Originally Posted by daman246
I heart that LGA2011-3 will support both DDr3 and DDR4.
I haven't heard this. Do you have a credible source?
DDR3 & 4 have different sockets and for a CPU to be compatible with both would require a significantly more complex memory controller.
Thus far, Intel has never had an IMC that supports multiple generations of memory, even though a few of their older MCHs did.
Originally Posted by Deadboy90
Would disabling hyperthreading be benifitial with this chip to force the physical cores to be used while playing an 8 core usable game like BF4? Or will the chip automatically do it.
Any remotely modern OS where cores are not parked should schedule threads to physical cores first.
I'm pretty sure even Windows XP does this.
Originally Posted by XiDillon
AMD counts logical cores and NOT physical cores like Intel does.
AMD core counts are physical cores. An FX module has two physical cores, even if they share more resources than is typical in most other contemporary architectures.
It's not a form of SMT.
Originally Posted by Syan48306
People aren't saying they're not 8 cores, the majority of the people are saying that they're half baked.
They can't match what an intel core can do. Not because of software but because of shere IPC
This is a more reasonable assertion. Performance for a given transistor count/die area is flatly poor on the FX line.
That said, from a consumer perspective, the price reflects this and they can be a good value, "half-baked" or not.