[OpenIndiana-discuss] AMD FX-8150 ("Bulldozer") CPUs

Robar Philip philip.robar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 00:49:50 UTC 2011

On Oct 16, 2011, at 7:21 AM, Dave Koelmeyer wrote:

> On 17 Oct, 2011,at 12:18 AM, Dave Koelmeyer <davekoelmeyer at me.com> wrote:
>> So...anyone interested in or planning on running OpenIndiana on one of these? Reviews have been disappointing but this mainly seems to have centered around poor single threaded performance, whereas things are actually kind of interesting with heavily threaded workloads, e.g.:
>> http://www.anandtech.com/show/4955/the-bulldozer-review-amd-fx8150-tested/7

Notice though that its 8 cores are not a win for builds, whereas the build test is one of the few tests where the core i7 2600K really separates itself from the rest of the pack—being almost 30% faster than its nearest competitor and 50% faster than the rest of the pack.

Does anyone have any idea as to why the core i7 is such a win for builds?


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