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it looks like the power consumption of amd cpus are always more than intel counterparts.

just realized i could actually be spending more money instead of having saved some when i chose amd over intel
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Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
Let's look at your logic here. First, why compare against an old processor? No one's buying that, compare it to its competition. Second, your understanding of that graph is terribly wrong. Power output was calculated while running prime95 - NOT a multithreaded application. So what you see there isn't BD using all cores - you certainly cannot glean these "power/core" numbers you are using to compare from this chart.
Er.. Yes. Prime95 IS a multithreaded app. It loads an instance per thread the CPU can use. So it was fully loaded.

That doesn't make BD look any better, but you're wrong.
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post #23 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post
What was AMDs R&D doing the past few years?
My guess is they are starved for research money so they can't do much.
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My guess is they are starved for research money so they can't do much.
yes.

amd r/d were working on a shoestring budget, trying to make do with low funds for research after intel frauded/scammed by bribing pc manufacturers not to use amd chips when they were at their strongest.

they got fined for it, a ridiculous sum compared to the profits they made.


and now, amd's yearly budget is what intel spends in a month.

and yet, this is what intel can do with that huge budget.

i wonder whether they are still using it to bribe pc manufacturers or other device manufacturers. that huge budget must be spent somewhere.
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B3 revision is in the works. I would like to bet all of these benchmarks for the AMD CPUs are with the CPU-NB set at 2000mhz. The results are not that conclusive.
Even if it was set to 2000Mhz, stock NB clock is 2200Mhz, so the performance difference isn't going to be substantial, especially in power consumption. Pretty conclusive - the FX uses a lot more power, especially when compared to it's intended competition, the 2500K, while at the same time performing worse.
    
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AMD should have just went with a monolithic core design... A 32nm Phenom with more integer pipelines, FP units, faster cache would have made AMD fans happy.
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Quote:
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AMD should have just went with a monolithic core design... A 32nm Phenom with more integer pipelines, FP units, faster cache would have made AMD fans happy.
yes but it would not usher an era of 8 to 16-20 core/module cpus in a year from now. and even more in the other year span.

amd apparently banked on multithreading. thats not something bad.

actually, we are at a point where we need to get a technology for assigning single threaded workloads to multiple cores/modules.

amd told 'dont expect it this year'. this probably means, they are aware of it and working on it.
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post #29 of 32
who'd have thought that more transistors use more power....

once again, toms reposting crap to gain page views....
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post #30 of 32
Quote:
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who'd have thought that more transistors use more power....

once again, toms reposting crap to gain page views....
who'd have though that more transistors = less performance?

reality check
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