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Hi all,
So my computer broke 2 weeks ago, its 4 years old, and I said it was time to upgrade to Sandy Bridge! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

But then I've been reading about bulldooozer, ivy bridge, etc...
What puts me to rest is that IVy will be p67-compatible, since they say it will be so revolutionary....

The question is here:
Wait for Bulldozer or Ivy? Or go for Sandy Bridge now?

This is for a gaming PC.
    
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Originally Posted by Butter on Toast View Post
Hi all,
So my computer broke 2 weeks ago, its 4 years old, and I said it was time to upgrade to Sandy Bridge! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

But then I've been reading about bulldooozer, ivy bridge, etc...
What puts me to rest is that IVy will be p67-compatible, since they say it will be so revolutionary....

The question is here:
Wait for Bulldozer or Ivy? Or go for Sandy Bridge now?

This is for a gaming PC.
just wait a little for bulldozer.
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Ivy will be a new socket type and will be replacing the x58 line if I am correct. So no the Ivy will not be compatible with the p67's platform. Since Bulldozer is around the corner I would wait for that to come out before you buy anything.
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Ivy will be a new socket type and will be replacing the x58 line if I am correct. So no the Ivy will not be compatible with the p67's platform. Since Bulldozer is around the corner I would wait for that to come out before you buy anything.
Intel confirmed Ivy will be compatible with P67
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Wait for Bulldozer. I think it would be worth it.
    
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post #6 of 26
According to forums, speculations, and the little information AMD has released. Bulldozer is supposed to be a beast of a CPU. I would just wait for BD, considering then you can choose which is more your style and fits your HW needs. Besides, who wouldn't wait for the new AMD processors
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I would be surprised if the performance will really be leaps and bounds different, but the biggest advantage to waiting for Bulldozer (and Ivy Bridge, if it's not too far away) to be released is the potential to drive down prices.
    
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arghhhh one month without a PC for me :S
When is the first bulldozer out?
    
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Originally Posted by Butter on Toast View Post
arghhhh one month without a PC for me :S
When is the first bulldozer out?
A month without PC - that sucks.

I also say wait fol Bulldozer or Ivy but only so the prices drop down and you can get the current chips on discount prices. Jumping into the leading technology is pricey and risky (remember Sandy Bridge fiasco?).

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A month without PC - that sucks.

I also say wait fol Bulldozer or Ivy but only so the prices drop down and you can get the current chips on discount prices. Jumping into the leading technology is pricey and risky (remember Sandy Bridge fiasco?).

^ The reason why I am not getting a Z68 chip.
I just hope bulldozer doesn't ourperform Ivy :S
At least not in Games.
    
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