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It's only going to get worse too since GPUs will be getting more powerful. Ivy Bridge and LGA2011 are going to be so far ahead it won't even be worth it to own any AMD cpu as a multi-gpu gamer.
    
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Originally Posted by uncholowapo;15558266 
So why did Nvidia even let AM3+ boards get SLI certified??? That is completely ridiculous.

Well, they probably did profit from the hype that BD created looking at how many 990FX boards were sold. It doesn't really matter for nVidia that BD failed, AMD already paid for the SLI license anyways. Also Thuban users can now just get an SLI certified motherboard if they really want to have nVidia setups.
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It's only going to get worse too since GPUs will be getting more powerful. Ivy Bridge and LGA2011 are going to be so far ahead it won't even be worth it to own any AMD cpu as a multi-gpu gamer.

That is exactly right. I really wanted to throw AMD some money next time around, but looks like they will not get any of my business.
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;15558048 
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 smile.gif.

Arg! don't even bring that up. I kept trying to get it into their heads that if you are testing the CPU...you want a really low resolution so that the CPU is the bottle neck and not the GPU. You don't care what the GPU can do...just the CPU in a CPU bench.

Though it didn't do as bad as I was expecting...though in Metro 2033 I am not sure if tri SLI isn't still a bottle neck at that resolution tongue.gif That game is a beast.

Fear 3 results were just...depressing.
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We know this since BD launched.
   
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PII lacked HP for Multie GPU-Setups. Now BD does even worse. Most of the time Intel is 100% faster. How is AMD going to catch up with only 10-15% increase every year. They need something 2 x as fast as BD.
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Considering HardOCP is known to be AMD biased, this is just embarrassing for Bulldozer.

I respect HardOCP for telling it how it is.
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The Bottom Line

In every game we played so far between the AMD FX-8150 and Intel 2500K, not once did the AMD FX-8150 come out on top with a dual or triple-GPU configuration. Even when performance was "similar," the Intel CPU still held a certain percentage of performance advantage, over the AMD CPU. Given these results, we saw no need to include the i7 2600K. When we look at pricing, things all start to fall in place. Currently, the Intel i5 2500K can be had for $214.99 online. The AMD FX-8150 is currently more expensive at $279.99 online. That extra $65 will get you twice the cores, but it won't make up for Bulldozers low gameplay performance. Save your money, get an Intel i5 and overclock it for a better experience.

All of our gameplay testing has brought us to this single conclusion, if you are serious about gaming on the PC, and or you have a dual-GPU or better configuration, you will simply have a better gameplay experience with an Intel i5 or i7 CPU. Currently, when it comes to Bulldozer and Sandy Bridge, Intel simply has the better platform for high-end gaming.

The worst part about Bulldozer is the way AMD is marketing it.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/amdfx/Pages/amdfx.aspx
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In every game we played so far between the AMD FX-8150 and Intel 2500K, not once did the AMD FX-8150 come out on top with a dual or triple-GPU configuration.

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Total And Absolute Failure.
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man AMD just cant catch a break with BD(except for WR's,the only place it really shines)
but i doubt thats what AMD had in mind for BD?
hope they can fix their next CPU and do a proper good launch,where AMD fans don't have to become eternal apologists,it's getting very sad to read excuse after excuse and calls of cheats and bias and utter denial coming from the real hardcore fans lately.
it would be so great to have AMD on top for a year or so to push intel some more and keeps prices in check for all consumers of CPU's
    
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Originally Posted by UNOE;15557951 
Suffering with tri SLI too.

Maybe it needs 4 GPUs!!! wave2.gif
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