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post #41 of 58
Just go with a 990fx board...buy a cheap phenom x4, oc the heck out of it for now, then upgrade when bd price drops. This is what I am going to do any way.
    
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I'm also really hoping BD will beat up on SB and take Intel's lunch money. If so, I'll have to swap back over to AMD again.

Sadly enough, only time will tell though.

If BD is even ON PAR clock for clock, core for core with SB...I'll swap back.
If that happens pricing will surely reflect it...

x4 = $200

x6 = $300

x8 = ???

I saw an article saying that Intel may push up the time table on Ivy Bridge (1155) to counter the bulldozer release.

Its all just talk at this point, but I wonder if Intel would allow AMD any sort of limelight as the "best" or if they would throw their overwhelming R&D into smashing dozer if it does deliver.

For me to switch over dozer needs to run core for core clock for clock with the i5-2500k, and the 4 core version needs to be priced less than the i5-2500k. It would also need more PCIE lanes or at least PCIE 3.0 support.

Ivy Bridge is just too close now maybe 6 months away, offers some performance tweaks, tri gate for higher overclocks, and 22nm fab. Its also compatible with current 1155 boards and offers native PCIE 3.0 support. Its been since the P4 days since I own a Intel desktop, IB on my current P67 board is a fairly lucrative offer atm.
    
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AMD has stated they will price Bulldozer extremely aggressively:

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...processor.aspx

So, if the FX-8130p is being aggressively priced at i7-2600k levels, that suggests AMD is confident the 8130p will beat the snot out of the 2600k.

We'll know soon enough.

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If that happens pricing will surely reflect it...

x4 = $200

x6 = $300

x8 = ???
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They keep pushing back the release date it won't matter how good BD is....
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AMD has stated they will price Bulldozer extremely aggressively:

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...processor.aspx

So, if the FX-8130p is being aggressively priced at i7-2600k levels, that suggests AMD is confident the 8130p will beat the snot out of the 2600k.

We'll know soon enough.
Sorry but eight cores vs 4 /w HT being similarly priced isn't confidence boosting for me at all in any way, shape, or form when it comes to core performance.
    
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I'm very happy for you, but Sandy Bridge was the best CPU of all time. All time! Thank you.

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AMD has stated they will price Bulldozer extremely aggressively:

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...processor.aspx

So, if the FX-8130p is being aggressively priced at i7-2600k levels, that suggests AMD is confident the 8130p will beat the snot out of the 2600k.

We'll know soon enough.
Sorry but eight cores vs 4 /w HT being similarly priced isn't confidence boosting for me at all in any way, shape, or form when it comes to per core performance.
    
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post #48 of 58
It's 8 threads vs 8 threads, period. AMD clearly has a superior way of implementing multiple threads on a processor.

But its the single thread performance everyone here (i.e. gamers) is looking for. The AMD gamer event in Dallas tomorrow will feature hands-on experience with BD as a tease. It's pretty clear AMD thinks BD will be priced aggressively in the enthusiast market.

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Sorry but eight cores vs 4 /w HT being similarly priced isn't confidence boosting for me at all in any way, shape, or form when it comes to core performance.
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AMD has been too hush-hush about Bulldozer which makes me think it may not outperform but will be on par with Sandybridge.
From all of the articles I've read regarding BD, that is all I could come up with. No where do they say it will be better and if they are just trying to equalize the playing field, AMD will continue to follow Intel in the race.

Intel has the better RTS: search and destroy. They still has Ivy Bridge in its R&D arsenal and they won't release that beast until they've look at BD thoroughly and can provide a much better product.
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post #50 of 58
What if Intel release Ivy Bridge by October?
That would crash Amd so hard.
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