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hey im wondering is the bulldozer really gonna be as good as the sandy bridge? Also im running on a Msi 860Fx-td65 Motherboard with AM3+ Bios Updated already and its on its site but is the cpu really gonna run as good as a AM3+ Board ??

Im doing alot of gaming and ima start doing After Effects and Stuff like that i want somthing good for my waste of money. So guys let me know. I was gonna spend it on a new monitor because i heard 2nite that bulldozer wont come out till august or sept or July Is that True?
    
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i say wait until bulldozer comes out and compare that way you can make an informed choice.
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In all honesty i would wait for bulldozer seeing you have a compatible board, Wait, if bulldozer is Close to sandy bridge Core for core, then get bullzoer to save overall costs if BD is a fail, then go with SB, but to save money wait for BD.
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just been hearing that bulldozer chips already having alot of problems but ight i guess ill just wait. But do you think it will beat it and if the extra cores will do any better ?
    
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It depends on when you want your pc lol. I say sandy bridge now w/z68 and a Nvidia graphics card for the mercury playback engine in after effects. Also i think that with z68 it can help reduce your render times by using the onboard graphics. But if you want to wait till july or so wait longer to see what the sandy bridge-ex chips will be like.
post #6 of 46
Regarding your question with the Socket AM3 board with BIOS update:
It will work fine. However, the automatic turbo boost will not work with your board (which is fine if you disable it to Overclock anyway) and maybe some power features. That is about the extent of that.

If you really don't need to use alot more processing power right away then I'd just kick back and wait for Bulldozer, because switching to Sandy Bridge when you have a full build ready for Bulldozer seems like alot of work.
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Sadly true. I wouldn't play the waiting game any longer. Sandy Bridge is pretty awesome and you will not be disappointed with it. My personal speculation is that the onboard GPU on Bulldozer is going to be way better than that of Sandy Bridge, but the actual CPU performance is going to be slightly lacking. I could be wrong obviously since I'm just speculating but regardless the 2600k is blazing fast, and even if Bulldozer comes out and is better you're still going to have a very powerful chip.
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post #8 of 46
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ah ill guess ill just wait lol just hate that amd is pushing it farther now lol. Guess ill see if i pick up that monitor or somthing for my pc that i can get that i wont need to change if i change Brands lol. Im staying with Ati/ Nvidia is ok but just ive already bought my 6950 Might just get another one and crossfire or sell mys and get a 6970 do ya think its worth to sell a 6950 to buy a 6970?
    
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ah ill guess ill just wait lol just hate that amd is pushing it farther now lol. Guess ill see if i pick up that monitor or somthing for my pc that i can get that i wont need to change if i change Brands lol. Im staying with Ati/ Nvidia is ok but just ive already bought my 6950 Might just get another one and crossfire or sell mys and get a 6970 do ya think its worth to sell a 6950 to buy a 6970?

6950 to 6970 is too much of a sidegrade (especially considering you lose money when you sell something, assuming you bought it new). Just get 6950 crossfire, which is going to be a very awesome GPU setup.
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alright thanks then thats what ima do. Im just tryna get my RIG Up and Powerfull for Battlefield 3 and Other ****s that might come out. Also For After Effects that i want it to RUn Super Fast.
    
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