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Re: AMD FX-8150 Processor Review - Bulldozer Arrives

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:08 pm
by Athlonite
Tator Tot wrote:V7 was made before AMD's Bulldozer parts were out; so it doesn't have SSE 4.2 added in yet.
that's as maybe but SSE4.1 or 4.a for AMD has been around longer than V7 why it wasn't used is a mystery

Re: AMD FX-8150 Processor Review - Bulldozer Arrives

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:38 am
by Tator Tot
Because SSE4.1 & 4a have no unison between one another. AMD & Intel could not originally agree on the SSE4 Spec, so they both did it in their own way.

Re: AMD FX-8150 Processor Review - Bulldozer Arrives

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:58 am
by vbironchef
It all boils down to price. Whatever platform one chooses, it all depends on the programs being used. Let's get to the chain effect. Your rig is only as good as it's weakest link. I don't think that the cpu in any rig is the weakest link in any rig for the price point that which it is built or bought. You get what you pay for in most cases. I think it's most important to have components that can last and have a good warranty. I think that the best upgrade right now is a SSD.

Re: AMD FX-8150 Processor Review - Bulldozer Arrives

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:23 pm
by Toallpointswest
I'd like to say that I think pretty much everyone is benchmarking these multicore processors incorrectly.
While seeing how a processor runs one threaded application, I think we're missing out on how power users really use their systems, say they'll fire up Handbrake AND a game, or fire up a game while having some active VM's.

Would it be possible to benchmark some more real world scenarios?

Thanks!