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Sandy bridge now... or wait for AMD bulldozer?

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Do you think bulldozer is even gonna compare to sandy bridge or shall i go and order the sandy bridge stuff right now. I dont NEED atop of the line computer right now, but in a month or two im going to get one i just wanted to know if bulldozer or sandy bridge? also im think sandy bridge because next year it will support ivy bridge so another question is if you answer Sandy bridge ivy bridge or X79?
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Go x79 bc it is said to have PCI 3.0 + On board USB 3.0 chipset
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if you don't need it right now, i'd wait since it's already so close to bulldozer's launch. you'll get the benefit of knowing which offers the best performance and value, and i only see prices going down so there's that too.

if you can't wait though, you can't really go wrong with sandy bridge. it's a solid platform and will last long especially now that ivy bridge has been pushed back to q2 2012.
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AMD is going to launch Bulldozer in two weeks. I recommend wait it out and then make your decision. I am currently on a AM2+ Phenom II 940 and want to upgrade also. But I decided to wait also. I love the possibility of moving up to 8 cores for around $310 if the rumors are true and they will be reasonable clock high so I patiently wait and see.

"He that can have Patience, can have what he will†-Ben Franklin.
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x79 is said to be far later in the year. I'm in the same situation as you OP. I currently have a 790FX chipset motherboard and AM3 processor. No matter which I choose (SB or BD) I'll still have to upgrade to a new motherboard. Really tempted to get Sandy Bridge but Bulldozer is right around the corner. I'd say give it a wait. Wouldn't want to buy Sandy Bridge now to find that Bulldozer kills it for the price. Good luck.
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it can wait for sure... also im going to get a temporary build right now and probably sell it when ivy or x79 come out(:
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post #7 of 44
Just go with Intel, there will be Sandy Bridge E cpu's coming out and also x79.
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post #8 of 44
It would be silly at this point not to wait and at least see what AMD is going to have to offer. I don't personally think its going to be better than sandy bridge but if it is you'll be kicking yourself for not waiting....
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I'm extremely skeptical about AMD being able to truly compete with Intel. The fact is, while it sucks that intel keeps changing their CPU sockets, they are doing it for good reason. AMD's attempt to ensure backwards compatibility has greatly hindered their ability to achieve great leaps in their technology, given that they have chosen to impose the limitations posed by the processor sockets in developing new CPU architecture and hardware. Intel, however, can freely design their new technology without putting such constraints on their development techs.
Considering the X79 is going to be the replacement to the x58, that should definitely prove to be some amazing tech when it gets released. But I'll hold my breath in the mean time to see how this whole bulldozer thing plays out in the coming weeks.
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Originally Posted by trees415 View Post
I'm extremely skeptical about AMD being able to truly compete with Intel. The fact is, while it sucks that intel keeps changing their CPU sockets, they are doing it for good reason. AMD's attempt to ensure backwards compatibility has greatly hindered their ability to achieve great leaps in their technology, given that they have chosen to impose the limitations posed by the processor sockets in developing new CPU architecture and hardware. Intel, however, can freely design their new technology without putting such constraints on their development techs.
Considering the X79 is going to be the replacement to the x58, that should definitely prove to be some amazing tech when it gets released. But I'll hold my breath in the mean time to see how this whole bulldozer thing plays out in the coming weeks.
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