Originally Posted by toX0rz
No it does not when all threads are utilized. It bumps 400 MHz when only 1 core is actively being used and the supposed 5,91 Cinebench score was obviously done at Multi-Thread setting which would only apply a 100 MHz bump on each core.
Also, heres proof:
See, I knew it.
The 2600k x-CPU Cinebench result in that article is totally off.
I'm glad you're having fun with your bulldozer, each to his own.
Yet theres a part in your post that somehow contradicts yourself.
You said you dont need the performance of bulldozer, yet I see you having a HD 6990 in your sig rig which indicates that you actually ARE after big performance in games.
Now the funny thing is that despite saying you wouldnt need the performance that Bulldozer delivers, you actually need even MORE than that, because your FX-8150 will bottleneck the heck out of your HD 6990 in games.
In all honesty, I don't see the point of buying a CPU that will not be able to fully utilize your GPU, thats wasted resources and more importantly, wasted money since you will essentially end up with much lower performance that could most probably be achieved by an HD 6970. (I'm not exaggerating here, my system performs about as good as a much weaker GTX 580 coupled with a strong Sandy Bridge)
Don't get me wrong, its fine if you're having 'fun' and are happy with your CPU and thats pretty much the most important part, but I don't see the point in wasting money on something that's essentially throttling your system.
I realize I'm currently in the same boat, BUT the last thing that I upgraded was actually the GPU and not the CPU since I knew I will be going SB / SB-E soon anyway. So thats a bit of a different story here.
I don't see a contradiction. I was curious about the amd plataform. That is, correct me if im wrong, the scorpion plataform. It is the best amd has to offer (or at least the top of their line).
The point is to experiment with a completly different plataform.
Also, there's nothing written in stone for me. No, I don't care about 10fps, as long as my games are playable. As long as I can enjoy my system, I'm happy.
If it ever comes to a point where I cannot because, lets say, of the bulldozer, off it goes.
There is a limit, then, to my "I don't care" attitude. I honestly belive it will not happen, and I'll be very happy until ivy-e comes around at the end of the next year.
One last thing about me. If I'm wrong, I'll be the first to come here and say it out loud =)
I'm not here to say Bulldozer is teh power, get it now. Nowhere I am defending a rational performance argument. What I am defending is that there are other possible reasons to justify my decision. Also, the right to meet with disagreement, but no disrespect and sarcasm
Last but not least, I'm in a position of my life where, thanks God, I can afford to experiment with little things I like (no, I'm not rich) without heavy impact on my finances. If everything goes wrong, I'll just say **** it, come here to admit, and go out and get myself a better plataform. And you know what? Still worth it, for me, for the fun factor.
Pax and best wishes,