awi5951 your CPU is fine ,who gives a f.. if the Bulldozer core doesnt do well in SuperPi and such tests that have no relation to the actual aplications people use.
Keep in mind that this CPU has instruction sets that Phenom 2 doesnt have ,instruction sets that will be used in the future software for faster computing.
Just for curiosity i have replaced my P2 X3 720BE with a FX 4100 thinking that all that have been said and told on various forums that bash Bulldozer will be reflected in real life handicaps while using the PC.
I could of chosen for the same price a P2 X4 965 on the other hand ,but thinking at the heat my 975BE releases i have calmed down .
In my usage scenrio i have discovered that the PC behaves excellent , performs better in games and the desktop feels more responsive.
It heats less and sucks from the power supply half of what the Phenom 2 720BE did in full load ,idleing at around 20 Watts.
I have replaced a CPU that needed 70W (the 720BE) with a CPU that needs half of this power to deliver more performance in games ,for less heat and less need of a good airflow in the case ,at a similar price.
If AMD drops the price even more Bulldozer is perfect for any casual PC user.
Some motherboards seem to be bugged though even now.
Depends on the games you play. RTS games often are a lot more demanding on the CPU and there are even older games like Company of Heroes a bulldozer will probably have troubles with in 4vs4 matches when lots of stuff is on the screen.
COH works just fine in LAN at 1080 resolution with 4 on my FX 4100 ,playing against my brother whos hosting the server on the P2 X4 975 BE rig.
Don t belive the negative hype people.Buy the CPU and see for yourseves.Make sure no throttling occures on the moterboards you are using.
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