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Performance all over the place, power hog, `nuff said!

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In order for AMD to compete with that architecture, its ]orthcoming Piledriver design needs to incorporate significant improvements to IPC and power. Incidentally, the company claims that both are set to receive some attention. Until then, we'd hope to see AMD dropping the prices on FX to get us interested.
 
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yes, performance IS all over the place!
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Cleaned and reopened. I had just removed 50+ comments from this thread. Please don't resort to name calling, get into fights or accuse someone of being a troll. Please maintain a respectable level of civility when posting on overclock.net.
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Here's another performance chart.



And IB will be better yet - Intel really is making some great strides in this regard.
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Apologies to Steak House for losing my cool a few times. Apologies to Sentinel for having to clean up a thread that I didn't help with.
    
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Quote:
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Here's another performance chart.

These things used to matter when INTEL was trailing and how many threads did we have with watt/dollar and how AMD rocks? Again, like with the Cinebench test, these all of a sudden do not matter.


P.S: I posted it first
 
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These things used to matter when INTEL was trailing and how many threads did we have with watt/dollar and how AMD rocks? Again, like with the Cinebench test, these all of a sudden do not matter.

P.S: I posted it first
You remember those days too huh? That was before Sandy Bridge was released, it used to be #1 point the AMD fanbase used. Now, However, they are singing a different tune.

AMD has its work cut out for themselves, they have to improve IPC & lower power consumption.
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Edited by Steak House - 10/27/11 at 2:12pm
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Stop linking TH, they're the worst popular review site.

And the review batch of BDs were bad with power consumption, other ones are in line with the 980X/990X.
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You remember those days too huh? That was before Sandy Bridge was released, it used to be #1 point the AMD fanbase used. Now, However, they are singing a different tune.
well, back then, power consumptions were rather low and noticeable. and, the psus were also not a mega factor as they were today, and they were not only cheap but underpowered. this wasnt too long ago actually, the first time i encountered someone saying that i needed to get a new psu for my new graphics card was back in 2008 when i bought my first 'serious' graphics card, 3870 sapphire dual slot fansink. major retailers didnt have quite a lot selection for psus either.

fast forward to today and psus have become not only a selection item in themselves, but also varied in power and brand and capacities and modularity and this that. whatever you can name.

and when 700 watts psus have become almost a norm for any computer that would do non-daily stuff, but gaming and the similar, 20-30 watts difference is really not something that noticeable.

there was a time when we cared about 100 mhz difference in cpu speeds. there has come a time when gigahertz lost its meaning.

it is like that. see, amd broke ghz record but not many people care much, including amd fans. since ghz lost its meaning.

power for 20-30 watts or something, is not too different in that respect.
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