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Old October 11, 2011, 05:41 PM
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looks like we'll see in 3 hours and 20 minutes actually.
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Old October 11, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Yeah someone posted that before, I do doubt the validity of it we will see tomorrow so the word goes.
Well, the pre-release frenzy is definitely on, with all the "performance charts" appearing left and right. And every little outfit is trying to get their 15 minutes of glory. Those Romanian charts are in my opinion very vague, even the ones on xtremesystems posted today have more info – some Korean guy.

As it stands at this moment, we can make (3) obvious conclusions, which most people already knew coming into this before:

1. 2500K<FX8150P<2600K
2. Good to excellent multi-threaded performance
3. Poor single-threaded performance

Now, as everyone is an armchair general, it will be up to proper hardware/tech web-site (HWC) to dispel the rumor-mill and dispense the proper test/performance details and conclusions about the Zambezi chip. Finally, it will be individual preferences that will determine if the FX chips are hit or a miss for their needs – gaming/encoding/folding performance. Personally, I don’t game on my desktop anymore (hence the Quadro Card), so I don’t care that the Crysis bench is only 80 fps vs 100 fps on an Intel chip.

Edit: I am hoping that AMD will offer the high-end chip with and withOUT the watercooler (i.e OEM chip package only, hence cheaper).

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Old October 11, 2011, 06:19 PM
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana] Finally, it will be individual preferences that will determine if the FX chips are hit or a miss for their needs – gaming/encoding/folding performance.
I am praying for the AMD guys that BD will be a strong folder. Also interested in seeing how folding performance would scale with an overclock.
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Old October 11, 2011, 06:43 PM
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I am praying for the AMD guys that BD will be a strong folder. Also interested in seeing how folding performance would scale with an overclock.
Well, the way I see it, Zambezi should be a plus regardless. ATM you can only run a max. (6) CPU clients on a Thuban, but with Zambezi that goes upto (8). Thoguh I know you are looking at per client productivity, so that is something that remains to be seen.
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Edit: I am hoping that AMD will offer the high-end chip with and withOUT the watercooler (i.e OEM chip package only, hence cheaper).
On directdial.com

FD8150FRGUBOX @ $273
FD8150FRW8KGU @ $309 <-- Tray/OEM

hopefully they mixed the two around, their pricing is usually the high end of the spectrum.

< 1 an hour to really find out how they preform :-)
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Old October 11, 2011, 08:35 PM
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On directdial.com

FD8150FRGUBOX @ $273
FD8150FRW8KGU @ $309 <-- Tray/OEM

hopefully they mixed the two around, their pricing is usually the high end of the spectrum.

< 1 an hour to really find out how they preform :-)
Good to know. Thanks.
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Old October 11, 2011, 08:36 PM
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Old October 11, 2011, 09:09 PM
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