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This is a pretty good read, he sort of takes you through a general summary of how things transpired from a hardware reviewer's standpoint:

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Like many we've been finding AMD's Bulldozer to be underwhelming... and it is. Just don't expect a magic bullet to fix it.

Over the past few weeks we've had AMD’s new FX-8150 CPU in the labs, running a variety of benchmarks to get our head around the performance delivered by AMD’s new Bulldozer architecture. Like many other reviewers we've been finding the performance of the CPU underwhelming, benching below Intel’s Core i7-2600K and even consistently dipping below the Core i5-2500K.
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/277...bulldozer.aspx
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This thread is not going to turn out well...but yes, AMD's failure here has saddened me indeed. Those rumors/fake benches, as they turn out, were right/real.
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real world benchmark, same performance

stop with the drama



the only real problem of BD is power consumption
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Good read. It's too bad amd couldn't have pulled something off, you'd think with all the time they had with it...
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yeah, the initial benchmarks looked bad, but I have seen others showing Bulldozer actually getting better framerates in games than a 2600k.
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post
real world benchmark, same performance

stop with the drama

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kd4dvLJQP4&feature=feedu[url]


the only real problem of BD is power consumption
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yeah, the initial benchmarks looked bad, but I have seen others showing Bulldozer actually getting better framerates in games than a 2600k.
Wait... if you test two CPU's against in other in a test where the CPU doesn't matter... THEY PERFORM ALMOST THE SAME?!

That's it, buying a BD from Newegg right now. Forget the better performing significantly cheaper X6, and every intel chip, and forget the absurd power consumption, and the bluescreens of death, and the crazy heat, THIS THINGS HAS 8 CORES.
    
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Seriously , you guys have to get over this BD hate .

I think the FX cpu's are going to be great for gaming , just as good as the 26/500k .

Heavy cpu work and benchmark results , intel wins of coarse .

Most people that are going to buy this chip are going to be gamers .
    
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Seriously , you guys have to get over this BD hate .

I think the FX cpu's are going to be great for gaming , just as good as the 26/500k .

Heavy cpu work and benchmark results , intel wins of coarse .

Most people that are going to buy this chip are going to be gamers .
Yeah, but when will they be great? After the next gen?
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post
real world benchmark, same performance

stop with the drama

the only real problem of BD is power consumption
Let's take a look at Crossfire performance:
Bulldozer "Zambezi" FX-8150 twenty Game Benchmarks with CrossFire vs. Phenom II and Core i7, oh look:
The 3 year old i7-920 @4.0GHz is beating the FX-8150 with crossfire enabled whenever the games become CPU-limited. Even the Phenom II X4 980 BE puts up a good fight matching or beating the FX-8150 in games. That is not just bad, it's ridiculous.

Bulldozer has a lot of problems with single-threaded performance, and saying power consumption is the only problem is just plain wrong.
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post
real world benchmark, same performance

stop with the drama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kd4d...&feature=feedu


the only real problem of BD is power consumption
Surprise, they perform about the same in GPU limited gaming. Who would have expected that? What about other applications? Did you notice the score in Cinebench? Only matching a processor that is not only cheaper, isn't made for heavily multithreaded tasks, and consumes far less power is not a great accomplishment. Especially when you consider that this processor could've been had a year ago. You can spin the results whatever way you like, but the truth is clear.
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