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Old 10-12-11, 04:43 PM   #29
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Default Re: Official AMD FX Bulldozer review thread!

After reading a bunch of reviews, it's apparent that Bulldozer is ahead of it's time; in most modern applications that use multiple threads and newer extensions, the FX 8150 beats the 2500k, and some times the 2600k. That doesn't help us though. As of now, the CPU is slow compared to the competition in applications today, and for that reason, AMD really has no excuse.

I think if this CPU had come out about 3 or 4 years down the road on a smaller node and higher frequency, we would have seen it be competitive. As of now, Bulldozer has a serious identity crisis on its hands.

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