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Why would AMD even release something this bad? or is it just horrible in terms of gaming?
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All the BD fans said nobody plays at low resolutions so turn in up because it is 2011. I wonder what these fans will say now that the resolution is so high and it performs like this .
 
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post #13 of 229
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Originally Posted by Gallien View Post
Why would AMD even release something this bad? or is it just horrible in terms of gaming?
This is just a guess but I'm thinking It's possible that as this architecture matures with further revisions down the road, it could be competitive. Similar to AMD's evolution in the GPU market, their inital approach with 'more cores' wasn't very powerful or efficient but with the HD4xxx series and forward they became quite competitive.
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The only reason this was launched so 'optimised' is to try to cover the huge R&D hole they have. Gamers will not buy this, that is for sure!
 
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One of the worst CPUs I've seen, in many years.
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Wow.

I can't wait to hear the excuses now.
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I knew it was bad but holy cow that is UGLY
    
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So why did Nvidia even let AM3+ boards get SLI certified??? That is completely ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by Gallien View Post
Why would AMD even release something this bad? or is it just horrible in terms of gaming?
Mainly lightly threaded programs, which games fall in to. The majority of games have 1 or 2 main threads and many more "light" threads, but the few main threads are what really matters. If we take a look at the BD arch we see that they sacrifice IPC for more cores and speed (faster than their previous chips, but comparable to current Intel chips, and having better IPC gives the gaming win to Intel), which does not benefit this situation at all. The only place BD does well is in very heavily threaded programs.

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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post
This is just a guess but I'm thinking It's possible that as this architecture matures with further revisions down the road, it could be competitive. Similar to AMD's evolution in the GPU market, their inital approach with 'more cores' wasn't very powerful or efficient but with the HD4xxx series and forward they became quite competitive.
Very much agreed. It is a situation very much like Pentium 4, where a lot of things were added at once but it did not turn out very favorable. They then scrapped a lot of ideas and then slowly implemented them over time in their next chips with better results. The problem with BD is that they can't implement them slowly, its all or nothing.

And I've been saying this all along: I think its amazing that BD achieved the results it did when you look at everything it has stacked up against it. It will be interesting to see what they can do over time.
    
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Utterly embarrassing.
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