Originally Posted by pietro sk
i remember your words, you said - at stock clk SB is bottlenecking your cards... thatÂ´s why you need oc it
iÂ´m asking, do you know, how clockable 4BD cores will be ?
I don't care about stock.
This isn't your AMD website where people are unaware of what hardware really does.
I'm telling you it doesn't matter how clockable 4BD cores will be if SB is capable of maxing out my GPUs than it could be 100034324324 times faster and it wouldn't matter one bit to me.
Let me try again.
I bought SB months ago because my Phenom II x6 @ 4.4GHz couldn't handle a single gtx 470. So I bought SB and it was so fast it made my gtx 470 look slow. So I got another gtx 470. I still have 99% usage any almost everything I've ever tested. Games that do bottleneck the cards are still close to 100 fps average or higher anyways.
At this time adding more cpu power would do nothing for me because I am not buying another video card nor will I be upgrading to more gpu power any time soon. My next card will be either either AMD or Nvidia next gen.
Does that help? For what I need SB provides. Having more cpu power than I need to push my gpus is a waste. AMD can't provide the power I need, Intel can. I have that power, getting more is not needed right now.
D o y o u s e e w h a t I a m s a y i n g n o w?
Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
Equivalent to Sandy Bridge both are 32nm plus Bulldozer's core/module design means a cooler processor. The question is how well Bulldozer Core vs Sandy Bridge Core clock for clock.
It also matters how well its designed and how good the power gates are and a list of other things. I wasn't aware that my SB chip hitting 60C in 65F ambient on water at 5GHz was considered a hot chip.
Bloomfield is 45nm, so is the 955. The i7-720 clocks higher and performs better per clock than the 955 however. Yet both are 45nm.Edited by BallaTheFeared - 4/5/11 at 3:37pm