Extreme overclocker pushes dated AMD FX-8350 beyond 8.1GHz

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I knew Zen was a big improvement over the Bulldozer, but I wasnt expecting THAT much improvement over it.
 

RamonGTP

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That's crazy. I would have guessed the opposite.

Eh, those FX processors were trash. I know I know, someone will come in here saying they are still running their 8350, it can play all their games and they see no reason to upgrade, whatever... They were/are junk. I will grant they are fun to play with though
 

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"Curiously enough, when conducting a Cinebench R15 single-core run at around 7.5GHz, the CPU only turned in a score of 172 points which is just barely faster than an Intel Core i7-4770K CPU."

Faildozer! How far AMD has come since Bulldozer. Still amazes me to this day they could release a new CPU architecture with lower IPC than the previous Phenom II Deneb/Thuban.
 

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People can hate on the bulldozer chips all they want. However those of us with threaded workloads are still running them with a smile.

They were only a failure if all you do is play games. If you run multiple heavily threaded apps and actually do something with a computer... they were a major win.

But blah blah blah.... no one admits that. It's all about "processor religion". If it doesn't game... it must be crap.
 

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People can hate on the bulldozer chips all they want. However those of us with threaded workloads are still running them with a smile.

They were only a failure if all you do is play games. If you run multiple heavily threaded apps and actually do something with a computer... they were a major win.

But blah blah blah.... no one admits that. It's all about "processor religion". If it doesn't game... it must be crap.

it sucked at threaded workloads too. It was never better than an i7 and by the middle of its life span i5s were outperforming it in almost everything included threaded workloads.
 

Spirit_Retro

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it sucked at threaded workloads too. It was never better than an i7 and by the middle of its life span i5s were outperforming it in almost everything included threaded workloads.

That's only true if your entire computing life is Call of Duty and Cinebench. But yea- in that context the bulldozers were a complete loss.
 

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Eh, those FX processors were trash. I know I know, someone will come in here saying they are still running their 8350, it can play all their games and they see no reason to upgrade, whatever... They were/are junk. I will grant they are fun to play with though

Lol, you called it.

People can hate on the bulldozer chips all they want. However those of us with threaded workloads are still running them with a smile.

They were only a failure if all you do is play games. If you run multiple heavily threaded apps and actually do something with a computer... they were a major win.

But blah blah blah.... no one admits that. It's all about "processor religion". If it doesn't game... it must be crap.
 
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