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post #11 of 426
Nice results. I'm assuming these may be with the various fixes and patches over the last few months.
I kinda want to build a Bulldozer system for fun. I might just do that if these are universal results.

I would be very interested in your setup. cheers.gif
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Thanks guys. Like I said the only thing that changed between setups are the cpu and mobo, everything else stayed the same. Specs for both AMD and Intel are listed in the original post. Might be a bit hard to read so I'll post cpu and mobo specs here and edit the original post to make it easier to read later on. And yes the FX-8120 had the patches installed.

Intel cpu: 2500k
Intel mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

AMD cpu: FX-8120
AMD mobo: Asrock 990FX Fatal1ty
post #13 of 426
Not sure if 8GB of RAM (timings are 9-9-9-28-37) makes this much difference from your 4GB, but I thought I'd share it anyways. 32M/1024M:

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But I do (or did, sold my 2500k rig earlier today) get extremely similar results overall. smile.gif
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That's really interesting, the FX-8120 is doing much better than I thought it would.
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post #15 of 426
Hmm nice review, but what happened in heaven 2.5 benchmark? It's extremely GPU limited benchmark, and there shouldn't be that kind of perfomance difference between the two processors.
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Yeah I thought the heaven benchmark was a bit odd as well. I've tried my CPU at all different clocks and gotten the exact same performance. Something weird going on there with your runs.

Honestly no surprises with your results though really. The FX does well in multi-threaded synthetics and get's owned in games and lower/single threaded stuff.

Good stuff though.
    
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Yeah I thought the heaven benchmark was a bit odd as well. I've tried my CPU at all different clocks and gotten the exact same performance. Something weird going on there with your runs.
Honestly no surprises with your results though really. The FX does well in multi-threaded synthetics and get's owned in games and lower/single threaded stuff.
Good stuff though.

its 8 core vs 4 core after all.
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I can chime in a bit and while Im still making sure its "stable" at 4.8ghz (it games and benches and does 1+hr stress before i shut down), i have so far noticed my heaven 2.5 score to be a few fps lower than my 1100T at 4244mhz. It could be my gpu driver though so Im going to be installing the same as the tested amount.

Intel 2500k max fps 120.x fps
amd 1100t max fps 120-126fps (I would get results all within that range)

Im notcing over time that its kinda like the negative FX-8150 reviews snowballed out of hand. EVERY site bad mouthed it, and i dont blame them, amd overhyped it, but in reality its solid at heavily threaded stuff and sometimes can take out the 2600k in those applications. I think AMD's weakness is gaming though and it clearly shows in the game benchmarks.

Personally in bf3 with my system, everything is identical except the motherboard and cpu, I lost stored data on min and average fps (deleted wrong drive, backup didnt have that on it) so can't compare but it "feels quicker" durring multiplayer gameplay, such as quickly turning around. I dont know how much of it is real vs perceived though. Core usage seems similar between the 1100t and 2500k too, both had 1 core around 70-85% while others lower depending on map, it does however seem that overall cpu use is lower on the 2500k but I havent cared enough to truely compare.

Overall Im happy with the change, had I dropped another 8120/50 (had one a week durring launch 4.6-4.9ghz) I would have always still wondered how the 2500k does. I think come ivy i might get the 2600k equivelent.
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