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Very early to tell. I honestly hate people who make "x" amount of useless threads speculating over what bulldozer will do against Intel and the current market. All you end up getting is fanboy vs. fanboy, and the neutrals trying to settle everyone down.
relax, i was just thinking out loud
    
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I think its a easy one if your building a gaming rig a 2500k or 2600k is the best choices i dont see it worth it if you already own a i7 system that can do atleast 4ghz you wont see enugh fps change to be worth the hassle of selling and buying all new stuff. If you already get 40-50+ fps with your system for the games you play upgrading the cpu wont really help you much be better off getting a ssd or somthing else.
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relax, i was just thinking out loud
I wasn't attacking you, so don't take it personally lol. I was simply making a statement about people who make worthless speculation posts about Bulldozer. Unless you made a thread about it, then it wasn't directed at you. Furthermore, if you did, then it was directed at you at the others that have made them.
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Yeah I know, but people only think about gaming when it comes to CPU at times. I do more than game, plus I had an AM3 board already so I picked one up. I'm happy with it.
Exactly.

Like nobody compresses files, encodes video, rips and converts audio with their PC too? Plus, since the average user does not overclock their CPU at all we need to talk about power phases. Consumers like the idea of their PCs using less power while surfing the web. This aspect is not discussed.

There is a lot more than just price/performance ratios to consider when deciding which CPU is for you. These articles leave out another whole other aspect of what does the person plan to do for future upgrades? I mean, if you want to build a new PC every couple years they are good reference for the time.

Most people are budget conscious and can't afford constant upgrades to the motherboard and CPU. This is the market that AMD has completely locked down over the years.... buy a nice system for $xxx and if you need more power next year (or two or three) upgrade your CPU.

The other factor that seems to be ignored is that you can't use that CPU without a motherboard. So, motherboard costs also need to be considered for each platform and they each have their own shortcomings and positives. They also have significant price differences.

It's just not that simple as saying the i5 2500k is the best value for gaming. The article is pointless IMO.
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Most people are budget conscious and can't afford constant upgrades to the motherboard and CPU. This is the market that AMD has completely locked down over the years.... buy a nice system for $xxx and if you need more power next year (or two or three) upgrade your CPU.

It's just not that simple as saying the i5 2500k is the best value for gaming. The article is pointless IMO.
Many people just don't need the power that is available on the market, even with gaming, because gaming is a fractured market that means different things to different people. Intel just can't be competitive when it comes to pricing, so sure, maybe SB will have more performance, it comes witha hefty price tag, especially when it uses an oddball socket that will not have any practical upgrade path for the future. Of course, high end gamers will pay for the performance, but the average user that say, wants to play The Sims, doesn't need the power and is not planning on dropping $500 for a video card.

Articles can be pointless because the people that get to write them have access to whatever equipment, without the cash coming out of their pocket. But going strictly by price can be a fallacy as well, because by pricing, Intel beats AMD because they are still peddling their reheats of the antique Pentium stuff.

For any application, it comes down to the requirements, whether it is gaming or CAD or whatever. Like this machine, which was a concession to budget, which lets me do a bunch of tasks and run some of the games I want to run - but it can't do CAD because I didn't have a CAD style budget at the time...

Bulldozer will change the equation, although right now, I am more excited about the new embedded GPUs AMD has brought out.
post #96 of 133
I couldn't care if the best gaming CPU is an Intel one, I will not buy Intel again. For one reason I do not like where some of their Fabs are located.
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Some of you care to much about what someone else says about your CPU. Get what makes you happy, if someone else has something different that's fine.

This article was written recently, the fact that you aren't buying your computer right now means it doesn't pertain to you. There is no point in defending the parts you already have in your sig, the fact that it's already in there means you bought in at a different time, under different circumstances, of which the rest of us will never know. This article is solely pointed at uninformed enthusiast gamers, who want guidance when shopping within a specific budget. Let's be fair, it's not that bad of a C.Y.A. article for someone who knows nothings about computer parts, and who just wants gaming at X budget.

Again, this article does not effect you if you already own parts and are using them, they don't influence the value and performance-value that they were at when you purchased, and we can never prove where they were at when you bought either! I don't expect them to know I sold my previous AMD chip and some other junk and bought this one used for the same price...nor do I care. It was a great deal for me, and I'm so happy I did, and I love my cpu more every day....and that just means I'm happy with what I have. If I weren't I'd find a way to change gear.

Let's stop the bickering, now please!
     
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Only reason to go 1366 over 1155? A KILLER deal. The best gaming CPU out right, bar none, is the 2500k. There are literally no downsides. No triple-channel premium, overclocks like crazy without shelling out for aftermarket cooling. The X6 isn't bad either, but will really shine when games can actually use six cores. By that time, they'll be cheap.

^ Your i7 will be fine for many years.
There is another reason for 1366,which seeing as this is OCN does'nt get mentioned as much as i'd expect,and thats the ability for genuine tweaking of settings to achieve performance.Sandy Bridge is an amazing CPU,however i like being able to play about with the FSB etc and not just raise a multiplier.It kinda kills the art of overclocking.And for anyone who thinks i'm just picking on Sandy Bridge,if Bulldozer goes the same route i will leave that aswell.Overclocking is a hobby and a past-time,people may argue thats the technology now but while i'm for technology,i dont want technology taking away the things i like doing,its just wrong.Its a bit like in Judge dread where to have sex they just wear that headset thingy,lol,while technology can be helpful and make our lives easier, sometimes the real thing and working to achieve something is so much more rewarding.
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Its a bit like in Judge dread where to have sex they just wear that headset thingy,lol,while technology can be helpful and make our lives easier, sometimes the real thing and working to achieve something is so much more rewarding.
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I think for a budget gaming rig I would still go with a 555 BE
     
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