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Ok, I'm done with AMD, I've had it. I've lost all faith and suspect more mediocrity & disappointment with bulldozer. I'm willing to bet a 2500k will still be equal to or even best the new bulldozer line when overclocked. I know I could get it cheaper in a couple months, but that's the nature of the beast for pc enthusiasts like us.

Picking up P8P67 Pro-R3 & 2500k from microcenter after work. God, I should have done this much sooner. If $380.18 is the price for piece-of-mind that my gd video card isn't horribly bottlenecked...so be it.
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i know you are annoyed, but the system that you are currently running, can utilize your Gfx card perfectly
and im gonna say this 50 times if i have to...

wait for bulldozer.

my system that i am running runs crysis at full running 1920x1080 @ 30fps with a 6870 and no complaints, and especially NO bottle necking.
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You're really getting a bottleneck with a 6850 and an x4 at 4Ghz? Seems quite hard to believe.
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It's very believable. I went from a Phenom 965 to an i7 950 and it was a massive difference. The 965 held back my old 5870 terribly. AMD is just--unfortunately, as I happen to like them--behind the curve at the moment.

Op will definitely not be disappointed with the upgrade.
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It's very believable. I went from a Phenom 965 to an i7 950 and it was a massive difference. The 965 held back my old 5870 terribly. AMD is just--unfortunately, as I happen to like them--behind the curve at the moment.

Op will definitely not be disappointed with the upgrade.
The 5870 is quite a bit more powerful than his 6850.
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I would be happy to provide screens of game fps/synthetic benches when I get off work. It seems fairly clear to me when overclocking the video card core - 800/ram - 1100 (stable) yields zero performance gain until I oc the cpu further to 4.1/4.2

also worth noting, nb oc 2800 at 1.25v
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post #7 of 7
Yea it's that old cpu architecture from 10 years ago that is holding you back. Most likely Bulldozer may be able to beat 2600k in terms of video, 3d processing but I doubt its gaming performance unless games use 6/8 cores
    
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