Originally Posted by TheLaughingMan
Due out to market mid 2010. AMD always leads in gaming by a slim margin and fails miserably at the Pi test.
Most hardcore folders use GPU power. No CPU can compete in folding with a GPU. The architecture is just built to do stuff like that.
Originally Posted by pantherx12
Yeah AMD really seam to be able to optimise their chips for gaming, even though clock for clock their not as powerful as intel chips.
Pretty impressive if you ask me : ]
It's not anything to do with optimizing for gaming. It's just that beyond a certain amount of processing power, you pass the point of diminishing returns, and the gpu becomes the single largest factor in gaming performance. Pretty much any modern Quad or better is going to perform about the same in games.
It's everywhere else that the cpu can make a difference. Can't wait to see how well it crunches and how well it encodes. This will likely be my next cpu.