Originally Posted by ESP
What what percentage of gamers will be CPU limited by an FX cpu at 1080p? What, 1 out of 300 games? 1 our of 10,000 gamers who are running the 79** series?
If you did any 3d rendering on linux you would know that Bulldozer offers more performance per dollar then Intel's offerings do.
You're simply arguing about a bunch of unimportant meaningless crap while having absolutely no grasp on the market as a whole.
You know even though I don't agree with your opinion I've still been respectful. After all, it's just a friendly conversation - nothing person about it at all. You on the other hand have been rude to everyone on this thread. What's amazing is how someone manages to be so clueless yet so condescending at the same time.
1) You made the argument that BD was designed for APU's anyways. How can BD be intended for APU's when it's power consumption goes through the roof at higher speeds? Nothing about Bulldozer even resembles an APU. Llano on the other hand...
2) You just mentioned Linux performance and market share at the same time. How many people do you honestly think use BD for Linux encoding purposes? How many pre-built computers actually shipped with the FX-8150? That chip has limited market share to begin with. Which brings me to this point...
3) We were talking architecture
- not one specific chip. When you have a successful architecture
all chips from top to bottom perform well - not just the flagship that's $50-$75 than the chips you're comparing it to.You keep saying it's more than just gaming - so why did AMD market this chip heavily toward the gaming community? The only programs BD excel in are Linux ones that benefit from more cores. When you compare apples to apples BD loses every time. Try the FX-4100 against the 2500k and Phenom II 965 and Bulldozer gets killed.
4) Again, you don't spend $260 for an enthusiast chip just to play Bejeweled. What percentage of gamers? Well considering all new games
are bottlenecked it's safe to say they aren't satisfying their targeted audience. The fact that their flagship CPU is nowhere near supporting their GPU is a disgrace - especially when AMD has spend this much time advertising Dragon Platform/Gaming Evolved brand.
Trolls like you always tend to get the conversation off topic by making asinine remarks. I'm pleasantly surprised AMD managed to game market share despite the reputation hit they took.