Originally Posted by NaroonGTX
The lack of L3 cache won't impact performance by any reasonable measure since the L3 cache in BD/PD was abysmal, and hardly got utilized in most desktop workloads. Kaveri performance will leave any Piledriver quad and possibly hexacore behind simply because of the lack of the CMT penalty and higher individual core performance, not to mention overclockability. AMD said they wouldn't work on the L3 until EX, whatever that means.
I think this is that bench I was talking about:Sawce
That bench pretty much reiterated what we both said lol, but yeah. I guess the only reason there was so much variance in the bench you linked is because it was Xfire. People who only run a single-card don't run into those CPU bottleneck scenarios as often.
Which Means we prolly wont See a High performance 4 Module/8Core CPU Until Excavator.
Im Happy with my FX8350, fixes everything I found wrong with my FX8120, and if prices keep dropping, I'll get an FX8350 to replace my 8120 in my brother's system.
I'm sitting pretty at 5.15 Ghz with a lil wiggle room (5.2 is possible), (Im at 5148MHz - 232MHz x 22 @ 1.47 v ) I refuse to go above 1.5v, so if I can adjust the FSB and MP to get 5.2 without needing More Juice, I'll be happy, But for now 5.15 GHz is what I have been using for the last 5 or 6 months.