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AMD bulldozer generation 1 or 2? Is it worth the wait?

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I'm in plans to build a new PC. Running on a horrible computer and I build other people mid to high end gaming rigs including my brother which I do get to use his Phenom II Quad between this month and when I build my own desktop based on the AMD FX/Bulldozer/Whatever it will be officially called.

I'm firmly set that it will be AMD Bulldozer and I have to choose if I want it this year or beginning of 2012 when generation 2 comes out.

Is it worth waiting for and the price of getting a gen 2 to a gen 1 bulldozer cpu?



Another variable to this will be the next graphics card series, 7xxx. At this rate it almost seems AMD will hit 8xxx Radeon HD series by the time the 2nd gen bulldozer comes, right?

I'm buying everything all at once and plan on getting a Radeon HD x870 or x950 when I do.

If I choose Gen 1 when the 7xxx series is out, it's almost time for the 2nd gen and I'm betting on a Q2 2012 8xxx series.


My Head hurts from trying to avoid headaches from buyer's regret :|
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Your asking questions that no one has answers to. IMHO just buy the first gen bulldozer next month and get a 6950 and unlock to a 6970, or buy a 6970. Technology is constantly changing so trying to keep up is pointless unless you have the money to upgrade every year. So I say just go for it and as for the video cards, you can always crossfire in the future.
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Your asking questions that no one has answers to. IMHO just buy the first gen bulldozer next month and get a 6950 and unlock to a 6970, or buy a 6970. Technology is constantly changing so trying to keep up is pointless unless you have the money to upgrade every year. So I say just go for it and as for the video cards, you can always crossfire in the future.
Thanks for at least responding.


Yes I know the technology is changing and information the cpu series isn't even known yet, but you're still able to predict time periods of when to buy and if something's worth waiting for.

I guess in this case, the bulldozer gen 2 will fit in the same socket, so I guess no reason to just replace the cpu for a couple hundred.
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If your running a phenom II, were in the same boat. Nice chip, but upgrade time. Bite the bullet and do it. Look at numbers vs SB on our chips. It's sad and I could see big change when I got to play on a 4.7 2500k
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Your asking questions that no one has answers to.
yeah seriously.. i dont get why people keep asking these questions.. do they not realize this?
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There is always something coming out.

You can only play the waiting game for so long.
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There is always something coming out.

You can only play the waiting game for so long.
i say keep waiting, that way you never have to spend any money!
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yeah seriously.. i dont get why people keep asking these questions.. do they not realize this?
I fully understand the situation because of the lack of knowledge + something new is always coming out.

It's probably more of a timed buying decision.


I watch phone sales for smartphones and I know when are the best times to buy a new smartphone. Basically certain months are X'd out every year because of when phones release, announcements, and such and the same goes for games and can apply to desktop parts as well as you can see. The easiest is Apple products for their consistent release dates every year.


It's not a question on specifications but more on time of purchase to time of the next known release product.
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