Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 12, 2011.
$270 over at tiger direct.ca but "ships within 7 to 21 days"
Seems like an AMD rep has already left the 1st review on there also
Over the passed 2-3 years, every AMD release feels like they forgot about desktop performance and focused solely on server performance. All of these quad-eight core releases seem fantastic for servers but mediocre for desktops. Am I the only one seeing this?
Note to consumer: If you want a solid gaming rig, Intel is your answer. If you want to run VM's out the whazzo, or anything else that requires more cores, go AMD.
That's informative. I thought Newegg.ca, like the Chinese Newegg, was a franchisee, complete with its own warehouses and suppliers in local territory.
A premptive strike against the chips poor performance ?
I just read that on there, either AMD rep, AMD fan boy, troll or someone from tiger direct in the hopes that they can trick someone in to buying one
Newegg has some fantastic sales from time to time, but I am not able to take advantage of any of them, personally. I buy everything local, and my local store is about 8000sq. ft, with plenty of stock of almost everything you need(except for watercooling stuff).
The guys there are pretty cool too...not all of them, but they got some good staff, so I really like going there. My other local option that holds good stock I used to work at, and they are fantastic as well, but alas...
...neither has chips to sell me.
ANd...I have a 990FX board review to do. With my 1100T.
I feel bad for people who waited for Bulldozer. I almost built up a Bulldozer rig, but i didn't want to wait and possibly be let down. I'm sorry to say it, but I'm really glad I went with Intel again. Man... I'm upset at these results.
I'm disappointed as well as I was hoping it would cause intel to drop their prices.:shadedshu
Speaking of reviews on newegg here's a heavy one from Bobby on i5-2500K:
7/14/2011 2:44:07 PM
Does not properly fit
Pros: None, does not work at all
Cons: Does not fit at all
Other Thoughts: I got tired of my slow pentium 4 so I bought this to replace it. Well this piece will not fit in the slot at all. What a piece of garbage.
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Tu...
Thats why newegg reviews are absolutely useless. What an idiot.
Made a discovery: why the legendary FX-8150 isn't working in these reviews like advertised? In Guru3D, HardwareCanucks (if i'm correct) & others when looking @ overclocking section in all those reviews notice single thing that f***s it all up major time: the sample used & in case of some other site the FX-8150 is listed as either FX-8130P or as 8120P plus ES version used throughout all reviews i currently revisited; could be the version of CPU-Z used, or simply it is the case that ES sample used; what do you think?
I'll keep looking for everything ES-related in CPU-Z OC'ing sections of all reviews, but as far as i'm concerned even now the articles suffer from this; if i'll find some site that uses & OCs the rev. B2 8150 i'll let you know. They still use the f***in B1/ES version; B2 might not change the performance that much, but atleast it won't be that f***ed up either.
Don't get your hopes up, YautjaLord.
I'm going to put the stratospheric power consumption down to some bad leakage because of GF's problems with the 32nm process and the massive 16MB cache. BD isn't so much of a fail as a massive mehh...
Hopefully over the next few months they iron out some of the kinks, lower the leakage and get the clocks up. If the ref clock is more or less 4Ghz and the power consumption has gone down to a more reasonable level I might even consider it for a build, until then not a chance.
Definitely going to have to go with the 2500k for a mates build, i only regret having asked him to wait so long for BD.
I waited for these, and my board won't support it, neither will my RAM so I guess when I change it will be for a Intel setup again.
To late, to slow, to expensive.
I do find the Windows 8 facts interesting, but AMD should have known this nad developed a driver for Windows 7 to handle the interface, and possibly even add some OpenCL to switch some of the load off the CPu onto the GPU with those extra unused cores.
THAT would have been a huge homerun for them, surely two or four cores could handle it, or handle thread reassignment?
Win 7 is not optimized for Bulldozer?
Lamest excuse I ever heard.
I had great hopes for Bulldozer, but that statement screams bad design, bad management, bad planning, bad everything.
Build a chip that runs well on the OS everyone is using. Give me a break.
As I mentioned before, it's like AMD hired John Carmack to do some damage control by handling their PR
get me the freaking TPU review of the bulldozer. i wont believe anyhting else.
There isn't going to be one. AMD's Marketing Team is as fail as I have said they are, and they wanted to show you that I am right. You guys didn't listen, so no review for you. That is all.
Let's start a riot! Let's burn this motherfucker down!
AMD has no marketing budget. They spent all their $$$ on R&D.
No, they took the chip TPU should have got for the Guinness event, that they also failed on, by announcing it early.
Results say R&D is NOT where the money was spent.
I mean really...just one more chip...but they couldn't.
Now, don't take me too seriously, unless you want to, but you can go ask chew* how many chips he's got.
Just e-stalk JF-AMD. Ask him gently if he can pull some strings and get one of less misanthropic PC enthusiast communities a review sample.
I doubt that will happen to someone randomly but you never know
He's on the server side, so I'm not sure about that.
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