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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
Haswell will take care of any bottlenecks
Actually, we're talking about this review:
http://hardocp.com/article/2011/04/1...ifire_review/2

They did their testing with a 920 @ 3.6.

We pointed out that 580 SLI was being held back by the CPU.

When they did their follow up 3 weeks later with a 2600K @ 4.8, it clearly showed that 580 SLI was being held back originally, just like the Nvidia "fanboys" pointed out.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_redux/

There was a huge thread about it, we were called every fanboy name in the book, until we got that proper review.

Ever since, HardOCP no longer tests with a 920 @ 3.6.

Anyway, to get back on topic.

The reason they chose 580 SLI and Tri-SLI in this review is because those are more demanding on the CPU, which is what this test is all about.

I liked their mods response to this question:
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I'm not disputing verdict just saying that with the difference of CPU overhead beetween SLI and CF the triple card scenarios would probably look slightly better for AMD (by which i mean losing slightly less).

Still I'd make even more decisive conclusion (almost Rage! like )
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I don't think making Bulldozer look slightly less bad on purpose will help anyone. The only value I see in that (just my opinion) is letting Crossfire / CrossfireX users know what they are in for if they "upgrade" to Bulldozer / Zambezi. But, most of you have no idea how long that would take. I'd wager that article took well more than 30 hours to complete with all that testing. And I'm being generous with that estimate. The real-world testing method is slow to say the least.

Edited by 2010rig - 11/3/11 at 4:01pm
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Instead of BD, just get this if you want those kind of SLI results:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116404

3.4Ghz stock clock, $200 cheaper than Bulldozer!
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Instead of BD, just get this if you want those kind of SLI results:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116404

3.4Ghz stock clock, $200 cheaper than Bulldozer!

Don't diss the Prescott, ja?





In any case, Bulldozer is a lesson learned for AMD. If you talk the talk, you'd better walk the walk. To think I was going to build a BD rig for a friend.
 
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That cant be right... I know BD doesnt beat SB but its not THAT much worse :/
    
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Pretty bad results there for BD.
Ouch!

I think its safe to say that Bulldozer is an unmitigated disaster for desktop.

AMD must have known this well ahead of time and should have pulled the plug on it 12 months ago rather than damage their image and brand in this shambolic fashion.
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So glad I didn't upgrade my mobo and such for a bulldozer build as I had planned. Can't wait for Feb or so to upgrade to Intel.
    
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WOW the FX-8150 really does SUCK. Any serious gamer should stay away from it.

I mean come on, these results are almost comical!:



That is the biggest piles of lies I have ever seen.

The Bulldozer processor is working at its stock Turbo clock, 4.6Ghz.
The Core i5 is overclocked by a HUGE margin, larger than most enthusiasts run 24/7, 4.8Ghz.

Stupid, stupid test.
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AMD must have known this well ahead of time
Ofcourse they did. Thats why it was delayed a million times and everyone believed what JF had to say. "Oh Don't worry, BD will dominate all". The only people who believe BD is worthwhile reside on Amdzone
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Ouch!

I think its safe to say that Bulldozer is an unmitigated disaster for desktop.

AMD must have known this well ahead of time and should have pulled the plug on it 12 months ago rather than damage their image and brand in this shambolic fashion.

It is pretty obvious that AMD cannot pull the plug like INTEL. AMD tried an APPLE with BD if I am honest. Used deception to lure customers. Look at the marketing they did ... if you have no idea how to research on CPUS, you will see that BD is the 10th Wonder
 
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That is the biggest piles of lies I have ever seen.

The Bulldozer processor is working at its stock Turbo clock, 4.6Ghz.
The Core i5 is overclocked by a HUGE margin, larger than most enthusiasts run 24/7, 4.8Ghz.

Stupid, stupid test.
Stock Turbo clock for a FX 8150 is 4.2GHz

Most enthusiasts run 2500ks at about 5GHz

Both of these overclocks were done on water and are considered easy overclocks to achieve
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