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Windows 7: Bulldozer is out and it sucks

12 Oct 2011   #1
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
Bulldozer is out and it sucks

Reviews have been released on Bulldozer and does not look good. In most tests it barely keeps up with a i5-2500K and the PII X6 1100T, and gets beat by both of these is most tests.

HARDOCP - Introduction - AMD Bulldozer / FX-8150 Desktop Performance Review

Price tops out at $245 for the FX8150 and the FX8120 at $205 may be the best deal.

Jim


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12 Oct 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For comparison purposes, heres what Anandtech has to say:
AnandTech - The Bulldozer Review: AMD FX-8150 Tested


Think Ill be sticking with my original plan of a 2600k for my new build


Bulldozer does seem to have the upper hand in x264 HD video encoding though ...
--EDIT-- Read it wrong.
I thought it was FPS, its time.
Wow, that just bad. 8 cores should be pounding a Intel quad & leaving it in the dust in a multithreaded app like that.
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12 Oct 2011   #3
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Well, I can't say that surprised me. AMD did say after all that Bulldozer was made to sell rather than compete. This being said, they still should've put up more of a fight. An 8-core CPU should easily outperform a quad core i5-2500k. The prices are decent though, I'll give them that. You could still get an i5-2500k for cheaper though which still seems to be the better option.

Shame on you AMD, shame on you.
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12 Oct 2011   #4
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Even the i3 2120 beat the 8150 in gaming.

Major fail AMD. This is gonna hurt even more when the i7 2700k is released later on this month and then when x79 is released. Not only that but Ivy Bridge will be knocking on piledriver's doorstep when it's released.
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12 Oct 2011   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have a feeling Ivy Bridge wont matter, and Piledriver will still need to battle with the 2500K.
Hope Im wrong. Competetion driving prices down is a good thing.
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12 Oct 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, this isn't much of a surprise. AMD promised the world and the fanboys preached their upcoming chip which would stomp and destroy everything their competitor offered. Then, when we got closer to the date, the mantra changed to being more of a value chip and not a performance chip. Excuse me? Since when was the monster upcoming 8 core AMD CPU simply a budget offering. That's not what I have been hearing for what seems like years.

It's sad, I was hoping for so much more. I wanted an unbelievable competitive processor. Sadly, just left with another average run of the mill AMD offering. Good enough, but not great.
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12 Oct 2011   #7
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I wanted to get a Bulldozer but with the delays and lack of good information from AMD I wnet and built a new Intel rig. Also most of the chip will not be around in large numbers until Q2 next year. Thats what AMD is telling everyone. If these chips came out 1-1/2 years ago, which was when it was ment to come out, these chips would be amazing. It is a sad day for AMD and I have already sold my I7 2600K in my computer to a friend for a new build I am doing for him and plan on buying a I7 2700K and I hope to be able to overclock it to 5.5 GHz stable.
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12 Oct 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My favorite quotes from these articles;

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AMD has delivered what will be a disappointment to many. The Intel fanboys have won this round. There just isn't any way around it. AMD fans, get ready to eat crow. If you expected something to outshine Sandy Bridge in terms of performance overall, it is just not there

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You synthetic benchmark monkeys will not be swinging from Bulldozer branches either as that is a disaster.
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When you look at how much power the enthusiast's overclocked Bulldozer system will chew through under those multithreaded workloads, you have to realize just how much wattage you are giving up to not have an Intel processor. (Yes, we know some of you are brand loyalists.)
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12 Oct 2011   #9
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My favorite quotes from these articles;

Quote:
AMD has delivered what will be a disappointment to many. The Intel fanboys have won this round. There just isn't any way around it. AMD fans, get ready to eat crow. If you expected something to outshine Sandy Bridge in terms of performance overall, it is just not there

Quote:
You synthetic benchmark monkeys will not be swinging from Bulldozer branches either as that is a disaster.
Quote:
When you look at how much power the enthusiast's overclocked Bulldozer system will chew through under those multithreaded workloads, you have to realize just how much wattage you are giving up to not have an Intel processor. (Yes, we know some of you are brand loyalists.)
It seems AMD's model isn't so "tick tock" but "flip flop".
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12 Oct 2011   #10
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Wow. Just wow. This is probably one of the biggest product fails a company has done that I have witnessed in a while. They hyped Bulldozer too much, and got many people, including me, really excited. But the fact that its worse than Sandy Bridge, which has been out for quite a while already, is appalling. The fact that the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T is better in some tests than the new Bulldozer, is just messed up. I will leave it at that, but am very disappointed with AMD.
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