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The minimum frame rates are disgustingly bad too.

Check out the minimum on Fear...11FPS?? Seriously??

NINE FPS on ARMA???

WOW.

Meanwhile Sandy Bridge is in the 40's and 50's.

That's just, well, wow.

WOW.
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And here I was hoping that there wouldn't be any more BD threads. We all know it sucks, A LOT. Let's just forget about this disaster and hope that Piledriver will deliver what Bulldozer promised.
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So why did Nvidia even let AM3+ boards get SLI certified??? That is completely ridiculous.
Because it'll sell more hardware. No company wants to admit that their platform isn't a viable option.
 
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The worst part about Bulldozer is the way AMD is marketing it.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...ges/amdfx.aspx
Aye, some of the marketing lingo made my day
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Perform mega-tasking and get pure core performance with new “Bulldozer” architecture.
Pure... errr... what's that supposed to mean?
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Enjoy stable, smooth performance with impressive energy efficiency thanks to a 32nm die.
Oh, it's impressive alright
     
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This article could be a little more respectable if they showed an AMD mulit-gpu setup comparison. Why would AMD design theirs chips for a competitor's graphics setup to perform as optimally as a Crossfired one?

They plainly state
We have chosen specifically to use the GeForce GTX 580 for this because we have tested with absolute certainty in the past that CPU performance affects GTX 580 SLI and Tri-SLI more than it does Radeon HD 6970 CFX and Tri-Fire
So, I guess moral of story is that don't SLI your setup if you have Bulldoozer.
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This article could be a little more respectable if they showed an AMD mulit-gpu setup comparison. Why would AMD design theirs chips for a competitor's graphics setup to perform as optimally as a Crossfired one?

They plainly state
We have chosen specifically to use the GeForce GTX 580 for this because we have tested with absolute certainty in the past that CPU performance affects GTX 580 SLI and Tri-SLI more than it does Radeon HD 6970 CFX and Tri-Fire
So, I guess moral of story is that don't SLI your setup if you have Bulldoozer.
They didn't because they wanted to show how the CPU scales. In there previous benching of SLI vs X-fire it showed the X-fire barely scales with better cpu's unlike SLI which needs a better CPU to do better. They weren't wanting to test something that wouldn't scale that much, to show how well the CPU scales. That being said, I would still have liked to see x-fire and tri-fire.
Edited by fantasyalive - 11/3/11 at 12:15pm
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This article could be a little more respectable if they showed an AMD mulit-gpu setup comparison. Why would AMD design theirs chips for a competitor's graphics setup to perform as optimally as a Crossfired one?

They plainly state
We have chosen specifically to use the GeForce GTX 580 for this because we have tested with absolute certainty in the past that CPU performance affects GTX 580 SLI and Tri-SLI more than it does Radeon HD 6970 CFX and Tri-Fire
So, I guess moral of story is that don't SLI your setup if you have Bulldoozer.
Troll?
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Troll?
Nope, tri-sli and sli actually needs more cpu power compared to trifire, this was proven a while back by hardocp in a trifire 6970 vs tri-sli gtx580 review.
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I am sure we will get a cross fire FX8150 review before to long. I don't expect it to do much better.

...heh...and I don't think they could really design the CPU to work better with ATI cards. It doesn't really work that way. AMD might be able to make the Cat drivers work better with bulldozer, but if the game doesn't take advantage of it it won't help much.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/3/11 at 12:22pm
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i wonder if there are any tweaks that might improve thr performance. if latencies in cache reads is one of he main culprits, what would a ridiculously high ht yield? or maybe even a slower one?
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