Tuesday, October 18, 2011

AMD FX Excels -- real user experience

  • Richbo
  • 10/18/2011 8:54:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe future of HPC

Pros: Amazing price to performance for HPC applications. Multithreading capabilities. Abundant overclocking capabilities. Significantly outperforms basic dual slot CPU workstations.

Cons: Most AM3+ motherboards currently on the market will require a BIOS update to support the FX series. In order to update the BIOS you’ll need to have a prior-generation AM3 compatible chip installed in your motherboard prior to performing the update. However I'm sure this issue will be resolved in the near future by the motherboard manufacturers.

Other Thoughts: Our company makes cellular image analysis instrumentation and software that takes advantage of the multi-threading capabilities of multi-core CPUs. Since our analysis software runs hundreds of parallel image analysis algorithms that are heavily multi-threaded the CPU is generally maxed out. We’ve been looking for a low cost alternative solution for our customers to replace their current expensive dual-slot Xeon CPU workstations. In early testing with our software my current configuration of a single non-overclocked FX-8150 (ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 motherboard) running Windows 7 64-bit is outperforming our dual-quad core Xeon E5600 workstations by as much as 27%. What makes this even more impressive is that our software code is optimized to use the Intel performance primitives. The results are encouraging considering the BIOS, C++ compilers and Windows scheduler haven’t yet been optimized for the Bulldozer architecture. Once the software catches up this chip should be even more ama

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

$14B -

3:52 PM, October 18, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should go find more reputable reviews at TigerDirect, BestBuy.com, Frys.com, and other online retailers.

Hell, you can go and write your own review and post it here as more "proof" of Bulldozer's greatness.

Oh...here's another real user experience:
"N/A
10/15/2011 12:47:25 PM
Tech Level:
Ownership:
Verified Owner
Upgrade? Really?
Pros: Still looking.....

Cons: Ran a few quick “before and after” benchmarks to gauge the out-of-the-box experience of the FX-8150 compared to the current X6 1090T. Changed nothing other than the CPU, and it turns out the FX-8150 is currently not much of an “upgrade” to the X6 1090T. Perhaps there will be a software update coming to improve this, but for the current state, not worth the $$."

4:02 PM, October 18, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell? You're quoting someone's proprietary software and that's a definitive justification in public?

I bought an OC 8150 system for my Maya Workstation (64-bit, Vista, 8GB, old 8800GT at the moment)and my 2600K is still marginally faster. I'm selling this AMD now at eBay so I can get something faster.

Gosh you're sounding more pathetic.

4:12 PM, October 18, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only marginally? I ran the same test from 5 review sites and my 2500k bested the hotter, more expensive Bullshitzer. Well, the 7zip was shining on that piece of crap... some consolation that turned out to be.

4:54 PM, October 18, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop AMD-fanboy idiocy: Mention the Intel Timna processor

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Timna/

Intel Timna, a processor with an integrated memory controller, were rolling off Intel assembly lines back in the year 2000 before it was cancelled. It also had integrated graphics incorporated, far before AMD had any plans about "Fusion".

It's funny the first few times reading moronic comments like "Intel copied AMD" and "AMD is the one that innovates" but I think enough is enough.

9:51 PM, October 18, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Timna does give the fake POOP ,, I mean PhD a div/0 ... Amazing how the AMZ idiots/MORONS talk about this issue everyday !!
Where are BaronFUCKtricks and that moron scienca?

10:57 PM, October 18, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I buy Timna, new or used?

Is it faster than AMDs Fusion?

3:19 AM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Sharikookoo is right: Your multithreaded scientific analysis program will run great on this CPU. I mean, EVERYBODY runs this software and Matlab, right?

Just last week, my 7-year old was running a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) on multiple 2D space images... I mean, this is all the rage EVERYONE is running these days, right?

Yeah, his logic is right. BD is a winner!

5:21 AM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what software BD does NOT run fast enough for your 7-year old?

Hello Kitty Online?

6:20 AM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a prime example and further proof that this inept bag of dogshit is neither a ph.d or a journalist.

8:24 AM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where can I buy Timna, new or used?

Is it faster than AMDs Fusion?"

You can't buy Timna, but it doesn't remove the fact that Intel was already testing and trying something 11 years ago, that AMD fanatics claim that AMD innovated.

8:53 AM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMD Idiots think of one tech AMD copied from Intel? can you say "x86"?

9:26 AM, October 19, 2011  
Blogger Louis said...

Intel just reported more profit in a quarter than AMD will report in revenue. AMD BK in 2012.

8:26 PM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rantusmaximus from yahoo AMD finance, are you trolling this dogshit blog?

FUCKING SACK OF CORNHOLED LYING SHIT.


ROFLMAO

10:15 PM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's my favorite AMD "damage control" spinster doing today?

