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Am I the only one who is still interested in BD?

Do you still want a BD CPU despite the negative reviews?

  • Yep, I surely do.

    Votes: 17 27.0%
  • Definitely NO.

    Votes: 31 49.2%
  • I sort of do, but not sure yet.

    Votes: 15 23.8%

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#26
So how come none of the game benchmarks are using BC2 to bench the cpus with. To me this and starcraft are the perfect games to test CPU performance with. I would like to see how BD hold up there. BC2 is very multithreaded and SC2 would show clock speed and core efficiency.
Well that is the problem, it's very multithreaded. God forbid they truly show Bulldozer's strength to the world. These games should have been part of every single Benchmark from the begining. :mad:
Nothing wrong with Bulldozers Power Comsumption. It's an 8-Core Monster for bloody sakes.;)
 

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#27
So, despite all the reviews and negative community and review site feedback... do any of you guys still have the urge to plunge for a BD setup? I have this urge to pickup a 8120 and a ASUS CH 990FX simply because I want to overclock an 8 core CPU. I know it seems dumb, but I have fun tinkering with new hardware more so than having the 'fastest stuff available'. I know I sound like a hypocrit because I stated earlier that I wasn't too happy with the BD results... but, I'm still intrigued. Anyone else in the same boat?

@ Anyone who has a FX 8xxx: Try disabling four of the clusters/cmt's and let us know your results.
Source: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...ew-(4)-!exclusive!-Excuse-for-1-Threaded-Perf.

You don't need a reason to want it or a "business case", it just does it for you, so you want to own one as a PC enthusiast. :) Now, I voted No, but I totally get where you're coming from. If It'd had 8 truly discreet cores, then I would have been tempted myself.

If you want it, get it, end of story. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. :D
 

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#29
Could be just that it's just because they had an actual retail part and not an engineering sample.
I can't see how the difference between BIOS and UEFI can matter, except that it's not the same company -- nearly all of the reviews on UEFI boards are CHV... so maybe an update problem there. Gigabyte just might be getting their BIOS updates out faster than ASUS.
 
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#30
i will still buy one...i game and do alot of video encoding, and i have always purchased AMD for every build i have done the last 10 years.
 
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#31
The latest Bios for the ASUS AM3+ mobo it says "Update AMD CPU Firmware" what does this mean? Flashing the AMD CPU itself or the mobo's bios?
 

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#32
The latest Bios for the ASUS AM3+ mobo it says "Update AMD CPU Firmware" what does this mean? Flashing the AMD CPU itself or the mobo's bios?
It means the microcode on the CPU will be updated. This is normally done for bugfixes that stop the thing crashing under certain conditions etc.
 
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#33
With 75% of sites using ES chips, and JF-AMD saying ES chips were not indicitive of final silicon performance, I need to get one of my own before I'll truly beleive these chips are as bad as EVERY site says.
I'm sorry but that's F*cking Pathetic.

Seriously stop and think about HOW RETARDED THAT SOUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Yeah the chips we sent out to be reviewed for marketing purposes aren't as good as the retail versions"


Yeah...ok
 

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#34
I'm sorry but that's F*cking Pathetic.

Seriously stop and think about HOW RETARDED THAT SOUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Yeah the chips we sent out to be reviewed for marketing purposes aren't as good as the retail versions"


Yeah...ok
I have to agree with you here. Even if the retail chips turn out way better, why the HELL would AMD send out a bunch of engineering samples that suck ass for public reviews!? It doesn't make any sense. If this is the case they just totally fudged up their entire launch by prematurely sending out ES's.

I'm on the fence about an 8120 for testing, but I'm not sure what to do - wait or get it now.
 
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#35
I plan on getting one soon, regardless. I need one more AMD chip for my 3rd computer since I toasted one of my Phenom II's. I'll put the BD in my sig rig, migrate the Thuban to my wife's, and drop her Athlon II into my kids' computer.

The only question is which one I will buy. I like the idea of the special edition with bundled water cooler (Kuhler 920 is sweet), but if the 4100's can indeed unlock additional cores I might just get that (waiting for some reviews on that). BD looks like a great chip to tinker with and overclock/bench.

:ohwell: