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post #21 of 33
Pioneer is spot on, as usual.
Too many of the (currently) wrong assumptions in design make the current FX series a poor choice for desktop users, unless you spend a lot of the time using lots of multi-threaded applications.
For servers, they rule big time.
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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.
Yes, new CPUs come out every 6-12 months, however, CPU architectures could come out up to once every 10 years, so the architecture that BD is based on still has plenty of time to mature before it is EOL. You have to remember that the K architecture has lasted AMD pretty close to (or maybe even over) a decade.

EDIT: I am in no way saying that he should buy one now, just consider that BD isn't a failure as much as it is an experiment in a new way of doing things and an investment in the future.
Edited by DirektEffekt - 11/2/11 at 3:47am
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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.
This might be a shocker for some of you, not everyone purchases with the pure intent of here and now.
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This might be a shocker for some of you, not everyone purchases with the pure intent of here and now.
Yeah because it totally makes sense to buy a CPU to use it in 5 years right?
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I do a lot of 3d rendering. After effects and C4D.

i5 2500 not only beats FX-8120 but it even beat the more expensive FX-8150 in adobe After effects



In cinebench 11.5, i5 2500 scores 5.52 while FX-8120 scores 5.54
http://static.techspot.com/articles-...nthetic_03.png

0.02 difference is not going to be noticeable
post #26 of 33
as much as hate to say it but bulldozer is terrible. it barely keeps up with multithreaded applications and totally sucks at single threaded applications (yeah, it's slower than a phenom I clock for clock). just skip the first gen bulldozer altogether. maybe next gen we might have a good performer
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I am an Intel owner and fan however I do feel that Bulldozer is ahead of it's time, and receives a lot of negative attention because it's strengths are not the focus for the large part of this community.
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I am an Intel owner and fan however I do feel that Bulldozer is ahead of it's time, and receives a lot of negative attention because it's strengths are not the focus for the large part of this community.
im a huge amd fan. my sig rig is actually misleading. I really find it hard to justify bulldozer. even at multithreaded apps it loses to a 2600k. talk about not having a selling point. it's good with one thing and sucks with other tasks. even though a 1090T's clock for clock slower than the old i7, it beats the last gen i7 at multithreaded apps even the 2500k and sometimes the 2600k in some tests. bulldozer is plain terrible. i don't think the architecture is wrong. I think the production is what went wrong and AMD didn't get the performance they wanted
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Er what? Ahead of time, by that time there will be brand new chip.
Now or never these chip are useless right now. Price ratio in performance is expensive comparing to Intel.

Technology is moving fast, Intel Ivy Bridge will be king again even Piledrive is out. What the heck! AMD is really behind.
Bulldoze is built for now, not for future, In the future Intel will have 16 cores consumer version and AMD would set standard as 8 cores but won't be Bulldozer anymore.

This is why it is valid that we can call it piece of crap.
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How does the AMD FX-8120 Zambezi stack up to the i5 2500k and i7 2600k.
It doesn't.
    
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