Originally Posted by Artikbot
I'm not completely sure about who made it, but I think it was Tom's who tested a plethora of processors at different resolutions, and once the step to 1440p was made, Phenom IIs and i7s were separated mere 5% at most, on graphically intensive games. Once in 3x 1080p and up setups, there was no difference. Even more, FX was performing better than the i7s.
So the problem it's not that the processor isn't powerful (we would say that if the Intel was shooting 60 FPS while AMD ran at 30), the problem here is that the GPUs are on vacation since new games don't push the hardware anymore.
Maybe when one GPU is involved, this is the case. But the real point here is that yes Bulldozer is fine for one GPU yet exceptionally weak when using more than one GPU. If you added a second 7970 to the results there, you would see the same framerates with the Bulldozer chips. The lack of increase is because the AMD chips are just not strong enough to manage that kind of GPU power. Even at super high resolutions, you need a powerful CPU to keep up. That excuse only gets you so far.
To further my point, when was the last time you saw AMD as the primary CPU choice in Gaming Laptops hmm? The proof is in the pudding...
This is a joke right?Edited by Imglidinhere - 8/1/12 at 2:00am