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Wait for Ivy Bridge... It will be awesome...

wait... where have I heard that before?
wait for haswell, rockwell, larrabee..

word "wait" is overused in threads like this
    
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Then again for the most part aren't games GPU limited and not CPU limited?

Again, totally different uses. BD sounds like it would be powerful for CPU intensive apps like hardcore renders, video encoding, and scientific computing (ie. a DCC and HPC powerhouse), and server deployments.

Right now on my 955, games play nicely. I'm pretty happy with the Phenom at the moment. I wouldn't upgrade to an SB setup for 1 or 2 more FPS and since I rarely encode videos and do stuff like that (except for BOINC crunching but that's moreso a hobby/side use). Neither would I get a BD rig unless my workplace needed a server or I started to do a lot more video work (like if I started a movie studio with some friends or something).
Games are kinda teetering on both right now, with some titles being gpu bound, and others being pretty cpu intensive.

Bulldozer seems to have been designed from the ground up for servers. And it should fair very well in those areas.

Its not 1 or 2 fps, and no everyone has a 60Hz screen. You don't have enough gpu power to really concern yourself with a cpu upgraded based on gaming unless you only played WoW or something.

All that said each person is differnent, you have a 555 and a 5770, your system wouldn't provide enough power to do anything on many setups around here, there is no one chip/setup fits all.

For your needs your system works well for you, and thats great, there is nothing more important. However your needs are not everyones needs and its important to understand that when looking at the range of products available.
    
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As long as AMD is prices as good as it always has been compared to Intel. and performs better then current gen, I will be happy. Of course I hope that it works out in AMDs favor since i can now build a "Green Dragon" build without any hacked drivers and such. Always love AMD cpus and Nvidias GPUs together.
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Then I'd go for a 2500k path upgrade
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Then I'd go for a 2500k path upgrade
^This.
    
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AMD's Bulldozer needs to be better than Ivy Bridge for me to consider them. Either that or the difference in performance equals the difference in price.

But the FX series is known to be stupidly large in price. In that case AMD can go shove it... but then again look at Intel and their 9xx series. Both companies are BS. You just have to sift through the BS until you find what you're looking for.
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if its good, ill buy bulldozer, but at this point in my life, I'm starting to be a little more willing to pay for better performance and if sandy bridge is in fact better than bulldozer I may give up on the longest running part loyalty Ive ever had
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But the FX series is known to be stupidly large in price.
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http://www.hardwarezone.com.au/revie...2&cid=35&pg=18


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The Processor-In-a-Box (PIB) pricing for the AMD Athlon 64 4000+ and FX-55 processors are US$729 and US$827 respectively.

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