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A well done and balanced review.

For those of you interested in a well balanced and unbiased review.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ulldozer&num=1
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... under Linux the AMD FX-8150 is a competitive product to the Intel Core i5 2500K when dealing with multi-threaded workloads. For single-threaded work and other select tasks, the Bulldozer performance is disappointing.
No surprise, it's the same in Windows.
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Originally Posted by ALUCARDVPR View Post
No surprise, it's the same in Windows.
"In the Linux world, there's still some Bulldozer kernel work that's not yet merged and presumably more compiler/kernel optimizations coming, ......"

This could be true to for Windows as well.
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No surprise, it's the same in Windows.
It would seem that its a fair statement to make all in all. No bashing, whining or crying about how AMD is doomed. Just a fair and honest comparison of data and a fair overview of the results. It looks like AMD has some work to do "hopefully done" to make piledriver into a great cpu.
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BD is looking more and more like a heavy workstation, modest gaming(yeah for me),power user(<--me) type chip.
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No surprise, it's the same in Windows.
Yep, still competing with the i5-2500k, while priced like the i7-2600k.

I'm a bit surprised this fair and unbiased review did not include power draw.
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The launch price of the FX-8150 retail (without water cooling) is $279 USD. This is roughly $60 USD more than the Intel Core i5 2500K "Sandy Bridge", which frequently was faster under Ubuntu Linux.
Yup.
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Yep, still competing with the i5-2500k, while priced like the i7-2600k.

I'm a bit surprised this fair and unbiased review did not include power draw.
You should change your name to Balla the Troll. Why not go haunt the Intel forums and tell them how much you love AMD while you brag about how great your Sandy Bridge is and how badly FX sucks. What? Are you still here?
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You should change your name to Balla the Troll. Why not go haunt the Intel forums and tell them how much you love AMD while you brag about how great your Sandy Bridge is and how badly FX sucks. What? Are you still here?
AMD FX in sig

Imo it's the OP thats ridicolous by implying that all other BD reviews are biased probably just because his lovely chip doesnt perform good.

I didnt even bother to check this particular review out, but I bet BD turns out good in this review hence why OP implies it's the only unbiased and balanced one.
I lol'd.
Edited by toX0rz - 10/26/11 at 2:13am
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AMD FX in sig

Imo it's the OP thats ridicolous by implying that all other BD reviews are biased probably just because his lovely chip doesnt perform good.

I didnt even bother to check this particular review out, but I bet BD turns out good in this review hence why OP implies it's the only unbiased and balanced one.
I lol'd.
Actually no, it turned out the same as every other review.

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Besides the poor performance with single-thread tasks, another disadvantage of the FX-8150 is the price. The launch price of the FX-8150 retail (without water cooling) is $279 USD. This is roughly $60 USD more than the Intel Core i5 2500K "Sandy Bridge", which frequently was faster under Ubuntu Linux.
You can try to paint it in black, white, red, green, blue, orange, turquoise... It doesn't matter, bad is bad no matter what color the box is.
    
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