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Originally Posted by Tarnix
@ceaddar: Uuh... Piledriver is actually better than Phenom II X6 in many places, not sure why they failed there. Bulldozer was a fail imho, but Piledriver is promizing. And "heat issues"... I don't see how generating as much heat as Intel currently does is an issue. Performance at a price.
@CPU blocks: They don't look like AMD Fan mountings... O_o I guess I was expecting something different since the H80 comes with a classic Fan mounting.
You have to read his review for the bulk of the information. The video is basically a synopsis of what he went through while working with the CPU. It could be that he got a bad chip. But I don't believe that he did because I saw several times where 8350 held it's own reasonably well against 8150 and 1090T. So it's better than previous AMD sure. But like Tom, I cannot recommend putting together and entirely brand new build with that CPU. if you've already cashed in yur nickels to buy an AM3+ board and you're running a mediocre CPU then by all means make the splurge on the 8350. It's a solid upgrade over the lower end Phenom II chips that are compatible with AM3+. But I'm on AM3 and while I could probably buy that CPU it's not that much of a performance boost over my 1100T. So yeah it's a failure. I can't recommend against it enough if you're looking to build a brand new system. Dollar for dollar you're better off going with Sandy Bridge and upgrading the chip when you have the means to do so. Is it more expensive? Yeah it is. But it also out performs BD and PD. So why fight it?
As I said, when I'm ready to build a new system it'll be Intel unless AMD has decided to fix the problem. I don't hate AMD, I love AMD. I just don't like how they screwed their own consumers by telling everybody to launch their boards and it takes them 6 months to launch the chips. Especially if what Tom says is true, that they didn't really do anything with the chips between their initial launch day to their actual launch day. It really ticked off a lot of consumers with that bit of fail logic.
Anyway I'm not trying to start a flame war and you're entitled to your own opinions on FX-8*** chips but this is mine and I'm saddened by the latest reviews. I wanted Piledriver to bounce back strong for AMD.