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    Default Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    It turns out that the fx testing kits amd sent to every site, had asus crosshair v formula boards. apparently asus had an agreement with amd in order to make asus board the 'default' board for reviews. and all sites reviewed the chip by shoving it in that board.

    when some sites benched the cpu not with that board, but other boards, results came up more in favor of the amd cpu :

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...ults-bulldozer

    the benches with an asrock board :

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...-shogun-2.html

    crosshair v formula is a buggy board which had almost 30% return rate even at newegg. main problem comes from its uefi bios being new and untested.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

    also all sites that did the review, used 580gtx as graphics card. and wherever it was not used, amd chip got wins. and when it was used, it got losses.

    ..........

    in addition, on gigabyte 990fx boards the results came out even worse for amd chip.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...d-fx-8150.html

    it seems the bioses for the boards used for these chips are not mature yet.

    ...............

    in another review with a msi board, results came out even better in bf3 and f1 etc.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...mance_review/2

    ...............

    in the below test, test was run with a non-nvidia, ati card, but again an asus board :

    http://pclab.pl/art47038-10.html

    and its a flop again. so its not nvidia cards that are causing the flops apparently.
    Interesting find
    Last edited by Lil' Dead; 14-10-2011 at 12:46.

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    Source?

    Someone linked the HH article elsewhere, and I immediately dismissed it. No trust for HH.

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    Source?
    http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/11...board-may.html

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    Kevin, we used the Gigabyte 990FX UD7 also, but Jim said it was easier disabling 4 cores with the Asus board

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    Thanks Kevin.

    The findings are interesting when you get beyond the ridiculous AMD fanboy crap and look at the average consensus of the data. I can't offload all blame onto Asus though. AMD chose to partner with them. Didn't they test the combination before shipping off presskits?? Why didn't they choose someone like Sapphire instead?

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    interesting read

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    So basically ASUS and Gigabyte showed ****ty results with this chip where as the ASRock showed it actually being competitive with the 2600K, very interesting. Maybe a BIOS update is needed and the results should be redone. Best OC I have seen so far.
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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    Them fekkers don't know what they are talking about. The UEFI bios has nothing to do with it. It works fine on all AMD platform I tested. The Gigabyte boards are known to test graphically a tad slower due to the lanes. These guys are tards. I am sure there are a few things up with the bios that they will update. The code for the bios is. Written from AMD and Asus will tweak it. As far as Asrock. Asus works together with Asrock and although there are minor differences and a different interface, the current bios codes are pretty much the same.

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    So basically ASUS and Gigabyte showed ****ty results with this chip where as the ASRock showed it actually being competitive with the 2600K, very interesting. Maybe a BIOS update is needed and the results should be redone. Best OC I have seen so far.
    Hold your horses I have the Fatal1ty and the UD7. Freck..... more benchkarking......like I have time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Freck..... more benchkarking......like I have time.
    Oh riiight. It's what you live for. Save the lies for your shrink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    Oh riiight. It's what you live for. Save the lies for your shrink.


    Go tend to your family. The sheep are calling you daaaaaaaaad.

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    Wolves do not propagate with sheep.

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Hold your horses I have the Fatal1ty and the UD7. Freck..... more benchkarking......like I have time.
    You have to do extreme cooling anyway, just make sure you use DICE this time around, they are not happy about no extreme cooling results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    You have to do extreme cooling anyway, just make sure you use DICE this time around, they are not happy about no extreme cooling results.

    Yup. There were circumstances with the LN2. I had to do the all in one and pre lined the board. The dragon skin sealed the socket so when I went back to LN2 I had to pull the dragon skin hence relining with dry eraser. Condensation made it to the socket. LN2 is wicked unstable getting the temps down and makes condensation with Dice look like nothing. Part of the game Stan. Was not a lack of effort and if they cannot understand the hours upon hours of work, I will leave it at that plus ya promised 2 boards in the review that made it more time consuming. Not giving an excuse just saying at this level, poop happens.

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    I ran Benckmarks with the UD7 and they are slightly faster than the CrossHair V. Fekkers are right.......

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    Default Re: Asus Crosshair V: hampered Bulldozer

    gigabyte sucked as well just get to the asrock board already lol.

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