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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    This is pretty doable with good air cooling:


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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    This is pretty doable with good air cooling:

    That's fab Tarinder. How do some of the benchmarks look at the OC speed?

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Whats the performance increase from that clock speed then? And at what cost to power usage? Its already very high at stock which is making my decision easier to just pick the 2600k...
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    That's fab Tarinder. How do some of the benchmarks look at the OC speed?
    I'm just piecing together the benchmarks. What I can tell you is that a 4.7GHz/1.42V FX-8150 platform pulls 325W at the mains

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Any oc on the bus or just multiplier? Wondering how that might affect things.

    Oh and Tarinder, I think you need to give it an extra point for a very important reason, it comes in a tin, a tin I say! I can't believe you missed that from the review, shoddy journo!

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    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?
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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    whats a 2600k like when overclocked in terms of power usage?325w is LOADS!!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Thank god I chose to go 2600k and a z68 combo. Really dissappointing from AMD.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    This article is very interesting:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...-Threaded-Perf.

    It seems there is a big penalty for sharing resources within a Bulldozer module.
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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by Doherz View Post
    Thank god I chose to go 2600k and a z68 combo. Really dissappointing from AMD.
    Explain?

    You paid £100 for hyper-threading that you didn't need.....and if you did need it, then the 8150 would probably have done the job better.

    Gamers feeling smug over an i7 purchase - quite funny indeed

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    I was hoping the FX 8 core parts would do better in games. My priority is gaming so whatever makes the best impact there, along with price and feature considerations, gets my money.

    In the current market my money is going to an Intel Core i5 2500K processor and P67 Motherboard because it is the best bang for buck gaming platform. Pitty that AMD couldn't beat it

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    BF3 fanbois FTW!!
    Ah that would make sense.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    ... You paid £100 for hyper-threading that you didn't need.....and if you did need it, then the 8150 would probably have done the job better. ...
    I'm more impressed with the fact that he's running an i7 2600K @ 4.5Ghz on a socket AM3 785G based motherboard

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'm more impressed with the fact that he's running an i7 2600K @ 4.5Ghz on a socket AM3 785G based motherboard
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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    The article on XS indicates that due to the sharing in each module performance per core drops by 10% to 30%!!!

    It makes me think why the FX4100 simply does not have cores switched off and not whole modules apart from salvaging worse chips.























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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Explain?

    You paid £100 for hyper-threading that you didn't need.....and if you did need it, then the 8150 would probably have done the job better.

    Gamers feeling smug over an i7 purchase - quite funny indeed

    *Edit: Sorry for picking you out...just seen the comment so many times in the last 24 hours and it makes me laugh and exasperate every time I read it.
    I use the hyperthreading in encoding stuff for housemates and girlfriend. All media students with ****ty laptops. Got the £100 off them to do their dirty work. Plus the 8150 in reviews actually doesn't really shine in multithreaded tasks like it should. Only place I saw consistent wins was in gaming. To be fair I'd been waiting for bulldozer since 2010. I got proper fed up of waiting. I had money and a week off so, time to build it was. Plus the lower load power consumption is a biggie for me cos my build is all on a 400W PSU.


    Edit: I thought I'd changed my MOBO specs. Fail on my part.
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