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I used to be an AMD fanboy, All my builds have been AMD CPU's and Nvidia GPU's. However, with AMD not allowing SLI and such...I'm swapping to sandy bridge. If BD is all its cracked up to be, I'm still building a SB build. If BD mobo's allow use of Nvidia SLI I "might" be tempted, but thats just me AMD failed me by not letting me use SLI without some hack...so sad.
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It's not about being poor ... it's about choices ... if you are buying a new bike and safety gear ( my guess is for all mountain, freeride/dh ... i ride too ) ... you can't say you're poor ... you can say that you have your priorities and don't have money for both it would be nuts to spend all you money in the bike and on a new cpu

Sorry about the OFF Topic, but should think twice when you say "you are poor" because, there are real poor people out there, and they don't make decisions about buying new cpu or a new bike with safety gear ... it's more about not spending money to have money for food, house & electricity ...
Fair enough. I also meant I was getting a motorbike. I already have an XC bike that I take out to ride around local trails and around the city.

Also, I was considering localized poverty. The cost of living is just different (as well as the standard of living). The concept of a living wage comes into effect here. If I made $6 an hour where I lived people in an LECD might see that as living the lavish life but others would pity me. Toilet roll might be $4 here but the same amount of toilet roll in an LEDC might cost 5 cents. Given a specified standard of housing, food, utilities, transport etc. it might cost $20,000 a year in an MEDC but those exact same standards might only be $300 a year in a LEDC (extreme examples).

But I do understand where you're coming from. I guess I have other priorities and those include being able to actually get to my workplace to make money to buy stuff (yes there is public transit available but when I actually get to a real career which will include having to go out to the field and worksites I can't exactly take a bus to the middle of nowhere and waste my time and company time/money "screwing around" on public transit).
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Personally I'd like to see BD succeed for the same reason a few people have listed - competition is always a good thing for consumers. But if it doesn't blow anybody out of the water, then I'll just have to conform and use Intel to fuel my quest of destroying noobs and harvesting their tears in BF3.
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i still have my 1366 rig i will be fine for the next 2 years.
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LOL ..........

it won't matter ... Retail is coming and all the speculation will be over

Then brace for the price preformance debates
^ this is so true, Even if BD comes out, and is the "bomb diggity yo!" people will still bash it no matter what it dose. BD could clean your house, feed your pets and wash people's car's and they will still find a reason to complain about it..
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What are you going to feel if Bulldozer does indeed lose to Sandy Bridge?
Nothing. Im not even expecting to go with Sandy Bridge. With AMD and Intel its price vs. performance. You get what you pay for. If you pay more to buy an intel chip, you get better performance. If you pay less for AMD, you get a better price. I just hope Bulldozer doesnt get too expensive.

Although i hope Bulldozer does destroy Sandy Bridge.
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Nothing. Im not even expecting to go with Sandy Bridge. With AMD and Intel its price vs. performance. You get what you pay for. If you pay more to buy an intel chip, you get better performance. If you pay less for AMD, you get a better price. I just hope Bulldozer doesnt get too expensive.

Although i hope Bulldozer does destroy Sandy Bridge.
I'm pretty sure Intel has products to fill that price slot as well.
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I laugh when I see people say that they will go for a slower more expensive product just because they are a fan of the brand.

Your not doing the world any favours you know.

If bulldozer fails, oh well. If amd actually has the technology to jump forward 3 intel generations, I will be very surprised. I don't think amd has it in them to achieve that. Also, keep in mind I was a huge amd fan before I moved to sandy bridge.
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I used to be an AMD fanboy, All my builds have been AMD CPU's and Nvidia GPU's. However, with AMD not allowing SLI and such...I'm swapping to sandy bridge. If BD is all its cracked up to be, I'm still building a SB build. If BD mobo's allow use of Nvidia SLI I "might" be tempted, but thats just me AMD failed me by not letting me use SLI without some hack...so sad.
Already confirmed my friend, AMD 900 series motherboards support SLI. Check the news section.
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I laugh when I see people say that they will go for a slower more expensive product just because they are a fan of the brand.

Your not doing the world any favours you know.

If bulldozer fails, oh well. If amd actually has the technology to jump forward 3 intel generations, I will be very surprised. I don't think amd has it in them to achieve that. Also, keep in mind I was a huge amd fan before I moved to sandy bridge.
Yes, I completely agree.

It's simply out of this world to assume that AMD can go from Yorkfield straight to Ivy Bridge.

But without competition, I am really afraid of what this industry will come to.
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