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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Yeah, doesn't have the same marketing swag as "8-cores" though.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    World's first 4 core processor that can be unlocked to 8 cores??

    Now,I know why Moose aren't good at marketing...!


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    certainly wont be buying from Aria though, all their chips will be used ones since it seems they're testing ALL of them and selling the good overclockers for a big markup and the rest going back in >.<. Means you are likely to get a CRAP one.


    (going from this post " Soon as Rawz has tested them all to find the best clocker" so i could be completely misreading it but still seems likely).
    Eww, WT.F?

    I was gonna buy from elsewhere anyway

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Just seen the review on the main site and it doesnt look good... Seems to be far behind the 2600k in all benchmarks.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    I still like the look of it...especially reading Toms review where he tries it with Windows 8 which has an enhanced task scheduler....

    The problem is, I wanted the 6 core (it's for my HTPC/big screen gaming rig)....but it's only 25 quid more for the 8 core.....makes me feel that I'm not get VFM @ 6 core.....but 8 core is more then I want to pay for this particular PC.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Anandtech said the next iteration (piledriver)will be the last on am3+ I might actually sell off my and board and get a sandybridge setup after all this. Anyone want a ud5?

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Anyone know how well the FX 8s fold?

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    Just seen the review on the main site and it doesnt look good... Seems to be far behind the 2600k in all benchmarks.
    Not good at all.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    The anand review is nice and thorough, as well as making me chuckle. Not sure it was intentional:

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dsmax bench result
    As our first heavily threaded, predominantly FP workload we see the FX-8150 come out swinging.
    Sounds good.
    A tangible upgrade from the Phenom II X6,
    Sounds even better..
    the 8150 is hot on the heels of the Core i5 2400
    Oh

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    ... Seems to be far behind the 2600k in all benchmarks.
    Except 7-Zip and TrueCrypt of course, where it beats i7 2600...

    It looks like in parallel int workloads it performs like the monster it should, but in FP loads it performs like a slow quad-core - clearly the resource-sharing trickery isn't performing at peak efficiency. If the rumoured prefetcher issues get patched, it'll be interesting to see how much of the problem is down to poor prefetching and how much is down to actual performance issues...

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Performance certainly looks good, but it would have been better some time ago to compete with the SB release rather than reduced price SB and impending future Intel chips. I can imagine the patch making quite a difference, lets just hope they get it out soon! It's place as a gaming chip depends on it really. Also I assume power consumption will get better with yield.

    Also, comments like this don't impress me (Anandtech):
    Although not depicted here, the performance using the AMD XOP codepath was virtually identical to the AVX results.
    Why not include them then? I'd expect AMD to do quite well here...
    Also I didn't see any mention of the patch when I skimmed through.

    Oh and you know those guys saying stuff along the lines of 'Bulldozer is the chip you'll want to buy for gaming' - I wonder if they have a beta BIOS or something?
    Last edited by watercooled; 12-10-2011 at 10:42 AM.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    The anand review is nice and thorough, as well as making me chuckle. Not sure it was intentional:

    Sounds good. Sounds even better.. Oh
    Thats a nice review from the looks of it, but having read your post, do I need to read it?

    Thanks for the succinctness my friend, appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UseItNow View Post
    do I need to read it?
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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Good review from AnandTech - as usual looking at the technical aspects of the architecture in a lot more detail than you'll get elsewhere. Shame we didn't get any overclocked results though - he pushed the chip to 4.6GHz stable on AMDs stock air cooler but then didn't benchmark it? Despite saying throughout the review that he felt clock speed was what bulldozer was lacking...?

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Good review from AnandTech - as usual looking at the technical aspects of the architecture in a lot more detail than you'll get elsewhere. Shame we didn't get any overclocked results though - he pushed the chip to 4.6GHz stable on AMDs stock air cooler but then didn't benchmark it? Despite saying throughout the review that he felt clock speed was what bulldozer was lacking...?
    Are there any other overclocking results out? I can't see any, even from sites that also overclocked. Could be embargoed as well.

    edit: found one - legit: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1741/19/

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