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Why is it that a thread about a member's AMD CPU is being picked apart? I would hope a thread in the AMD section would not be insulted by Intel users, but that does not seem to be the case here. What gives any of you the right to insult another OCN member? What does it matter to you how he feels about his CPU? He has done nothing to insult the Intel users with his post, yet some of you jump right in and insult him. And you wonder why there is hostility and ill will towards each of you.

I think many of you have forgotten what it is like to socialize with each other on a human level as is apparent with your lack of mutual respect for a fellow OCNer. It doesn't matter what hardware you use, what brand you are loyal to, or even what hardware you can afford; The common tie is that we each have a passion for computers and hardware. Respect each other on that level. And remember Intel owners to thank AMD for the on-chip memory controller and the understanding that microarchitecture efficiency is more important than shear MHz speed (netbusrt architecture comes to mind).
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post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post

Why is it that a thread about a member's AMD CPU is being picked apart? I would hope a thread in the AMD section would not be insulted by Intel users, but that does not seem to be the case here. What gives any of you the right to insult another OCN member? What does it matter to you how he feels about his CPU? He has done nothing to insult the Intel users with his post, yet some of you jump right in and insult him. And you wonder why there is hostility and ill will towards each of you.
I think many of you have forgotten what it is like to socialize with each other on a human level as is apparent with your lack of mutual respect for a fellow OCNer. It doesn't matter what hardware you use, what brand you are loyal to, or even what hardware you can afford; The common tie is that we each have a passion for computers and hardware. Respect each other on that level. And remember Intel owners to thank AMD for the on-chip memory controller and the understanding that microarchitecture efficiency is more important than shear MHz speed (netbusrt architecture comes to mind).

+1 .. thank you sir. smile.gif
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Glad its filling its purpose thumb.gif
Edited by scorpiontsi - 1/26/12 at 7:51pm
    
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post #24 of 31
OP, why is it you feel the fx 4100 is faster than a x4? Can you give more examples or benches? I'm asking because I believed performance would be similar.

Anyways, have fun.
    
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post #25 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAMZ87SS View Post

As stated I am running a AMD FX-4100. I have read all about the fact that it should be a "GOAT" , it is epic fail, it doesn't do well on bench marks, etc....
As I type this post I am streaming 2 music videos, running Prime 95 on my 4.7 GHZ OC (for over 3hours), and also watching my local radar on weather underground. OH I almost forgot I also have up my twitter page , my facebook page , and a few other forums I frequent. I can surf @ well over 5 GHZ(5.2 started some issues) without issue , but gaming and benching is out of the question. I think I am being held back by my memory, but will say without a doubt this chip is KILLING my 965 BE . Specs are in my rig below, only change is the H100 cooler.....which BTW CPU temps are 44C max .
BENCHMARKS BE DAMNED!!!!!!! I LOVE IT

It's not a terrible chip by any means. A lot of people were just butthurt with it because of it's release delays and lower performance per thread than expected.
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post #26 of 31
my FX4100 has outdone my Athlon II X3 @3.6 ghz by FAR. the 4100 is so extremely easy to overclock that there isnt really a point to keeping it stock, there meant for overclocking. i got a 17FPS increase in cinebench over the athlon (fx was at 4.2). with my GTS 450 at the same clocks of course, 47fps compared to 30. games also feel A LOT smoother, even at 1440x900

also, with my H60 and a CM sickleflow fan, i get 39C max for my temps when slightly undervolted. and thats with ambient temps around 21C , also with the right readings too.
Edited by ajslay - 1/26/12 at 10:03pm
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post #27 of 31
The op shows us that 95% of other PC users do a lot less then him and why they don't need a 2500k or 8150.
    
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post #28 of 31
Congrats on the new chip!

With exception of benching and such, its good to know that people are indeed satisfied with their purchases (goes for any cpu or purchase in general really), and the technology itself while not exactly living up to the expectations of some (myself included at the time), it is still very useful in day to day tasks.

Every cpu has its pros and cons, and will also have fanatics, and haters alike.
Its all good though, different strokes for different folks.
post #29 of 31
I feel you dude, I got the same feeling when I upgraded from my Q6600 to my i7 870. Embrace the feelings of speeeeeed!
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post #30 of 31
Glad you are happy with your chip. When i got my i5 it was £150. The i7 was £260 and the reviews of the BD said it wasn't that great. I could't justify the extra £110 for the i7, the performance gain wasn't good enouth. As most programs don't use more than 2 cores i could see the point in getting the 8 core BD as the single core perfomance with intel was better.

No i ma not a fan boy, those are the reasons I went for the i5 rarther than the i7 or BD. He went for the BD for his own reasons.

Most modern chips are over kill for everyday use, my perants are still running a P4 based computer, and i have a P3 laptop that will happily run a Linux distro, btw this laptop was upgraded to windows 98 to give you an idea of it's age.
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