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Bond007 January 31, 2012 10:25 AM

Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem with an HD 7970 @ Techpowerup
 
Nothing surprising here for me, but a nice review none the less. In some games the difference is minimal, but in others CPU can make a substantial difference.

Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem


The final all resolution chart from the review:
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_797...es/perfrel.gif

Arinoth January 31, 2012 10:34 AM

So can anyone tell me how is BD not a flop/failure...oh wait...

jtktam January 31, 2012 10:38 AM

link doesn't work

it really depends on what you are doing..

i know for me, to get the 4p folding rigs, it would be impossible with xeons at my budget..

-joe

JJThomp January 31, 2012 10:39 AM

Nice idea but definitely expected, I don't see how you could expect it to be any different.

Eldonko January 31, 2012 10:39 AM

Wish they had SB-E in there

Silent_Avenger January 31, 2012 10:56 AM

Yea BD was a big fail maybe Win 8 will fix it? Has anyone done benching with win 8 dev preview yet? I'm sure something much better will be out by the time win 8 releases anyways maybe phenom IIIs or an eight core phenom II or even better a properly working BD generation.

Bond007 January 31, 2012 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtktam (Post 596925)
link doesn't work

it really depends on what you are doing..

i know for me, to get the 4p folding rigs, it would be impossible with xeons at my budget..

-joe


Link should be working now.

great_big_abyss January 31, 2012 11:48 AM

Yikes, we all know that BD was a big fail. It gets it's ass kicked by SB, SE-E, Nehalem, Phenom, whatever you want. Don't you think it's time we stop beating a dead horse already?

sswilson January 31, 2012 01:24 PM

Once again... if they'd start marketing them with a little bit of truth in advertising they'd get better clock for clock comparison benchmarks.... if they applied the 2/3 core performance realistically and (correctly) called their so called 8 core chips a 5 1/2 core they'd stack up pretty well on comparison benchmarks... of course, then they'd have to price them accordingly.....

SKYMTL January 31, 2012 01:29 PM

There really isn't any way to compare one architecture to another unless the clocks are normalized across ALL platforms or multiple CPUs from each platform are tested.


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