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Upgrade 1055t to 8 core bulldozer

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October 12, 2011 11:15:56 PM

I bought a sabertooth 990FX board Should I go bulldozer or stick with what I have? I looked at the bench marks I am still scratching my head which way to go.
October 12, 2011 11:49:06 PM

Is your 1055t overclocked? If it is, I don't think an upgrade to BD would be worth it.
October 13, 2011 12:16:36 AM

Overclocked to 3.8Ghz for a year now. I got a sabertooth 990fx board for bulldozer. I am lost of what I should now .
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October 13, 2011 12:20:28 AM

Best 24x7 OC for me has been 3.7Ghz, also for about a year. I could get it to 3.9, but random BSOD's made me back it down.

I don't have a 990FX board, but even if I did, I would hold off for a while. The 8150 doesn't look like it's worth the price for what you'd get.
October 13, 2011 12:30:34 AM

how does the AMD FX-6100 do. I know it's a 6 core how well does it do vs 1055t?
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October 13, 2011 12:32:12 AM

FX has a gain of 5-10% over Phenom II in multi-threaded applications the per-core performance is not worthy the upgrade.
so if you're going to be gaming stick with the 1055T, if you'll use the PC as a home server and load it with multi threaded applications so the FX is your best option.
October 13, 2011 12:57:47 AM

ilysaml said:
FX has a gain of 5-10% over Phenom II in multi-threaded applications the per-core performance is not worthy the upgrade.
so if you're going to be gaming stick with the 1055T, if you'll use the PC as a home server and load it with multi threaded applications so the FX is your best option.


I use hand brake and Divix and Microsoft expresson converter. And the games I play are COD MW2, Blakck ops
bad company 2 and cod MW3 when it's released. So it sound Like i will have to wait even longer for a cpu that overclocks well and is worth my money correct.
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October 13, 2011 1:10:49 AM

those are normal apps doesn't need that much power, and those games are playable in a quad core, so you are more than enough with your 1055T.

That being said " CPU overclocks well and worth the money" the FX hits 5 GHz easily with a good cooling kit as said by Overclockers.com, they overclocked the FX 8150 to 4.8 in order to run fine without having performance issues while testing.
FX Production has been made for years since the last CEO Drake Myer, the new CEO said he's going to do a lot of surprises...

For those who are frustrated about Zambezi, there will be a 2nd generation of Bulldozer codenamed "PileDriver" 3rd generation called "Steamroller" 4th geneation "Excavator"
October 13, 2011 1:26:22 AM

I am really into the over clocking part of it. Should I get it just for the over clocking part of it. I would like to have a 5 GHZ CPU. I wonder how the performance is at 5 GHZ. I have a Noctua NH-D14 I can strap to it's ass.
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October 13, 2011 1:35:29 AM

it was a little funny day btw, everybody treats the new FX like a sempron processor compared to the 2600K.
sandy bridges hits 5 GHz as well, if you wanna buy the FX just grab it, you won't make a crime, you won't be disappointed with performance.
the difference in noticeable in a bunch of numbers given by bench softwares.
For a stable 5 GHz OC you need a goo water cooling kit, and better wait for reviews on a stable OC
October 13, 2011 5:54:01 AM

Why is every one bashing Bulldozer It's a trade off for more cores.
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October 13, 2011 6:19:04 AM

jchambers2586 said:
Why is every one bashing Bulldozer It's a trade off for more cores.

and that isnt a good thing when 90% of the software out there doesnt take advantage of that many cores. Maybe a couple years down the track they should have released an 8 core CPU, when software can actually use it. They should have just stuck to more powerful 4 and 6 core cpu's like intel, and for anyone who wants more they can buy their opteron models.
October 13, 2011 6:20:02 AM

With what you are doing on that computer, the Bulldozer would give you a little more performance in my opinion, but not enough to warrant replacing your current Phenom x6.

My suggestion is that you wait until the PileDriver and Windows 8 come out next year. The PileDriver update to the Bulldozer architecture is expected to boost performance by 10 - 15 % and Windows 8 will offer better multicore management for the Bulldozer so that the games that you play won't run painfully slow.

