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Originally Posted by tCoLL;15536057 
I do a lot of 3d rendering. After effects and C4D.

Not trying to sound like a dick here but what does that have to do with my post and the part of your post i quoted? I was quoting because what you posted sounded like you recommended someone buying a processor where they'd have to wait years to benefit from it.
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post #12 of 33
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It performs worse then the older Phenom II's in games.... It's a useless chip...

Edit: Intel's quite far ahead.

Maybe with Piledriver AMD will at least attempt to increase performance....
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post #13 of 33
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Not trying to sound like a dick here but what does that have to do with my post and the part of your post i quoted? I was quoting because what you posted sounded like you recommended someone buying a processor where they'd have to wait years to benefit from it.
Did I miss it, or did he specifically say he was using it for gaming? May have overlooked it. But I wouldn't recommend a processor without knowing what it's going to be used for.
post #14 of 33
The Bulldozer broke down - Total flop by AMD - get a 2500K.

LOL at all the BD threads - So many headaches, can't get stable, etc. etc.
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In situations where BD beats a 2500k, it beats it by a little bit.

In situations where the 2500k beats BD, it facestomps it.
 
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Current stepping of bulldozer are disappointing. Hopefully next stepping will improve it.
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post #17 of 33
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I do a lot of 3d rendering. After effects and C4D.
Sorry to say it but a 2600k would be a much better choice that a bulldozer for stuff like that.

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It fully depends on your intended usage of the CPU. If you're gaming, the Bulldozer won't work as well as the Intel Core i5 lineup will, or even the Core i3 for that matter.

If you can use 8 threads, it does well.
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post #19 of 33
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and if you give it a few years more software take advantage of those extra threads.
Lol, give it a few years!? Really? OMG Way to go. I love chips that were made 3 years ago that perform great today, happens all the time.

Edit: I hate Intel, love AMD, but C'mon!
Edited by Chuckclc - 11/2/11 at 3:06am
post #20 of 33
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If you're a gamer, sure. It's not as hot as the 2500k. It is a little ahead in multithreaded apps, and if you give it a few years more software take advantage of those extra threads. It's a chip that is ahead of its time. If you can properly use the extra threads, it is a solid offering. Calling it "useless" is a gross generalization.
You're not getting it. CPUs get new releases every 6 to 12 months. A CPU needs to work NOW, not in a few years. In a few years Intel will have other CPUs that will munch the current FX line to dust and AMD will have had 4-5 attempts to come up with something better. Buying an expensive CPU now that only starts making sense in a few years is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. It goes against anything the PC world is about.
 
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