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Actually..Thubans @ 4+ Ghz are very nice biggrin.gif
They have about 50% more throughput than the Xeon I just killed..I noticed (57 xeon,78 Thuban)(Gflops)
Of course..SB nets over 100 Gflops easy..with AVX and High-frequency RAM
1366 isn't enough of an improvement over a 6-core thuban to warrant $1000 more..
Edited by Schmuckley - 4/17/12 at 12:07pm
 
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Unfortunately, I would probalby still be making payments on that 4 years from now! Is the 990x really that much better than a 6 core AMD chip?

if you go that route I woudl just get the i7 970 instead, same chip and unless you are running really good cooling you would max any 1366 6 core chip between 4.2 and 4.5 Ghz anyways.
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if you go that route I woudl just get the i7 970 instead, same chip and unless you are running really good cooling you would max any 1366 6 core chip between 4.2 and 4.5 Ghz anyways.

i gots one of those adn i love it biggrin.gif def a good way to go
post #54 of 70
the 8120 is just the 8150, but at a lower clock. i have the 8120 on an h60 and i have it overclocked to 4.2ghz. it is a very good chip, and you can save $50 over an 8150. you can get it for $100 under a 2600k. if you have the money, get the 2600k, but if you want to save a little, then you can get an 8120.
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I guess the question is, will I really see a huge difference between a FX8150 and a 2600k or 3820? What are the chances that AMD will release a better chip in 3-5 years that will fit the AM3+? If they probably will and I probably won't notice much of a difference in the cpus mentioned above...maybe I should look at an FX8150? I'm not worried about 1/2 second difference in encoding time...i woudl much rather save money thumb.gif
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I guess the question is, will I really see a huge difference between a FX8150 and a 2600k or 3820? What are the chances that AMD will release a better chip in 3-5 years that will fit the AM3+? If they probably will and I probably won't notice much of a difference in the cpus mentioned above...maybe I should look at an FX8150? I'm not worried about 1/2 second difference in encoding time...i woudl much rather save money thumb.gif

Actually, if AMD insists on AM3+ platform, they would be digging their own grave. Right now there are couple problems with AM3+ platform. You still have a north bridge chip, still have PCI Express 2.0, still need to keep backward compatibilities in check. All of these are limiting the system performance, and to some extent hurts BD performance. I suppose AMD could do what Intel have done with LGA775, still uses the same socket, but different chipset necessitates a new motherboard for new CPU.

I would be really surprised if AMD plans to reuse AM3+ beyond Vishera. With Intel pursing SoC design aggressively, there is really no reason to keep AM3+.

Now one thing you do have to keep in mind is long term operating cost, aka your power bill. If you do intend to OC Bulldozer, keep in mind that on average it consumes 100 W more than Intel SB. Beyond 4.5 GHz your power consumption goes up exponentially. Depending on your local kWh rate, you may be paying little or significantly more on your power bill. More enough to neglect any short term savings AMD has to offer. So if you plan to keep your system 2+ years do keep that in mind.

Like I said, 2600K and 3820 have more balanced performance (better performance overall). If you are on budget Xeon E3-1230 works pretty good too. If all you are doing is encoding FX-81xx series will be a better choice on performance standpoint.
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I guess the question is, will I really see a huge difference between a FX8150 and a 2600k or 3820? What are the chances that AMD will release a better chip in 3-5 years that will fit the AM3+? If they probably will and I probably won't notice much of a difference in the cpus mentioned above...maybe I should look at an FX8150? I'm not worried about 1/2 second difference in encoding time...i woudl much rather save money thumb.gif

Yes. you will:

A whopping 6 seconds less in DivX encode and 20 more fps in H.264 encodes (first pass) http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=287
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In 3-5 years AMD will have scratched the whole AMx socket lineup and gone with a new series of non-retrocompatible processors.

They will also have a brand new architecture out.


That's if they decide to keep going on the high performance market.
   
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In 3-5 years AMD will have scratched the whole AMx socket lineup and gone with a new series of non-retrocompatible processors.
They will also have a brand new architecture out.
That's if they decide to keep going on the high performance market.

They quitted xD
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So I posted the same question in the AMD thread and most people are in agreement that I should stick with intel. So right now, it seems like my best choice is a 2011 x79 using a 3820 chip and then in a few years, I can drop in a 6 core 3930k (hopefully prices are much less).

Does this sound about right? Do you think I will be somewhat futureproof with this scenario?
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