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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328-14.html

Here is some skyrim benchmarks, which is a heavily cpu dependent game. The phenom pulls ahead of bulldozer if course, but piledriver pulls ahead
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I don't mean the other FX chips which are supposed to be much better but in particular the 8120 which has got horrendous reviews all around and everyone sort of acknowledges how bad it is... it can't even play SC II maxed out with a few units on screen without seriously low FPS.
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phenom I was worse in my opinion
otherwise i'm very happy with my 8120


also, coming from a 955be, i'm able to stream in 720p while gaming and watching other streams without breaking 50% usage.
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it can't even play SC II maxed out with a few units on screen without seriously low FPS.

scII is a cpu limited game. overclock your 8120.
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I don't mean the other FX chips which are supposed to be much better but in particular the 8120 which has got horrendous reviews all around and everyone sort of acknowledges how bad it is... it can't even play SC II maxed out with a few units on screen without seriously low FPS.

The reason for the low fps in Sc2 is its very poor optimized and uses barely 2 cores. Its unfair to compare an i5 and 8120 in such a case. The 8120 will show its strengh in multi threaded applications. The processor was not so bad. It was just release in the wrong time. How can a 8 core cpu stand in a world with applications optimized for 2 cores, propably 4 cores?
But in fact it wasn´t good because the performance wasn´t really higher than most phenoms and a serious problem was / is the energy consumption.
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I have an alt PC I built with one of these installed and god its like night and day compared to my i5-3550 - its incredibly sluggish even in desktop use (its that easy to tell the difference) in Windows 7 - and it runs about 1/5th of the frame rate that my i5 can pull of in SC II.

It seems like this processor has taken a HUUGE step back from the Phenom II series - even in benchmark tests it outperforms the FX-8120 by miles in most games.

Sluggish in desktop? Not even my ancient Athlon II 2.5GHz laptop feels sluggish in desktop. You are doing something seriously wrong because I can underclock my CPU to 800MHz and I won't feel the difference, desktop doesn't require massive CPU power.

SCII on the other hand is a dual core optimised mess. They used x87 instead of SSE, which is a decade old already. It's entirely Blizzard's fault and even in big fights Intel CPU's suffer badly because of their laziness or stupidity.
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Ever? No. The worst processor ever made was the Pentium 4
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I have an alt PC I built with one of these installed and god its like night and day compared to my i5-3550 - its incredibly sluggish even in desktop use (its that easy to tell the difference) in Windows 7 - and it runs about 1/5th of the frame rate that my i5 can pull of in SC II.

It seems like this processor has taken a HUUGE step back from the Phenom II series - even in benchmark tests it outperforms the FX-8120 by miles in most games.
you think your desktop is sluggish? You don't even have this chip do you? rolleyes.gif trololo post

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Doesn't make sense. The performance of the chip is more than enough on desktop since THE CPU IS NOT DOING MUCH!

If anything, it's your storage system that is slow.
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Pfft, the Pentium 4 was by far the worst CPU to ever be mass produced. tongue.gif
     
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It's probably not the worst processor ever made, but it's almost certainly the worst processor in the last seven years (i.e. the post-Netburst era, beginning July 27, 2006 with the Conroe-based Core 2 Duo launch).
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