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Yes, honestly OP I don't think there is a single person in this forum who sold their sandy bridge rig for bulldozer. Even in multithreaded applications sandy bridge tends to perform at least as well or better. This is coming from someone who had been waiting for bulldozer since May, I am not in any way a fan boy.

The benchmarks tell you all you really need to know. And yes I do realize you were asking for "real world" difference, but there is such a thing as a "real world" benchmark. Bulldozer loses in these benchmarks just like the rest.
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post #12 of 174
lmao @ someone "upgrading" from a Sandy Bridge to a Bulldozer.

But seriously, there's no point in getting a Bulldozer unless you simply don't have a computer and someone gives it to you for free.

And no, there's absolutely no real world improvements in going from Sandy Bridge to Bulldozer except in like 1-2 softwares out of a million. And in terms of gaming, even Denebs and Thubans own the Bulldozer, so that should tell you how far ahead Sandy Bridge will be in that department.
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Regardless I'm not interested in people's opinions just because they read about the benchmarks, I'm interested in those that have bulldozer now, and use to have SB...

Basically I want real world performance differences.
CPU's are NOT speakers or wine. You can't make up a bunch of crap about how smooth and laced with allspice undertones BD is compared to the raw power and choppy bitterness of SB. It would just be lies and placebo that would be 100% impossible to recreate in blind testing. There is no magic here.

Real world applications that can be measured in time are benchmarks. Real world applications that cannot be measured (?? "feel" lol) about about as worthless a reason to buy a CPU as the name printed on the chip.

Instead of saying real world, can you explain what you want this CPU to do? For most people, an Athlon will handle "real world" just fine and they wouldn't be able to tell the difference if I gave them a 990x. If you are interested in system responsiveness, you should be asking about SSD's.
    
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Still waiting for someone who actually has had both BD and SB. Might be waiting a very long time it seems.
    
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You can see the real world performance difference by looking at benchmarks for applications that you will use.

In very heavily threaded applications, BD can occasionally edge out a SB chip. In the majority of situations, SB stomps on it.
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You can see the real world performance difference by looking at benchmarks for applications that you will use.

In very heavily threaded applications, BD can occasionally edge out a SB chip. In the majority of situations, SB stomps on it.
I saw the benchmarks and want end user opinions from this forum..people that actually use these chips on a daily basis for a variety of applications and games that some review sites may not even use.

And specifically from people who have gone from SB to BD.

I'm pretty sure I was clear in my first post.
    
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I have neither but to be honest anyone who has sandybridge who was waiting for bulldozer to be released to see what it could do would of bought off the reviews and benchmark results IF it had been better than sandybridge, the fact that in benchamarks is shows that bulldozer isn't an upgrade for sandybridge owners will probably mean you could be waiting an age for a reply from someone who bought it on a whim without waiting for benchmark results.

Are you thinking of maybe building a rig with a sandybridge or bulldozer cpu ????. If so then you may just be better off going by the hard facts of what every review/benchmark shows coz the reality is i doubt there are many people on here who bought a bulldozer cpu over a sandybridge set up which is bought and paid for already.

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I have neither but to be honest anyone who has sandybridge who was waiting for bulldozer to be released to see what it could do would of bought off the reviews and benchmark results IF it had been better than sandybridge, the fact that in benchamarks is shows that bulldozer isn't an upgrade for sandybridge owners will probably mean you could be waiting an age for a reply from someone who bought it on a whim without waiting for benchmark results.

Are you thinking of maybe building a rig with a sandybridge or bulldozer cpu ????. If so then you may just be better off going by the hard facts of what every review/benchmark shows coz the reality is i doubt there are many people on here who bought a bulldozer cpu over a sandybridge set up which is bought and paid for already.

Dave.

This....
Nobody is gonna spend 500 bucks going to a sandy rig to spend another 400 to try out bulldozer. If you want to find out so bad then go buy a sandy rig then go buy a bulldozer rig. We cant be as financially sound as your self to just drop 500 dollars here and there. And people that do have the money are smart enough to look at benchmarks first, rather then go on a spending spree.
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I don't own both but I have seen both in action head to head. Friend of mine bought the 8150 pretty much without reading anything about it or asking for anyone else's opinion. He runs it on a crosshair V board with 8GB of ram and a single 6970. He can overclock it to almost 5GHz on air (after much help from me and several other IT friends). We did a LAN party a couple days ago and gaming wise there weren't many noticeable differences between his rig and others there (one guy had a 2600k). We played mostly COD. Of course after hours of smack talk it devolved into mudslinging. Like I say he bought it without doing any research so he was acting like his eight cores could demolish anyone else's rig there. That's when people started getting annoyed. Where I work we do mostly photo and video processing so we all loaded up photoshop and ran some pre-sequenced filters. 2600k was demolishing everyone and my 1100T was performing as well as his 8150 even though his rig is OCd more than 600MHz faster than mine. This of course was not very scientific and I'm sure AMD fanboys would argue that photoshop isn't written to take advantage of FX architecture but since I seem to be the only person here who's seen the two chips run head to head I thought I'd share. I wish we'd written down numbers to share. I've also done a lot more tweaking of my system than he has.
    
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I saw the benchmarks and want end user opinions from this forum..people that actually use these chips on a daily basis for a variety of applications and games that some review sites may not even use.

And specifically from people who have gone from SB to BD.

I'm pretty sure I was clear in my first post.
Actually I believe there is one person on this forum who went or is planning on going from a 2500K to an 8150 because his 2500K wasn't fun to overclock. Let me see if I can find him in another thread
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