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SuPeR Xp Oct 11, 2011, 08:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 11, 2011, 08:30pm EDT

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Post Bulldozer Benchmark links in this thread... In the mean time, check out this cool CPU website...

AMD FX-Series FX-4100 (FD4100WMW4KGU)
AMD FX-Series FX-4120
AMD FX-Series FX-4170 (FD4170FRW4KGU)
AMD FX-Series FX-6100 (FD6100WMW6KGU / FD6100WMGUSBX)
AMD FX-Series FX-6120
AMD FX-Series FX-8100 (FD8100WMW8KGU)
AMD FX-Series FX-8120 (FD8120WMW8KGU)
AMD FX-Series FX-8120 (FD8120FRW8KGU / FD8120FRGUBOX)
AMD FX-Series FX-8150 (FD8150FRW8KGU / FD8150FRGUBOX)
AMD FX-Series FX-8170
LINK:
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/TYPE-FX-Series.html

For some reason I like the AMD FX-4170 @ 4.20 GHz, that is a nice Quad-Core Clock. Could be the PC gamers choice if the price is right... 8)


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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 12, 2011, 02:09am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 12, 2011, 02:10am EDT

 
>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
AMD FX REVIEW!

Just saw it at Tom's Super_XP, you must be having a huge boner right now lol. Anyway, here it is:


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-...,3043.html

Also there's a contest and they're giving away an AMDFX rig:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/672381/Tom-s-Hardware-CyberPower...ay-Contest

I'm sleepy and I don't want to read it all but I checked the last page just so I could subscribe to their giveaway and noticed this:
Toss a single-threaded app at the processor, though, and it underperforms Intel's three-year-old Core i7-920 running at its stock 2.66 GHz. AMD’s architects say they shot to maintain IPC and ramp up clock rate, but something clearly went wrong along the way.


:|


Anywho, be sure to subscribe to the contest guys, maybe you could win an AMD FX rig.

Here's the link again just in case:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/672381/Tom-s-Hardware-CyberPower...ay-Contest

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john albrich Oct 12, 2011, 06:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 13, 2011, 09:03am EDT

 
>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
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I just got an email from TigerDirect re: unlocked 8-core FX-8150's. They were listed at $260. Either they're already out of stock or they aren't in the inventory yet and the email was premature.
AMD FD8150FRGUBOX FX-8150 Processor - Eight Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 8MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz (4.20GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 125W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Detai...u=A79-8150

Same for the 8-core FX-8120's at $220
AMD FD8120FRGUBOX FX-8120 Processor - Eight Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 8MB L2 Cache, 3.10GHz (4.00GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 125W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Detai...u=A79-8120

I haven't found any FX-8000 series on Newegg yet.
They showed up on newegg. The 8150 is already "out of stock" at time of this edit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&...ageSize=50

edit:
included Newegg updates201110130600

john albrich Oct 12, 2011, 08:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 12, 2011, 08:51am EDT

 
>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
Meats_Of_Evil said:
...Also there's a contest and they're giving away an AMDFX rig:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/672381/Tom-s-Hardware-CyberPower...ontest....


Just some idle thoughts...

Some highlights from the contest rules:
In addition, a potential winner may be required to sign a release in which he/she irrevocably assigns and transfers to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in Entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights and trademark rights, and waives all moral rights in the Entry. Documents must be signed and returned to the Sponsor within three (3) days of being notified.

Participation in the Contest constitutes an entrant’s consent to the Sponsor's use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions.


"...waives all moral rights...." ???
What in the world does that mean? The winner has to star in a porn flick? :cool:

Do they REALLY want to show my picture and know my opinions? I think they'd run away.

Within 3 days of the "you are the winner" notification email being sent? That is tight!

Then, to top it off, to submit the entry they provide this instruction and a random numeric equation.
"Please Enter The Text Exactly As Displayed
xx + yy ="


But, they really do NOT want you to actually type in the "Text Exactly As Displayed" (e.g. xx_+_yy_= (where _=space)) What they want is for you to type in the answer to the equation. :~

Interesting contest form. However, I'm really glad they don't require a damned Facebook ID to enter like other websites are starting to require.

Meats_Of_Evil Oct 12, 2011, 12:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
Oh boy! What did I got myself into? I hope this doesn't happen to me for not reading the rules: (NSFW!)
http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/387617/perhaps-we-should-feed-it

:blush:


Also john, I still haven't found a site that only allows to sign in with a facebook ID, I've found many websites that have the option to sign in with the facebook ID but it's not needed to enjoy their content lol. Care to post some links on pages you're having the problem?

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john albrich Oct 12, 2011, 01:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 13, 2011, 05:39pm EDT

 
>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
Meats_Of_Evil said:
...Care to post some links on pages you're having the problem?

I thought I'd already provided a few, but the latest one was a contest on TigerDirect.com Clicking on the "entry button" for the "Unlock your core" sweepstakes took me directly to:
http://www.facebook.com/TigerDirect?sk=app_172479526148725

I'll try to remember to make a list of news sites, etc. I run into that still have this issue in the next few days.

edit to add 201110131430:
http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/1011/Obama_loses_Hulk_Hoga...ml?showall
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SuPeR Xp Oct 12, 2011, 03:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
This feels like the Pentium 4 days all over again. In other words, AMD's very own Benchmark slides are full ofs**t. Anyhow, read the quote below, it may be an issue with Windows 7 and therefore Bulldozer should be at least 10% to 15% faster then what we see today in Benchmarks. So either AMD or Microsoft may or may not release a patch to resolve the performance issues....

