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Hello.
So im hit with a dilemma.
Bulldozer is to be released in about 2 weeks and im not sure what to do. My CPU is aging, and i almost only game and rarely do any video/audio conversion work, however; the games i play are very CPU dependent. (BC2, GTA 4 ect)

Originally, i wanted to wait for X79 chipset / LGA 2011 socket and build a rig based on that, but not sure it im going to bother doing that because games barely utilize 4 cores and no idea if quad channel RAM would make all the difference in the world Vs dual.

So the question is, should i wait for bulldozer, compare and see if either top tier bulldozer chip or 2600K is better in terms of clock for clock, single and multi threaded performance and upgrade to the build of my choice or wait to X79 LGA 2011 which is slated for a Q4 2011 release?
Thanks.
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post #2 of 12
Since Bulldozer's release is imminent, just wait 2 more weeks until you know for sure. Your quad is just fine for now, you're not going to get a drastic FPS improvement, seeing as you already have a 6970.

I'd go with Bulldozer though, if you're itching for a platform upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
Since Bulldozer's release is imminent, just wait 2 more weeks until you know for sure. Your quad is just fine for now, you're not going to get a drastic FPS improvement, seeing as you already have a 6970.

I'd go with Bulldozer though, if you're itching for a platform upgrade.
Oh im 100% waiting for bulldozer, just that its that itch...
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post #4 of 12
Just wait for its release before comparing it to other competition CPUs.

Intel's new SB-E and Ivy and just around the corner, too.
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I love how PC building is like heroin or some other heavy drug. It always gives you that "itch".
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post #6 of 12
Look my friend. I'll put this plain and simple. If your going to wait for another socket to come out and test that then you will be waiting forever. First you will wait for BD, and then X79, and then some other AMD socket, then Intel socket, and it will never stop because that is how technology goes. If you wait for something new to come out, you will be waiting FOREVER because something new is ALWAYS coming out. My question is what do you want to do now? SB performance is already out so there is no guess work there. BD is just around the corner. You should now just be waiting for BD to come out, look at some benchies, and then pick one of the two. Don't even worry about x79 cause it not even out for 2 more quarters.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
Intel's new SB-E and Ivy and just around the corner, too.
If by around the corner, you mean next year

Anyway, OP, I suggest you go with Bulldozer. AMD will be cheap, and there's no reason to spend extra money on something you probably won't use to its full potential. Bulldozer looks to be really good, judging from the leaked specs.
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post #8 of 12
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Hmm... Would quad channel make a huge difference in games?
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post #9 of 12
Go with sandy bridge 2500k, you only play games so the 2500k will do you the best.

Also I would recommend you pick up an Asus mobo like the P8p67 pro, or the P8P67 evo or the p8p67 deluxe or the maximus iv extreme.

No quad channel wouldn't make much of a difference, go with 4 GB or 8 GB of 1600 mhz DDR3 memory. Check this one out, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by L36 View Post
Hmm... Would quad channel make a huge difference in games?
Can't give a definite answer because the highest out is the tri channel on 1366 sockets.

BUT

Taking an educated guess, I'd say that if the games in question take advantage of the quad channel, then yes.
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