Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
That is possible. Another possibility (just my speculation) is that the full 8 core CPU's are for the server end market.
And yes, no reason to put all of your cards on the table if the competition is......well nonexistent!
Just for reference, a 5ghz 8350 is still slower than a stock 3930k. You don't even wanna bother looking at the power consumption..
8 cores @ 5ghz is slower than 6 @ 3.5ghz....(you can see why intel dominates the enthusiast market)
If anyone would pay attention to my posts.... Here is a point I have tried to make again and again. For a while I was getting annoyed at the "Intel is better/best/god" argument. But then it dawned on me. Most, and most probably means 95% or greater, of these programs were engineered and tested with Intel CPUs. So these benches test Intels capabilities far better than AMD. And with AMD being a far smaller share of the market, why would they? So what would happen if they setup a test that would be fairer, say test both to see how they actually worked against equally. HWBOT Prime is a new benchmark that does just that. And your claim that Intel is so much better than AMD or as you put it "a 5ghz 8350 is still slower than a stock 3930k", well AMD FX8350 is stomping all Intels, with the exception of a 32core Xeon (spelling there?). I already know why, but I'd rather get the Intel fanboys fuming first. And there is a reason why that will really make a lot of you AMD haters eat crow.