Originally Posted by almighty15
Not all new games can use 8 threads
They will if they are designed from the get go to. Since the ps4 and xbox 720 are based on this, it wouldn't be hard to believe that the ports to the PC will also do it.
Anyways I was a original Fx buyer, 8120 clocked it to 4.9ghz under water, and its been good to me. Yes its not the best solution for most folks, but my workloads it is quite a bit faster than the 2500k it was priced against. I already had the motherboard, and a 1055T. So i dropped in just a new cpu and it was worth it for my coding compiles, and video encoding.
I skipped over pile-driver seeing it didn't really offer that much more, despite what AMD praisers will tell you. Honestly I was thinking about switching over to haswell 4770k to be exact when it came out. I guess I will just wait and see what SteamRoller has to offer, as again i won't have to upgrade the motherboard.
Anyways Bulldozer< Steamroller supposely another 23-25% faster than piledriver in IPC. If this rumor is to be true the Steamroller chips will offer pretty stellar mutithread performance and make good gains in IPC. I'm not to worried about single thread performance anymore, anything that is single threaded already runs like a champ on todays processors.