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post #11 of 14
aw..heya jf..haven't seen you since bd-release night :lachen.gif: ..glad to know you're still kickin thumb.gif: Umm..to speak for myself..I'm hoping amd comes out with something spectacular soon..i kinda feel they might..i'd say ..don't rule out revising phenom2 architecture..
IMO ..this Zosma is FAN-TASTIC! i cannot relay how good i think it is..yes..i won the silicon lottery..for once..but ..dang it's good!

PS: i sold my Sabertooth mobo :lachen.gif:
I was rather angry with amd
 
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Well the bad reviews aside I am really happy with my FX-8120 it has performed well above my expectations. I see a lot of parallels with the FX roll out and and Vista in that the main problem with Vista at the the time was drivers and not the OS itself. Even without full support with Windows 7 the only games I had problems with at the time were games with the Steam CEG DRM. To AMD's credit an updated microcode has been out for more than 2 months but has taken time for mainboard manufactures to get a bios update with that code. And from what I have read some boards still do not have a bios update that work correctly. With my 890FXA-GD70 MSI just released an update that works the 10th of this month. Now I can finally play Portal 2 DNF Deus EX: Human and Saints Row The Third.

I have seen a lot of post on Steam forums and others with stuttering on some current games and it surprises me to see a lot of them running high end i7\Nvidia rigs that should blow mine away and yet I can play them all with high or ultra settings and no stuttering at all.

At the end of the day I built this system to play my games HD movies and surf the web and it does everything very well.
 
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Are there any comprehensive benchmarks with the new patches/microcode?
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Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post

Are there any comprehensive benchmarks with the new patches/microcode?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1213342/return-of-the-return-of-amd-fx-my-ocd-amd-fx-8150-review-with-ocd-6990-daily-results,

Competes with Intel Sandy bridge just fine......
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