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Maybe it resets after hitting 100 ? 100+15 lol.
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bdpowerdraw.jpg

The FX system has a 560Ti on it. The Intel is on IGP.

Not to mention the fact that the bulldozer power consumption "issue" is only important if you are running the CPU at 100% all of the time. For all the people who consider themselves gamers (i.e. most people on this site) power consumption is a complete non-issue as the CPU is not heavily loaded when gaming.

EDIT: That is not to say I would recommend FX for a gaming rig, but I am just tried of hearing power consumption as its main drawback as it is really an non-issue. FX's problem is that it doesn't perform all that well compared to Phenom II or Sandy Bridge unless you use all threads.

OT: Very comprehensive review.
Edited by JCPUser - 12/12/11 at 5:50pm
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I have edited my post above with the correct image.
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That's an even better comparison because the fx8120(OC) performs much closer to the i5-2500k (OC) than i7-2600k(OC) in the multithreaded test. 401w vs 179w, thats like the difference of a highend GPU right there.
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That's an even better comparison because the fx8120(OC) performs much closer to the i5-2500k (OC) than i7-2600k(OC) in the multithreaded test. 401w vs 179w, thats like the difference of a highend GPU right there.

Got ya covered:

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Not to mention the fact that the bulldozer power consumption "issue" is only important if you are running the CPU at 100% all of the time. For all the people who consider themselves gamers (i.e. most people on this site) power consumption is a complete non-issue as the CPU is not heavily loaded when gaming.
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OT: Very comprehensive review.

Well said! thumb.gif
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x8 should probably only be used for threaded applications, meaning not games since it performs so poorly compared to everything else in less threaded operations.

The only thing it has going for it is it's priced around the i5 and performs around the i5 in threaded applications, however it comes at the cost of twice the power draw. So I'd say power draw under full load is 100% relevant, as an octocore for gaming isn't.
    
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x8 should probably only be used for threaded applications, meaning not games since it performs so poorly compared to everything else in less threaded operations.
The only thing it has going for it is it's priced around the i5 and performs around the i5 in threaded applications, however it comes at the cost of twice the power draw. So I'd say power draw under full load is 100% relevant, as an octocore for gaming isn't.

Forgot to add in the "how long it is under full load" variable... Its 100 percent relevant to ppl who will be using their system at 100% a lot... To people like me, it really doesnt seem that relevant (even while playing games, I never get to 100 percent on my lowly 4100). But this is all my opinion, and I understand everyones situation differs biggrin.gif
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DAMN.. Intel has done an awesome job with i5 2500K

Low voltage and 4.8Ghz and uses 179w

If it only was cheaper i would be getting one for sure...
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