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This really is a dead horse... AMD's bulldozer is an unmitigated failure as an enthusiast/gaming CPU, however, I think everybody knows this by now, lol.

The AMD fan in me hates to see articles that so clearly highlight BD's shortcomings, but on the other hand pieces like this are necessary so that people don't buy into AMD's absurd marketing and get this chip for their new, shiny CFX rig. I mean... I would hate to have that fail CPU in my rig crippling my 3 GPUs.

Also, I have to cop to the fact that there IS a notifiable difference in gaming with PH II compared to SB. I am sure I have made many posts in the past saying that AMD is good enough (well ok... AMD is good enough if you are running a single 6950/570 or below), but there really is a big difference.

Intel gives you so much better minframes and is actually able to keep games locked in at 60 (yeah vsync) whereas my old AMD rig would always have these annoying little FPS drops. Sucks to admit, but Intel is way ahead in terms of gaming experience compared to PH II and Faildozer just makes the situation worse. **sigh**

Anyway, here to hoping that AMD has changed their marketing strategy and is being conservative in their comments about the 10-15% improvement for PD and that next year AMD CPUs will be good enough to allow some of us displaced AMD fans to find our way home.
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This really looks like original pre-B3 stepping Phenom bad. Some users have reported unexpectedly bad framerates with pre-B3 stepping Phenoms, and it has to be errata in the chip. I suspect the same is going on here with Bulldozer. Because it's pathetic Bulldozer can't get over 30 FPS in FEAR while 2500K is getting over 100. Phenom II would be getting much higher than 30 FPS. Smells like a bug in hardware, especially since Dues Ex and other games have trouble running at all.
Edited by cusideabelincoln - 11/3/11 at 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by 996gt2;15565259 
Don't know if anyone noticed, but I love Bulldozer's framerate consistency (or total lack thereof) in this benchmark biggrin.gif

It wasn't just that one. In nearly every benchmark shown the framerate consistency from 1 second to the next is awful.
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Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE;15561463 
Ummm ok I been reading through this and where the Crossfire results?
Oh here's a little something... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Phenom II is smoking BD in Mafia and Crysis.
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Originally Posted by mad0314;15565945 
I have no idea what you said...

lol, I had to read it a few times, and it was giving me a headache.

For a fellow Canadian, that's some horrible grammar there bro.

Here's the translation of what he wrote.

Low end gaming does not matter. What's the point of buying a more expensive and slower CPU which struggles with 1 - 3 graphics cards versus the competition?

It's like having a car that can go off road, snow, miraculously run on water @ 100 Km/h, and it only costs you $20,000.

Or, you could buy a car for $28,000 that can also go 100 Km/h but you're limited to a single road. Even if you only used 1 road your whole life, it would be stupid to buy the more expensive car with less options.

Poor analogy + poor grammar.

Bottom line: It doesn't make sense to buy Bulldozer, since a 2500K is cheaper and better.
Edited by 2010rig - 11/3/11 at 11:26pm
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Originally Posted by 2010rig;15566037 
lol, I had to read it a few times, and it was giving me a headache.

For a fellow Canadian, that's some horrible grammar there bro.

Here's the translation of what he wrote.

Low end gaming does not matter. What's the point of buying a more expensive and slower CPU which struggles with 1 - 3 graphics cards versus the competition?

It's like having a car that can go off road, snow, miraculously run on water @ 100 Km/h, and it only costs you $20,000.

Or, you could buy a car for $28,000 that can also go 100 Km/h but you're limited to a single road. Even if you only used 1 road your whole life, it would be stupid to buy the more expensive car with less options.

Poor analogy + poor grammar.

Bottom line: It doesn't make sense to buy Bulldozer, since a 2500K is cheaper and better.


Yeah this. BD only make sense if you are 1) into overclocking with sub-zero cooling and WRs or 2) just want something new to tweak/play around with.

For everybody else...
High end: Intel (x79)
"Mainstream": Intel(p67/z68)
Low End: Toss up between PH II/32nm Athlon/Llano and the i3 SB

IMO, the above is true in just about all situations.
Edited by JCPUser - 11/3/11 at 11:38pm
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Ahh that makes sense now after re-reading it lol. He has a point, though... so my next car will be an Evo or STI!
    
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Lol I'm keeping my thuban smile.gif it's rock solid at 3.8Ghz since I got it.

And my next car will be a Scion TC ( fo real ) I just love the look of it .

I run BF3 all maxed 1200p 2xAA with 40-100 fps lol. avg above 60. I can wait another 2 years
    
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Originally Posted by 996gt2;15565259 
Don't know if anyone noticed, but I love Bulldozer's framerate consistency (or total lack thereof) in this benchmark biggrin.gif

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didnt really noticed that.. yea, imagine gaming on that thing, that constant spikes should be super annoying !! frown.gif
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didnt really noticed that.. yea, imagine gaming on that thing, that constant spikes should be super annoying !! frown.gif

That is pretty much what I noticed on the FX4100 as well. Nothing but dissappointment from the whole launch.
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