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Howcome the new AMD Bulldozer FX-8 Eight Core is much cheaper than the i7 ?

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Even the high-end AMD Bulldozer FX-8 Eight Core 8150 Black Edition 3.60Ghz costs less than 200GBP, while the i7 2600k currently costs around 250GBP. Am I missing something here? I thought the new Bulldozers were supposed to destroy the current Sandybridge ones, howcome they cost less?
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troll thread ????
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lol I can't believe you missed all the Bulldozer posts. The whole forum has been swept into a flaming frenzy the past few days.

I don't know about the rest of the world but in the US, it's currently priced between the 2500k and the 2600k. And no, it doesn't destroy Sandy Bridge. In single threaded benchmarks, it performs worse than last gen Phenom II quads while in multi-threaded benchmarks it's barely a step above Thuban. In the most highly threaded results I've seen, it comes close to 2600k performance but these benches, and programs themselves, are few and far between.
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I am sorry, I didn't read the latest news indeed... the last info I read about the Bulldozer is that it broke the world record in processing speed. Can someone bring me up to date please?
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most of the time, price is a function of performance.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Demarki;15367437 
Can someone bring me up to date please?

It clocks high, and that's about it. Unless you have a very highly threaded workload, it simply makes no sense.

SB i7 and i5 is substantially faster in lightly threaded apps, and the power consumption of bulldozer is absolutely atrocious.
    
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post #8 of 16
It's priced lower because it performs worse. That's about it.
 
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post #9 of 16
Because it doesn't destroy anything. Not even previous gen Phenoms.


Thank you Dirk Meyer. I hope you rot in hell.
   
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post #10 of 16
High numbers frequency... costs less but worse than 2500k at most benchmark.

8120 was originally costs $300, they have to cut the price because they knew it won't match up with Intel.
 
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