AMD also shared with us that Windows 7 isn't really all that optimized for Bulldozer. Given AMD's unique multi-core module architecture, the OS scheduler needs to know when to place threads on a single module (with shared caches) vs. on separate modules with dedicated caches. Windows 7's scheduler isn't aware of Bulldozer's architecture and as a result sort of places threads wherever it sees fit, regardless of optimal placement. Windows 8 is expected to correct this.


LINK:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4955/the-bulldozer-review-amd-fx...-tested/11

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G. G. Oct 12, 2011, 08:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Oh Boy :(

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SuPeR Xp Oct 12, 2011, 08:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 12, 2011, 08:55pm EDT

 
>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
Interesting....
We can hope that Windows 8 and upgraded applications and utilities that use the new FX instructions will make it more competitive, and I'd expect these things right about the time Ivy Bridge become available.

Pros:
+ First consumer eight-core processor
+ Officially supports 4GHz-plus turbo speeds and DDR3-1866 memory
+ An FX system has 42 PCI-E lanes as opposed to the 24 lanes of a Sandy Bridge system
+ 990FX chipset supports NVIDIA SLI. Finally.
+ AMD finally has a 32nm processor with good overclocking

Cons:
- Requires a new Socket AM3+ motherboard
- Single core performance has remained static
- Full performance requires Windows 8 system and applications that use its new instructions
- Overall similar performance to Core i5 2500K, but at a higher price

Ratings:
•Performance: 8.00
•Construction: 9.00
•Overclock: 9.50
•Functionality: 8.50
• Value: 8.00
Final Score: 8.60 out of 10.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&t...itstart=17

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 13, 2011, 07:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 13, 2011, 08:00pm EDT

 
>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
What I found most interesting was the article in Tom's Hardware which describes AMD's new perspective of the so called "Eight cores":

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-...043-3.html

What Is A Core, Anyway?

But now AMD is going to have to hop off of its high horse because the Bulldozer module doesn’t incorporate two complete cores. Instead, it shares certain parts of what we’d expect to find as dedicated resources in a typical execution core, including instruction fetch and decode stages, floating-point units, and the L2 cache.

According to Mike Butler, chief architect behind Bulldozer, this is justifiable because traditional cores operating in a power-constrained environment don’t make optimal use of thermal headroom. That completely makes sense; when you’re trying to pack as many cores into a server as possible, you want to bias in favor of the resources most likely to be used most often, and avoid chewing up die space/power with components that can be shared without negatively impacting performance too severely.

...but simultaneously optimizing for performance and power necessitates sharing of certain resources....but simultaneously optimizing for performance and power necessitates sharing of certain resources.

The decision to share only bites you in the butt when both threads need the same resources, at which point performance drops relative to chip-level multiprocessing. But AMD is optimistic: last August, when it started releasing architectural details at the Hot Chips conference, it estimated that a Bulldozer module could average 80% of two complete cores, while only affecting die space minimally. As a result, in heavily-threaded environments, a Bulldozer-based processor should deliver significant efficiency improvements.

This also means AMD has to redefine what actually constitutes a core. To best accommodate its Bulldozer module, the company is saying that anything with its own integer execution pipelines qualifies as a core (no surprise there, right?), if only because most processor workloads emphasize integer math. I don’t personally have any problem with that definition. But if sharing resources negatively impacts per-cycle performance, then AMD necessarily has to lean on higher clocks or a greater emphasis on threading in order to compensate. Remember that for later.


I don't understand it all completely but I thought you might find interesting. Also, I would be happy if AMD would work better with Windows 8 and would finally beat Intel in almost all aspects. Though I'm not so happy with Windows 8.

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shameem 007 Apr 28, 2012, 10:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
"...waives all moral rights...." ???
What in the world does that mean? The winner has to star in a porn flick? :cool:

Do they REALLY want to show my picture and know my opinions? I think they'd run away.

Within 3 days of the "you are the winner" notification email being sent? That is tight!

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shameem 007 Apr 28, 2012, 10:34am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
This feels like the Pentium 4 days all over again. In other words, AMD's very own Benchmark slides are full ofs**t. Anyhow, read the quote below, it may be an issue with Windows 7 and therefore Bulldozer should be at least 10% to 15% faster then what we see today in Benchmarks. So either AMD or Microsoft may or may not release a patch to resolve the performance issues....

http://decorativeironwallart.com/blog/
Supreet Virdi May 05, 2012, 12:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
shameem 007 said:
So either AMD or Microsoft may or may not release a patch to resolve the performance issues....


And your point is?

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SuPeR Xp Jul 19, 2012, 09:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD FX - Series Benchmarked - Post Them Here...
Looking forward to the Piledriver - FX 8320 @ 3.5GHz and FX 8350 @ 4.0GHz running on all 8-cores. :D
So far I've been hearing it may be about 15% to 25% faster than Bulldozer, clock for clock.

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