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It barely keeps up today. Imagine how slow i'll be in a year....
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Originally Posted by ragtag7 View Post

Man, I just feel so mixed about the whole Bulldozer performance thing. I just really want to read a solid answer and make a purchase, or not.

The general consensus if that if you just want better gaming then look elsewhere. More threaded stuff then maybe.
     
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According to Anandtech cpu bench it does not appear the fx 8core (3.6ghz) does that bad against the PhenomII 965 (3.4ghz) in single threaded so how can it be so much slower? Does the fx have a turbo freguency for single threaded?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=102
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It barely keeps up today. Imagine how slow i'll be in a year....

Barely keeps up with what? if your talking about console port games... Almost any cpu can maintain 60fps anymore...
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Alright the FX 8150 has a turbo of 4.2ghz and scores about the same in single threaded against a Phenom II 965 @ 3.4ghz so that is 800mhz more for the FX to equal the 965 in single threaded performance. Phenom II@4ghz is equal to FX 8150 @ 4.8ghz in single threaded
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I concur. though most apps will spawn at least 2 threads now days.

Realisticly, I will have4-5 apps open when im doing anything.
Winamp or VLC playing media on one monitor, possibly with a browser open as well on that monitor.
A game or second browser open on the other screen.
A whole slew of SSH terminals for monitoring my server. Maybe a VNC window to that server.

Thats a lot of threads when you think about it. Each browser is a few threads a piece, a media player is usually 2, games are 2-4.
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Man, I just feel so mixed about the whole Bulldozer performance thing. I just really want to read a solid answer and make a purchase, or not.

Just depends on what you want. Clock for clock they're slower than Deneb and Thuban, but neither Deneb or Thuban can clock as high. If you aren't going to overclock then it's not a good choice to make, if you are then the 8 cores are a decent option.

Sites like Guru3D show the 8 cores as better than Phenom's for the most part, especially when you clock them high. The only downside is power draw but if you can get your hands on a good cooler and you have a good PSU it doesn't matter a whole lot in the grand scheme.

But like I said if you prefer to run them at stock, then it's a poor choice. I'd also probably not buy the 4 or 6 core versions either seeing as you already have an X4. It's pretty much grab an 8 core and overclock it or stick with what you got. smile.gif

I've had a Sandy Bridge system as well as a 1055t, and based off my experiences I don't think the FX 8 cores are bad chips. I don't benchmark though, I just play games and surf the web. wink.gif
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It is almost hard to believe the that new technology from AMD (Bulldozer) is not performing as good as there previous line the phenom II x4 x6 ... doh.gif
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If BD was a failure in every measurable way, how come it scores between the 2500k and 2600k (where it is priced) in many things that average people do. Gaming is far down on the list of what many people use computers for, especially with the advent of consoles. It performs where it is priced for what many people will use it for.

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AMD answers 10 questions about Bulldozer.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/29/hardocp_readers_ask_amd_bulldozer_questions/1
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