Power And Temperature Benchmarks
The new AMD-based system uses more power across the board, especially when it's overclocked. This is largely attributable to the high voltage levels required to hit the settings we're using. Of course
You can also thank the power-hungry dual Radeon HD 6950 configuration for that.
Despite its high power usage, the new system’s CPU and GPUs stay relatively cool. We're glad to see that AMD made a transition to 32 nm manufacturing, which seems to help facilitate a more complex processor at lower thermal output. However, Xigmatek’s Gaia cooler should probably receive most of the credit for keeping temperatures low.
Bring on $600! FX-4100? :kaola:
fx 6100, i was surprised that it was such a deep bottlencek.
biostar ta 990fx?, you can get asrock extreme 4 with sli and xfire support for 110$
overall, indeed you have taken a chance.
i was in a mood to buy fx but wow, this changed my ming, i will now surely go with i5.
It's quantified the exceeding suck of bulldozer far better than the official bulldozer review.
Maybe win8 will change everything, but I think it dubious.
Also on the article, why try something out on a system builder marathon, the FX should of been tested in an other article, such as a review. It does not really matter that yes in fact the GPUs are much better but the CPU is holding them way back... Why cheap out on a motherboard? that Biostar TA990FXE from what I've read is not great, not good even.
*Thought this was for people who didn't really know what to build, or how to build a computer? I wouldn't recommend this build.
I still want to see how it handles multi-tasking compared to Intel.
Based on what? It was a fantastic overclocker and stable as hell.
What is your beef with the board?
Personally, I don't care who has the fastest processor, becuase I don't have the money to purchase every new cpu or video card that come out, but when I do upgrade, I just want it to be significantly faster than my previous build. 80% of the benchmarks posted are not programs that most of us even use in everyday life.