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It underlines what AMD fans have been saying for years (since 2006): Yes, Intel is faster. But for the same amount money, I can do way better with AMD.

That's the reason I stayed with the AMx platform. Upgraded through three CPU generations on the same motherboard, where as I would have had to buy a motherboard or two in addition to the CPU upgrade if I was on intel.

Thought about upgrading to a 2500k, but in all seriousness I have zero complaints about my rig and don't own a game I can't max. In a blind test, most people probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
    
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So in an AMD sponsored test called the "AMD reality check", I'm supposed to believe the results are completely legit? No.
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i smell a bias
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Benchmarks don't lie, that's all I can really say.
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A lot of the time I get a better "feeling" from higher clocked systems. I'm probably going to say that it comes from a smaller reaction time. This is probably what got AMD those votes. That's the only plausible answer I can come up with, anyways.

Or CPUs don't actually matter in most games, and people used minute differences as their reason for picking one system over another.
    
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Or CPUs don't actually matter in most games, and people used minute differences as their reason for picking one system over another.

this
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AMD definitely proved a point. On the most advanced PC game to date (at least in terms of multiplayer), people couldn't tell a difference between the AMD CPU and Intel CPU, even if the AMD CPU is inferior. In fact, most people voted for the AMD system as the winner, which means that AMD did something right... at least in this test. Bear in mind, Battlefield 3 is not a CPU limited game provided you have 3 or 4 cores that are moderately fast. Hell, I can turn my graphics settings on low, go into a 64-man server, and watch fraps from every angle, and my framerate on my crappy phenom II X4 will never drop below 60 fps. The CPU is more than powerful enough to handle to most demanding situations in the game easily.
AMD's Achilles heel in all of this is the damn power consumption of Bulldozer. If that had been better, then AMD might have won me over on their new architecture. Since intel is out front in both overall performance and efficiency, it's hard to give AMD any credit. However, in terms of gaming, it's apparent that the gaming industry is mostly GPU-limited right now. That's a good thing for AMD.

it got waay better with the patch, also lower temps too

for me at least

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yes, those "supposed" enthusiast, specially here they only live by numbers and nothing else; nerds ftw i guess??
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So it didn't state at all how people determined any sort of differences between the two systems or what they were doing on them so I find this test moot.
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Come on AMD at lest make the tests CPU limited...
Funny how the first test was comparing integrated gpus when I don't think anyone ever questioned that AMD's offerings are better than Intel's in that regard. Now if only they picked a game that was more CPU limited like SC2. Even better would be to test programs such as video encoding, CS5, and rendering software such as 3Ds Max or Revit. AMD needs a reality check.
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good PR stunt but everybody on OCN knows how crap the 8150 is. to the average joe, yeah, hes not going to know which one is truly better. but to us, we know.

also this is a really bad test. just gaming. introduce the 8150 to some encoding and cpu based tasks and the 2700k will just stomp it.
 
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