Change the kneepads, asshat. And get some lip balm and prep-H because you must be sore from sucking and riding the giatn salamis that have been riding inside you since FX Bulldozer made its debut.

lol.......fragged.............who's my biatch? You know you are.

11:24 PM, October 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this 'coz competition is good for everyone.

But I'm starting to believe AMD BK 2012. You should be thankful you don't own AMD stock (gosh, what a loser!).

As if AMD Marketing an spinners are sinless, hypocrites! Hector sure did a great job when AMD was on a roll, epic.

4:12 AM, October 20, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMD Sharikou spin zone fuksticks. AMD "earnings" day coming up on Thu.

Bend over, wads. Get those kneepads reinforced.

LMAO

6:54 PM, October 25, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMD today announced revenue for the third quarter of 2011 of $1.69 billion, net income of $97 million, or $0.13 per share, and operating income of $138 million. The company reported non-GAAP net income of $110 million, or $0.15 per share, and non-GAAP operating income of $146 million.

Absolutely *PATHETIC*...

And Q4 is going to be worse...

Bulldozer is a failure and AMD is irrelevant in the server space. Profit margin in the low end segment - craptops and netbooks - is not enough to sustain AMD...

AMD will be in the red again Q4 - and I would venture on the verge of BK by Q2 next year if not sooner...

What say you you lying little fuck?

8:37 AM, October 28, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and yes I fully understand that that they posted a little profit. Very little. And it won't make up for the huge hit they're about to take because of Bulldozer....

9:44 AM, October 28, 2011  
OpenID PENIX said...

AMD is, once again, changing the game and driving the industry. Intel is always playing catch up.

11:25 AM, October 28, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catch up to what you moron?

AMD either copied or bought all of it's tech.

Bulldozer is years behind schedule and years behind Intel.

Soon AMD will be little more than a niche player for craptops and substandard netbooks.

Go back to school son, you don't know how to play with the big boys.

1:04 PM, October 28, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignore Penix, mate, he's just trolling like always. Poor retarded bastard, just feel sorry for him...

Penix will always be a dix

1:11 PM, October 28, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penix, like this blogs owner, is a complete and utter dimwit. I don't feel sorry for either of them. Neither of them has the skill set to serve me fry's at Mcdonald's let alone try and discuss technology.

Penix and Sharidouche are more than likely the same person.

Either way, Sharidouche isn't even close to being intelligent enough to understand what he writes about. He simply regurgitates the shit he reads elsewhere from "reviews" and other AMD Fangirl sites.

IT Journalist? HAH. He has no integrity. He lies about holding a Ph.D. Pretty sure that's a felony. I know fourth graders that can string together more coherent blog entries than this moron. My dogs make more sense half the time.

No, my guess is this is some little troll king sitting at home posting his unique brand of gibberish and then laughing when people actually take him seriously.

I would include myself in that group but I don't take him seriously. I just don't like lying little shit bags like this "guy."

4:37 PM, October 31, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey sharipoop, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and buy few hundred AMD stocks if you believe so much in AMD?
Ah ... I forgot ... not even burger king wants to hire you ... you live under a stone you jerk?

10:27 PM, October 31, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ah ... I forgot ... not even burger king wants to hire you ... you live under a stone you jerk?"

Sir, your posts about technology are fantastic. Keep up a good job, you really represent Intel side well.
You forgot to mention BJs, kneepads and rest of your traditional Intel user arsenal

1:14 AM, November 01, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes because you AMD fags make so much sense in your support and arguments and blind retardation of AMD's inferior products.

9:32 AM, November 01, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't Sir me you idiot .... This blog is not about technology ... it is about a moron who is clueless ... and by all means get the kneepads ready ... you will have to use it soon unless you wake up and smell the coffee.

8:49 PM, November 01, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, it's been confirmed. More AMDs leaving or getting fired (as if there were any left). I was an AMDer till they bullshitted their releases twice and the fact that this Sharikookoo starting making AMD look like some childish idiots.

Saying stupid things like Intel BK and Buying AMD stocks, and that BD will frag everything Intel...

I go here for entertainment on his dumb trolling but even now, it's just dead:

AMD BK 2012

7:50 AM, November 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah - Sharikou certainly isn't up to his usual antics. But then, every time he tries to post something we all just slam his sorry ass back into place along with his assbuddies, penix, baronmatrix, and that other anonymous assbandit.

4:27 PM, November 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From [H]ardOCP's multiGPU game performance testing:

".... but it won't make up for Bulldozers low gameplay performance. Save your money, get an Intel i5 and overclock it for a better experience...."

4:30 PM, November 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats up, AMD cutting 10% of its workforce?

4:39 PM, November 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ditto assbandit(s)

6:04 PM, November 03, 2011  
OpenID PENIX said...