BTW, PileDriver based FX series are expected sometime next year!
October 13, 2011 6:28:05 AM

I know the feeling you want to upgrade, but according to the benches that are currently out, bulldozer seems to be an unwarranted and unnecessary upgrade especially for the current cpu that you have.

There may be more benches released, but the ones that I have looked at and the videos that I have watched have all concluded that the fx 8150 performance is similar or less than the i5-2500k in the majority of applications.

The games that you currently play don't really need anymore CPU power, but hell if you have the money and you want a new toy, than go for it. I personally would not.
October 13, 2011 6:37:01 AM

+1
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October 13, 2011 6:47:18 AM

ukee1593 said:
With what you are doing on that computer, the Bulldozer would give you a little more performance in my opinion, but not enough to warrant replacing your current Phenom x6.

My suggestion is that you wait until the PileDriver and Windows 8 come out next year. The PileDriver update to the Bulldozer architecture is expected to boost performance by 10 - 15 % and Windows 8 will offer better multicore management for the Bulldozer so that the games that you play won't run painfully slow.

BTW, PileDriver based FX series are expected sometime next year!

I would take that with a pinch of salt.

It maybe less than 10%.
October 13, 2011 6:57:12 AM

And check the review on kit guru......... There is something wrong with the official released press kit...
October 13, 2011 6:57:51 AM

I feel really stupid for buying in to this board. Here is the past board I had
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Do u think it was a dumb idea that I replaced the 890GX with my 990fx board. I wanted SLI but was stuck on cross fire. The overclocking features on this board is awesome too bad I don't have a new bulldozer cpu that is worth the upgrade cost. I feel like some one punched me in the gut really hard. I am feeling really stupid right now.
October 13, 2011 7:03:02 AM

jchambers2586 said:
I feel really stupid for buying in to this board. Here is the past board I had
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Do u think it was a dumb idea that I replaced the 890GX with my 990fx board. I wanted SLI but was stuck on cross fire. The overclocking features on this board is awesome too bad I don't have a new bulldozer cpu that is worth the upgrade cost. I feel like some one punched me in the gut really hard. I am feeling really stupid right now.


Guess there will be a bios update soon........ Don't repent so much. These things happen.
October 13, 2011 7:28:29 AM

I will wait for the price to drop and see how people accept it. I would buy it for $190 US based on it's performance and over clocking it would be a fair price. I got my 1055t for $120 US on sale when it was first launch.
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October 13, 2011 1:57:47 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
and that isnt a good thing when 90% of the software out there doesnt take advantage of that many cores. Maybe a couple years down the track they should have released an 8 core CPU, when software can actually use it. They should have just stuck to more powerful 4 and 6 core cpu's like intel, and for anyone who wants more they can buy their opteron models.

do i have to mention a list of applications that benefit from a 12 core not just 8 core ? read the article well and you'll find out that's it's recommended than the Phenom II family in multi-threaded apps as if you'll use your PC as a home server.
October 16, 2011 11:25:01 PM

Should I sell my Asus sabertooth 990FX board and go to a core i5?
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October 17, 2011 1:59:15 AM

^if you want more gaming performance, then yes, but as has already been said in this thread, you already have a really good CPU and its not necessary.
October 17, 2011 2:39:44 AM

I am trying to get more video encoding performance. I feel like AMD did a hurry up deal to push the CPU out the door.
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October 17, 2011 11:57:00 PM

Lol. That isn't much of an upgrade...
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October 18, 2011 10:20:03 AM

jchambers2586 said:
I am trying to get more video encoding performance. I feel like AMD did a hurry up deal to push the CPU out the door.

well you wont get any more video encoding performance. Maybe buy a dedicated encoder card, or use software that takes advantage of your GPU's power.
October 18, 2011 5:10:45 PM

what software do u recommend that uses the Gpu to encode video I have a 5770 cross fire setup.
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