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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Intel optimized/AMD-sabotaged compilers anyone?

Buying this processor would mean an eternal goodbye to overclocking. Remember that, everyone. Especially with low cost 4-core (2-module) FX Series products on the horizon.
It's not specifically "AMD sabotaged". Performance is reduced for VIA chips as well.

Article
http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/vi...d-fake-p1.html

Discussions
http://www.agner.org/optimize/blog/read.php?i=49
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?...3&cid=13042922
Edited by sLowEnd - 4/20/11 at 4:29pm
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Intel optimized/AMD-sabotaged compilers anyone?

Buying this processor would mean an eternal goodbye to overclocking. Remember that, everyone. Especially with low cost 4-core (2-module) FX Series products on the horizon.
Even if that is the case for this one benchmark, the other 20 or so seem similar results.
    
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The i3-3120 and i3-3100 are basically the same thing. I think it's only fair to test both of them at the same clocks. If they get the same results, it's obvious that the i3-3120 is pointless.
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If you're a computer enthusiast then you're not buying a dual-core. Those that are buying them to benchmark are the only ones out of luck and they make up an insignificant fraction of even those enthusiast on this site.
Really? So I'm not an enthusiast? I went looking for a Phenom II X2 when I started building this machine. Your statement is about as untrue as it gets. Go check out the Core i3 owners club and tell them that.
     
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If you're a computer enthusiast then you're not buying a dual-core.
Definitely untrue. Would buy one for htpc, home file server, family pc, budget extra gaming pc.... Pretty much anything apart from my main pc

If i was limited budget would probably get it for main pc as well. Cheap and awesome
post #16 of 17
Didn't take long before the AMD fanboys threw the "program is biased" card.
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Didn't take long before the AMD fanboys threw the "program is biased" card.
they seem to be having "Sensitivity" issues when it comes to Intel News like these..
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