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Then i guess i'll just do what i'm supposed to. and wait til my real upgrade then biggrin.gif

EDIT: i'm curious now, Why would the fx-6100 need to be 4.8 to match my 3.8? isn't bulldozer faster then Phenom 2's?
Edited by Dante_son_of_sparda - 2/9/12 at 8:43am
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post #12 of 17
Your Phenom II is faster, but since it's free, you might as well take it and make some money off of it, or use it to build a rig for your parents, gf, etc. thumb.gif
 
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post #13 of 17
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Then i guess i'll just do what i'm supposed to. and wait til my real upgrade then biggrin.gif
EDIT: i'm curious now, Why would the fx-6100 need to be 4.8 to match my 3.8? isn't bulldozer faster then Phenom 2's?

No, not at all. Believe me, we all thought it would be. But quite the opposite. Ask Schmuckley. (think that's his name) He had an FX-4100, and it took an "extra gigahertz" or so to keep up with his Phenom.

If you want to know about the FX-6100 on offer, look at my last post on the first page of this thread (at the bottom). Contains two links that show you how far behind BD is relative to your CPU.

Thread for thread, and clock for clock, it's slower than the first generation Phenom. It's slower (again, thread for thread, clock for clock) than even the "Fusion" APUs.
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Keep your CPU and forget about first gen BD chips. Save money and keep an eye on Piledriver vs IvyBridge this year. (Ivy will probably be faster but I think Piledriver would be very close to Sandybridge level and the fact it'll work on existing 990fx boards, the price would be competitive as well)
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Keep your CPU and forget about first gen BD chips. Save money and keep an eye on Piledriver vs IvyBridge this year.

Good advice.
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grab it and keep it for a "I have too many computer parts lying around, so I'll build a random computer for fun" machine
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Good advice.

In the near future, they are coming out with a revised Bulldozer. Claiming a nice performance bump.
    
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