything, they would need to revise the design im guessing, unless there is a magic windows patch or bios it is what it is. I personally got one so I had a new cpu to overclock (bonus at work too). Just for it to hang with my 1100T @ 4244mhz Im thinking I will need around a 5600-5700mhz final frequency if it continues to scale like Im seeing. I benched the 8150 at stock,4464, 4619, 4759, next is 4900mhz smile.gif

Personally I think they should see if there are any ways to make thuban 1100Ts better internally smile.gif I cant come close to my old cpu lol
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I just hope AMD get it together cuz I was anxious to build a BullDozer rig but now, I have no love for them...except for their GPUs.
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And you would of thought the FX-8150 to do this to Sandy Bridge since it's a 8-core CPU whistle.gif The FX-8170 should blow SB out of the water since it's still an 8-core CPU against SB (only a 4-core CPU wink.gif) but I'm willing to bet it will still trail Ivy Bridge upsidedwnsmiley.gif

Im having fun with AMD but intel is on a streak, My next rig might be intel unless amd pulls a mircale on their future designs. I was an intel fan and this was my first AMD, im not complaining though smile.gif I dont have $1500 in video cards so Im not bottlenecking anytime soon, not to mention Im only using one monitor too lol how barbaric! i know lol
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It won't matter at all if it's optimized for windows 8, because I won't be touching that OS.
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It won't matter at all if it's optimized for windows 8, because I won't be touching that OS.

+1 I dont plan on trying it either, I tend to skip an os lol
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The 8170 won't be that much better than the 8150. It's the same thing, only clocked 300MHz higher. It'll be noticeably better, but not by enough...
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