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Originally Posted by BankaiKiller View Post
no point in upgrading motherboard if it will run just fine with most features on my current board seeing as I just got it a few months ago
Thta's where you went wrong...

...patience is a virtue
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post #32 of 58
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And Intel's had the feature since Nehalem. Kinda slow. Still hope everything works out for AMD.
Power Gating?

It might not necessarily be Turbo Mode, FYI...And if it is, AMD has had that since Thuban already.

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The way I understand it is that it's much more than a power saving feature. Since each module has two cores which both share the same L2 memory, its designed so they can shut off one of the cores and devote all the resources to the other one. That way it can handle lightly threaded applications better.
This is what sounds like the most plausible idea.
    
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I thought Nvidia got out of the chipset business ages ago. Their most recent chipset, the 980a, is nothing but a rebrand of the 780a with DDR3 support.
LOL,a rebrand?From NVidea?Surely not?,LOL
Edited by crossy82 - 4/25/11 at 7:42am
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LOL,a rebrand?From NVidea?Surely not?,LOL
i had a 980a board, under CPUz it showed up as 780a. The only difference was when I took off the chipset HS to look at the chip itself to see if the box was lying


....it said 980a on the chip
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This. It is inconceivable to buy a FX CPU then cheap out (or not buy a new) motherboard.
You do know what power gating is right?
post #36 of 58
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You do know what power gating is right?
The ability to shut down cores/modules. Should enable TC2.0 to boost more effectively as it saves more power compared to a downclock reliving the need to change the voltage when TC2.0 is active. TC2.0 will also boost even if there is no gating and all cores are being utilized as not all workloads stress every transistor on the chip meaning you may still have some headroom in relation to TDP. I have read the stuff on the BD blog

That being said what the point of your comment? I was advocating buying a new board for new features such as said power gating.
Edited by JCPUser - 4/25/11 at 8:16am
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That being said what the point of your comment? I was advocating buying a new board for new features such as said power gating.
Because it is a needless feature for us overclockers. Having a 900 series chipset will not benefit you in any means of performance when compared to an 800 series chipset. It is by no means inconceivable to use bulldozer on an 800 series chipset.
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i had a 980a board, under CPUz it showed up as 780a. The only difference was when I took off the chipset HS to look at the chip itself to see if the box was lying


....it said 980a on the chip
They must have mixed up the stamps that day...

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Because it is a needless feature for us overclockers. Having a 900 series chipset will not benefit you in any means of performance when compared to an 800 series chipset. It is by no means inconceivable to use bulldozer on an 800 series chipset.
That we know of yet.
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The Chinese forum I go to is leaking all kinds of stuff about Bulldozer. A person has a 6 core engineering sample (and may have others). They said they will post cinebench results next week.
Not any more they won't-since it's already all over the net.They even took the page offline with the model numbers and engineering sample numbers.
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They must have mixed up the stamps that day...



That we know of yet.
No they didn't mix up stamps, it is indeed a 790i but with added features.
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