The next challenge given to gamers was two high-end systems that were both running AMD Radeon HD 7970 'Tahati' DirectX 11 graphics cards running an Eyefinity display setup.
The Intel system was powered by an Intel Core-i7 2700K 'Sandy Bridge' processor with an ASRock P67 Fatal1ty motherboard and 8GB of AMD DDR3 performance memory.
The AMD system was powered by the FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor an ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty and the same 8GB of AMD DDR3 performance memory. The key to this demo was focused on processor performance and not graphics performance.
So which test did they use and what did they do? Overclock the FX-8150 to 5GHz and leave Sandy at stock?
The AMD Reality Check Results:
System C (Intel Core i7-2700K): 40 Votes
System D (AMD FX-8150): 73 Votes
No Difference: 28 Votes
It appeared that AMD was looking for a no difference win here with the setup, but the gamers voted for system with the AMD FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor in it.
When i saw this, i wondered if they posted the price on each system, "The Intel Core i7-2700K retails for $369.99 and the AMD FX-8150 retails for $269.99, so the question here was if gamers could tell a difference between the systems. "
--If so, it reminds me of the old Coke vs. Pepsi "challenges" set up by Pepsi (in stores) where the participants knew which drink was in each cup before tasting. And if you said, Pepsi was better you got a free can - if you said Coke you got nothing.
Guess who always won?