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Windows 7: What do you guys think of this Bulldozer MB ?

07 Jul 2011   #11
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I'm sure you could read some reviews on Newegg and a few places and find out.


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07 Jul 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

BTW, you mentioned putting another 6870 with the one you have. the board you are looking at has 2 pcie x16 slots, 1 @ X16 and 1 @ X4
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07 Jul 2011   #13
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

My current CPU is holding everything back on my AM3+ board. I'm gonna grab a 965BE so I can run some proper benches until BD chips are out.
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07 Jul 2011   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i currently have a 965BE

so that is not a issue, but how is the board holding up besides that ?

Tweek thank you for chiming in as well glad you took noticed of the post

That actually was one of the boards they have a sabortooth for 199.99 with 4 x 16 pci lanes for quadfire not that i need it but i can get one with 4x 16x lanes
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07 Jul 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
I havn't heard from any AMD guys not saying you guys running intel are wrong but im wondering do you guys know about todays AMD platform vs old AMD technology ?
Well, I'm not an Intel guy. I've owned numerous AMD rigs over the years, and wouldn't hesitate to do another if the price and performance were right. My most recent AMD purchase was an AMD Athlon64 X2 4600+ (windsor) around end of 2006. At that time, AMD was kicking Intel's but, as Intel was still pushing the aging Pentium 4 platform.

Since that time, Intel has steadily been the performance leader with the Core 2 Duo line, the Core 2 Quad, the Core i3/i5/i7. In addition, with price drops, the Intel rigs have been very competitively priced against the AMD. While the AMD is usually a smidge cheaper, the performance trade-off simply hasn't been worth it (for me). When it's anything but a budget rig being built, I haven't been recommending or building AMD rigs.

I'm hoping that the Bulldozer comes out and has stellar performance as I'm going to be in the market for a new PC in about 1 year. While the current line of AMD 6 cores are nice, they get beat by core i5/i7 quad core Intels which cost approximately the same....so it's been Intel's that I have been purchasing.
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07 Jul 2011   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yes i know of this .the reason why i changed from intel was i always had cooling issues

with AMD i don't and i heard it was the other way around to make more proof of what i am saying i am useing the same exact case that used my p4-MB intel cpu 3.4 ,7300gt

So i know it wasn't the case or air flow it was the cpu in general now for performance yes you wont get the same intel performance and no i probally won't OC much to get any extra boost simply not worth it

Like any new chip hardware there is always a testing period and maybe time will tell and AMD will equal that of a intel chip
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07 Jul 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yes i know of this .the reason why i changed from intel was i always had cooling issues

with AMD i don't and i heard it was the other way around to make more proof of what i am saying i am useing the same exact case that used my p4-MB intel cpu 3.4 ,7300gt

So i know it wasn't the case or air flow it was the cpu in general now for performance yes you wont get the same intel performance and no i probally won't OC much to get any extra boost simply not worth it

Like any new chip hardware there is always a testing period and maybe time will tell and AMD will equal that of a intel chip
Personally, I hope you are right. Healthy competition is best for all consumers. hope AMD can match or beat Sandy Bridge.
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07 Jul 2011   #18
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I can only hope but true performance lies with the builder and the parts he selects

Im also looking into ram but i think im going with the QVL on this one
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07 Jul 2011   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My two cents are that the ASUS boards are always solid performing boards and if you're interested in being an early adopter of the BD I see nothing wrong with this board but patience has a way of always rewarding one with options and the full scale of competition. Me I'm a MSI man and within short order your options will be plentiful as you know the mobo mfgr's are all totally geared up for the AMD launch.....can't wait !
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07 Jul 2011   #20
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I am still looking around im not sold on anything yet

Also i like to go in person and purchase my mainboard to me shipping is like trusting a band of monkeys to handle a fragile egg

so im still going to be waiting i want to go get the best deal possible

in store so im looking for the end of the summer to be into the new AMD gear
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