- Oct 3, 2007
has anyone tried to fold with one of these yet?
I dunno if anyone noticed, but if u study the architectures carefully, then what AMD calls as a 'module' is comparable to a 'core' of Intels. Intels Hyperthreading allows two logical thread executions per core. But AMD's TruCore theory, only allows one thread per core. The Intel i5-2500K has 4 physical cores and 8 logical threads. Compared to that the most powerful of the AMD, the FX-8170, contains 4 modules which can execute 8 threads, with 2 cores per module, each core executing 1 thread. On the other hand the i7-2600K contains 6 physical cores and 12 logical threads. Hence by no chance, can the FX-8150, can match the capability of the 2600K, as the latter as 2 more cores to add to the power. As for the results of the benchmarking, it also agrees with the fact that the FX-8150 is comparable albeit a little less powerful than the i5-2500K, because of the architecture difference between Intels core and AMD's Bulldozer.If AMD ever brings out (according to them) a 12 core FX processor (Prob. FX-12XXX), then it would be really interesting to see how that matches with the i7-2600K. Altough the shared L2 cache architecture, is what may be detrimental to the performance of these processors. But frankly I am overall disappointed with the performance. I made a AMD rig this October with a 990FX board for upgradation to teh bulldozer. Now I think I'll hold onto my Phenom II x6 until, Piledriver shows some radical improvements, that is even if AMD bring out Piledriver to the AM3+ socket. :sad::sad::sad:
i7 2600/k are 4 core 8 threads via HT, i72500/k are 4 core 4 thread no HT.:thumb:
Ya, the 2600/2700s are quad cores with hyperthreading.
Anyways, I don't think it's a question of raw power. I think the biggest disappointment about Bulldozer was the fact that performance wasn't as good as the new Intel chips, but the power consumption was exceedingly high. If the chips consumed a lot less power and were therefore more efficient, I don't think they would be considered such a fail.
Where'd he buy it from? Time to cancel order?On a slightly different note, a friend of mine ordered an 8150 for his server. Rather, he PRE-ordered it before they went on sale. Initially they promised that he would get it mid-november, but at this point he still hasn't seen hide nor hair of it. Something seems to be broken in their distribution lines.
He's a reseller, so he ordered it directly from one of his distributors. It seems like all the initial 8150's were sold to large companies, and all the little guys were left out in the cold.
Edit#1: I cancelled my order a month ago. It would have been okay if I had received it, but the longer I waited, the longer i started to wonder if it was really worth it. Turns out I'm glad I cancelled. I'll wait and see what Piledriver is like, and if it's compatible with AM3+
Edit#2: If Piledriver isn't as good as I want it to be, I suppose it will be time to ditch AMD (who I have supported since I built my first computer 10 years ago) and move over to Intel. I'll wait until my current CPU can't handle the latest games then make the move.