Origin PC Stuffs AMD's Bulldozer Into Refreshed Gaming PCs

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The world's first unlocked 8-core CPU in a new gaming rig? Sounds like a force worth reckoning with. Origin PC has just announced a refreshed line of gaming rigs with AMD's new FX processors, with professional overclocking up to 5GHz. We're talking about the new Bulldozer architecture, and it's available unlocked and ready to be overclocked to the hilt. You'll get AMD's Turbo Core technology (netting you an extra 1GHz of speed when needed), as well as the company's Direct Connect Architecture, which is said to zap traditional bottlenecks.

So, you down with Bulldozer? Or have you been unimpressed by the benchmarks?

ORIGIN PC Announces the World's First Unlocked 8-Core Desktop Processor

Miami, FL – October 12, 2011, – ORIGIN PC announced today the availability of the new line of AMD FX Processors:  

    * The world's first unlocked 8-core desktop processor
    * ORIGIN PC professional overclocking up to 5GHz
    * AMD Turbo CORE Technology delivering up to an extra 1GHz of speed when needed
    * AMD Direct Connect Architecture eliminating traditional bottlenecks
    * New "Bulldozer" architecture

"ORIGIN PC works directly with the best companies in the industry to deliver our customers with the latest technology first" said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and cofounder. "AMD's new unlocked 8-core processors deliver the best price to performance value that we have ever seen."

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gazd1 replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 5:19 AM

It looks like it'll be a good buy for those AMD support lot, but I'm not at all impressed with the bulldozer running out of diesel so early.

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gloriad1 replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 5:24 AM

It would have to be so damn cheap for me to buy one of these, because that is the only thing that I could afford to buy at the moment. I can't look at an Intel based system yet until I get some free cash. That is likely only about the Ivybridge and Panther Point time release.

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So their overclocking it to 5GHz and it will Turbo up to 6GHz? Since BD actually does scale very cleanly with clock speed, it will put out some decent performance.

The biggest problem with BD is not that it sucks in single thread performance, but that Windows is constantly causing cache thrashing. If you turn off the second core in each compute module, you're looking at a 30%+ performance increase.

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This is not good as Bulldozer  cannot compete with the  the i5 2500K and the gaming benchmarks do not justify the higher price.

For my money I say stick with Sandy Bridge as they offer the best bang for buck especially when it comes to gaming.

Bulldozer is just to power hungry and the results are not that impressive. This move by Origin a high end boutique builder is confusing.  Confused

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 10:12 PM

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Bulldozer is just to power hungry and the results are not that impressive. This move by Origin a high end boutique builder is confusing.  Confused

It's not confusing at all; they just need to support the side who'd buy a pre-built system with Bulldozer in it. All this is is just a business move to make more money, depending on whether or not there are still AMD stans who'll buy this system.

 

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I bet they got a killer deal on the AMD chips cause like I said A 2500K will run circles around a Bulldozer.

But yea I am all for competition so who am I to judge.

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fat78 replied on Sun, Oct 16 2011 1:22 PM

There is a large number of people who buy processors do not buy based on benchmarks but only the clock speed and number of cores a processor has. So if you advertise a computer with 8 cores and a 5ghz clock some people will assume its faster just based on that.

Even though bulldozer was over hyped, it is good to see amd trying to make cpus that can compete with intel. Hopefully amd continues trying to improve on their upcoming processors.

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Super Dave replied on Sun, Oct 16 2011 11:46 PM

fat78:
There is a large number of people who buy processors do not buy based on benchmarks but only the clock speed and number of cores a processor has.

 

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