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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 08:02   #1
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What's the Best AMD Bulldozer Motherboard?

We take a handful of our favorite AM3+ motherboards and test them with an AMD FX CPU.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-motherboard/1
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 08:12   #2
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Does anyone care what the best bulldozer motherboard is? I mean it's not like we are gonna rush out and buy a processor that performs so badly are we?
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 08:34   #3
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If the FX-8150 comes to he 150eur mark (cheaper than 2500k), then I have no problem recomending this cpu to people.

But first they have to "disapear" with the Phenom II stock.
I would buy a Phenom II anytime over the new bulldozers
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 08:40   #4
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 09:19   #5
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Think @V3ctor has a point - would rather buy a Phenom II than an FX, especially when you consider the price to performance thing.

I wonder if AMD's next processor will require a different slot as well, so you'd not even be buying AM3+ for future proofing. I see that FM1, which looks like a good idea, will be replaced by FM2 - so bang goes the upgrade path...
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 09:37   #6
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what else were they gonna do with all the mb reviews in anticipation for bulldozer?
might as well press the publish key than the delete key
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I would rather not buy an antiquated phenom II when I can buy an i5 2500k. Makes no sense to me but I guess there are always people who will buy the crap stuff. I would rather save some extra cash and buy a significantly faster CPU especially when the intel overclocks so well.
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It's difficult for people who were sold the Bulldozer myth, and thus stuck with AMD past the point where loyalty becomes stupidity. There's no reason (as greigaitken points out) that bit-tech shouldn't cover AMD stuff just because it's rubbish atm.
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For me it's not difficult. When AMD was king I was just about to buy one and then Intel came out with the core duo. All of my AMD friends then dumped AMD for Intel. I go with whatever performs best and I also like overclocking (AMD has generally been quite weak on that compared to intel).

I guess there is the novelty value of having an 8 core cpu. I personally don't want 8 weak cores any more than I'd pay 500 pounds for a 32nm 6 core sandybridge. Until my mobo died 2 months ago I was using i7 860. When I buy a replacement mobo it will be z68 and i5 2500k. I'm no longer willing to pay 220+ for cpu and i5 k gives lot of overclock headroom at reasonable cost. AMD doesn't even merit a look.
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Seriously...why bother?
I started reading through all the blurb regarding this in Custom PC this month and the decided to not bother wasting my life.
How stupid are AMD?
Involve the community, run some benchmarks, test things more before release...no-one is going to buy this shite.
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Lol...Derpdozer Motherboards.

Seriously, who cares, might as well run an article on which is the best and quickest method of throwing money down the drain, as it equates to the same thing.
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I still use a 720BE, so a Phenom II x6 or a 980BE x4 makes upgrade sense... but yes, if starting from scratch, AMD makes no sense now...
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I wonder if AMD's next processor will require a different slot as well, so you'd not even be buying AM3+ for future proofing. I see that FM1, which looks like a good idea, will be replaced by FM2 - so bang goes the upgrade path...
As far as we know, the follow-up to Bulldozer (called Piledriver) will have an integrated graphics unit and thus will require a new socket. We're not sure what this will be at the moment. Perhaps the Llano follow-up and Piledriver will use the same new socket or maybe we'll be in the same situation as Intel, with LGA1155 and LGA2011 concurrently.
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Clearly we can see the performance improvement from 890 to 990 chipset. Well done Bit-tech.

Some of you forget when Phenom architecture was in its early stages the performance was basic. I really hope AMD can do the same with Bulldozer architecture, and i believe they will, i think we are in for some amazing future improvements on Bulldozer.
FM1 socket is a great build for most peoples needs, and at a very good price, well done AMD. Now release your 7 series GPU`s and help fund your processor design.
Unless you all happy with Intel`s new £800 chips and £200 botherboards, and panicking about AMD changing their sockets, so you can future proof your little gaming and internet pc, then stop complaining about Intels competition.
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I still use a 720BE, so a Phenom II x6 or a 980BE x4 makes upgrade sense... but yes, if starting from scratch, AMD makes no sense now...
Upgrading to a 6 core makes sense...but to a 4 core from 3 really doesn't, 3 cores will give you 80-90% of the performance of a full blown 4 core, especially in games, admittedly, an extra core might be worth it if your into 3d rendering or heavy photo manipulation...
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Unless you all happy with Intel`s new £800 chips and £200 botherboards, and panicking about AMD changing their sockets, so you can future proof your little gaming and internet pc, then stop complaining about Intels competition.
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Everyone is happy with the 160 Intel i5 2500K chip which is cheaper and better than the latest AMD Bulldozer stuff so I am not sure what point you are making here?

And in what way are people complaining about Intel's competition? All I can see is people recommending the Intel over any current AMD chip for most applications.

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Some of you forget when Phenom architecture was in its early stages the performance was basic. I really hope AMD can do the same with Bulldozer architecture, and i believe they will, i think we are in for some amazing future improvements on Bulldozer.
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Poor old AMD, as much as I want to see them succeed they really have punched themselves violently in the face this time, even if their next chip is super mega ultra hyper omg wtf turbo speed good, who's going to believe them after this mess?
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