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edit - http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000226/AMD-FX-8150-Revisited/3#axzz1mDsomw00
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600mhz advantage over AMD's 4 year old architecture, still loses. Meh.
Edited by Dmac73 - 2/12/12 at 5:56pm
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If you already have a top end 990fx board and have money burning a hole in your pocket go for it, But if you have a middle of the road board with a dual or quad core I would lean towards either waiting till pile-driver comes out or until ivy-bridge comes out and grabbing a 2500k or 2600k.

The 8150 is a decent chip not the best AMD has produced but will get the job done for 90% of people.

Sorry for a little bit of thread derailment here.

My question is is why don't they treat every module as its own dual core processor and have a master dual core to processor all of the info from the other 4 modules. So making it a 10 core yes but actually 4 dual core working in tandem dividing up the load between the 4 modules and having the 5 module compiling them together. I am by no stretch of the imagination experienced in this field, With that said don't flame me but educate me with knowledge on the complexity of this and is it even feasible. Pm me with the info and don't clutter this tread any more than i have. Thank you in advance.
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

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Only Fanboys use terms like "demolish"
:eek.gif: Ooops..looks like I'm a proud AMD owner rolleyes.gif

What is the best stable clock you can get with all six cores on that Zosma??
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Yea, people say these things use alot of power, but they overclock like a boss. And guys my friend, cole, is a qualified electrician. We stuck a AMP meter on our power box, and the computer uses next to nothing, which means they are very cheap to run.

And if you are worried about it that much, get a 1000W 80+ platinum power supply.
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Yea, people say these things use alot of power, but they overclock like a boss. And guys my friend, cole, is a qualified electrician. We stuck a AMP meter on our power box, and the computer uses next to nothing, which means they are very cheap to run.
And if you are worried about it that much, get a 1000W 80+ platinum power supply.

Everything you say is contradictory and conflicting.
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So much argument. All I know is that the hexa-core 3930K scores twice as high on CB 11.5 (all cores utilized) compared to octo-core FX-81**. tongue.gif
 
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I honestly don't see the point of buying Bulldozer unless you already invested in an AM3+ motherboard. Even then I almost always recommend people wait if they already have a PII X6.

I used AMD for my last three builds, and the last time they were worth using for a new build was the early Phenom II (PII) days. After Intel released Lynnfield, and later Sandy Bridge, AMD no longer had the price for performance crown.

AMD recently admitted that they are going in a different direction and are no longer worried about the desktop market as it's becoming more and more niche every year. They are now focused on using ARM as a way to get into mobile devices by doing something similar to Nvidia Tegra. If anything this is a smart move for the future as they know they own Intel in graphics.
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Yes it's as "bad as everyone says". That's why it holds the world record overclock thumb.gif

You might be able to overclock 8150 as high as you want, but in the end, the 2600k still outperforms it.
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So much argument. All I know is that the hexa-core 3930K scores twice as high on CB 11.5 (all cores utilized) compared to octo-core FX-81**. tongue.gif

In my country the FX 8150 costs $340.00.

And the 3930K costs $899.99. I would expect to see even more than twice the performance with that costs, then there is the expensive X79 motherboard compared to 990FX.

This is like comparing a Porsche 911, to a mini cooper.
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In my country the FX 8150 costs $340.00.
And the 3930K costs $899.99. I would expect to see even more than twice the performance with that costs, then there is the expensive X79 motherboard compared to 990FX.
This is like comparing a Porsche 911, to a mini cooper.

It shows, however, that the BD design has fundamental limitations that need to be overcome.
 
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