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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.

you sir have a flawless case .... nice to see you share your theory with us


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intel is superior in every aspect (architecture performance reliability technology etc) with the exception of $. proof? amd's hexacores can't even beat intel's quads
. if you have the cash, get intel. or you can just live in amd's delusion - "cheap & new".

ty for your flawless logic mate ....
Edited by Fr0sty - 5/28/11 at 6:19pm
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post #22 of 44
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BD will be as good as SB maybe, idk id still go intel i hate AMD, even though I have a 990FX-UD7 sitting here LOL, i still have no CPU and probably wont buy a BD cpu either unless they are any good.

So what should you do? Wait a few weeks like the guy above said. Get yourself an SSD in th meantime.

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I think another big selling point of SB is that it will support IB later without socket change (I think up to the 6 core though?).

BD will actually have 8 real threads, and more PCI-e lanes, redefine Multi threaded things. But we have no idea when AMD plans to stop delaying it.
    
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I think another big selling point of SB is that it will support IB later without socket change (I think up to the 6 core though?).

BD will actually have 8 real threads, and more PCI-e lanes, redefine Multi threaded things. But we have no idea when AMD plans to stop delaying it.
Another big selling point about Sandy Bridge is that even before it was released we had a plethora of information in comparison to Bulldozer.

Also recent past generation Intel architectures didn't suck, so we knew it was gonna be good...

As for Bulldozer, we don't know much really.
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post #25 of 44
I think Intel is and always will have the upper hand at the slightly higher dollar. However, with SB prices on the fall, if you can find a good deal, I'd grab it. Bulldozer will still be AMD and AMD will never be greater than Intel.

Someone quote me if I'm wrong in a couple weeks, I doubt I will be.
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post #26 of 44
You should just wait for Bulldozer. The way I see it, AMD generally allows for new technology on the same platform for sometimes crazy lengths of time. So even if Bulldozer is subpar, you can always wait for future releases such as Enhanced Bulldozer and likely keep your MB and still have an upgrade route.

All in all, that's not bad at all, and even though I have a Sandy build, I can see the appeal of being able to find the perfect motherboard and upgrading it by just swapping out the CPU.
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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?
Honestly, seeing as how BD launches in two weeks....it's not that long of a wait so you may as well just wait.
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post #28 of 44
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You should just wait for Bulldozer.

I can see the appeal of being able to find the perfect motherboard and upgrading it by just swapping out the CPU.
Well said!
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post #29 of 44
If your need for a PC is critical, then get SB coz right now it really is one of the best performers out there.

But if your need for a new PC is NOT critical, then just wait for a bit. Get all the facts about BD and then decide for yourself if you want it or not.
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post #30 of 44
I just talked myself of the sandy bridge ledge yesterday. ;-)

Wait for the Bulldozer, that what I have to do..............


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