AMD's new CEO is simply trimming the fat. AMD runs lean and mean, unlike the bloated bureaucratic propaganda machine that is Intel.

You fools provide no points to back up your points, and instead rely on hollow personal attacks. Typical Intel fanboy behavior. You deny the facts, and cling to unfounded rumors like religious doctrine.

There was once a time when I too was an Intel supporter. This was long ago, when I was young and uninformed. I willingly gave money to that monopolistic shit factory, which pumps out nothing but overpriced and unreliable garbage. I look back on those days in disgust.

8:35 PM, November 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penix ... I am amazed that you can still come out of the stone you live under and type ( dog fart).
AMD has no fat ... AMD is a skelleton you moron ....
Your argument is no longer valid ... a 2500 can beat your shitdozer in price and performance .... the only garbage here is AMD and its fan girls like you and baronfucktricks and the idiot sharipoop ... you are a true moron ... they need too put you in a museum with a BIG sign ,,,, STUPID is here !! don't look at wiki ...

9:51 PM, November 03, 2011  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

Fact:

Intel has the fastest, most efficient and power conservative processors.

Fact:

Intel is making money

Fact:

Intel continues to improve its CPU's leaps and bounds every generation.

Fact:

Bulldozer is a flop.

10:01 PM, November 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup fact:

Bulldozer IS a flop... but hey, anyone with NO2 can overclock one of its core to 8GHz!!!!

Imagine how quick Farmville can be played with it!

I am a former AMD fanboi since three weeks ago. Stupid fucking claims!

12:31 AM, November 04, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, people stop feeding Penix aka Christian Howell aka Baron Matrix' trollings!

You'll end up as delusional as they are!!!

12:47 AM, November 04, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah - it's fun to troll them back. Read that losers posts on Tom's Hardware - he actually believes the spew coming out of his semen crusted lips....

8:13 AM, November 04, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lex here, you remember me from a few years ago?

I told you all years ago that size matter! AMD was always a small dick. They could fool some of the fools and foolish some of thetime. All them cum lappers in those days 10 years ago were sure AMD was innovative, AMD was the best.

I told you all than that there would be only one man standing, the one with the big fabs, resources and ability to invest invest invest. Look whose the big swing dick these days. Billions in profits, billions and billions and billions in revenue! Going forward what does Lex predict. With tri-gate and a new and serious push into low power not performance optimized for power intel will succeed and beat all them ARM pretenders. Why do I know, because none of the ARM guys can possible fund the needs around silicon. So in the end the one with the big dick will be on top! Same tune different verse boys, INTEL can’t be denied!

9:30 PM, November 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting that Intels' top of the line IVB chip debuts at 77W, down from the 95W of the current SNB top-tier chips. However, they still haven't shown any roadmaps for their ULV line of IVB mobile chips; the only thing I've seen so far is still 35W for their quad core mobile parts.

I expect that we'll see a bunch of 18W parts and probably some 10-12W parts shortly into Q1, but for now it does appear that Intel will be pushing the power consumption frontier as nobody is anywhere near their performance.

1:26 AM, November 06, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tick is IVB
Tock with Haswell will really push the power envelope

Tick Tock Tick Tock and AMD was no more.

Tick Tock Tick Tock and ARM will be no more

6:03 PM, November 06, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tick Tock Tick Tock and ARM will be no more"

Lay off the pipe, dude. ARM will still dominate in embedded systems.

5:44 AM, November 07, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed and x86's inherent decoding and legacy complexity will ensure ARM will continue in the ultramobiles and low-power server space.

that's just pure fanboism talk.

12:51 AM, November 08, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? No new spin? Nothing new? Are you cunthurt because your precious little company is drowning in failure...it's ok to cry sharikou..lying little fucktards like yourself always get assfucked by their own stupidity....

7:23 AM, November 09, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys come off like retarded three year olds who just learned how to curse: CONGRATZ TO ALL OF YOU PREPUBESCENT LONERS!
Also, do you asshats realize how ridiculous and desperate you make yourselves look? You accuse someone of trolling because they post a comment that doesn't agree with your obvious trolling? You Intel jock-riders are almost as bad as Rush Limbaugh. You are the most pathetic collection of permanent virgins I have ever seen, and you should all be chemically castrated.

10:45 PM, November 10, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna buy a BD chip just because you bunch of cumstains are so against it. Anything that a bunch of stupid POS cocksmokers like yourselves are against must be a good thing.

10:50 PM, November 10, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, incredibly intelligent buy! Using emotions to decide on all things tech. Impressive.

3:15 AM, November 11, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people just don't understand what true trolling is....

2:42 PM, November 11, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even more amazing once the software catches up! Oh wait, 2-7%...oh wait...nevermind.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5251/microsoft-releases-hotfix-to-improve-bulldozer-performance

1:58 PM, December 16, 2011  

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