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I was looking at getting a bulldozer cpu this summer, along with a new mobo, and better ram. I was just curious to see if i should wait for Ivy bridge or go with bulldozer. Intel "claims" that Ivy bridge will put them 3 years ahead of AMD so I hear, and I can actually believe it the way they're going with SB and IB.

I've been an AMD fan for a while, but with them planning on releasing a 32nm arc. in july or august, when intel has had theirs for so long, it makes me question if I should go with a Ivy bridge. Also, I plan to do a decent bit of overclocking. Hey, maybe Ivy bridge will be able to hit 6Ghz on air....

P.S.- I know a lot of people have probably asked this before, but thanks alot if you respond.
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I don't actually thing bulldozer will be faster than Sandy Bridge - AMD is already having to go back to the drawing board and try to squeeze out more speed to make it a closer competition which I think will limit the overclock-ability. AMD will most likely always win for "value" but I don't foresee them winning in the speed race. IB is supposed to offer 15 - 20% improvements over SB which is quite astounding if you ask me
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I don't actually thing bulldozer will be faster than Sandy Bridge - AMD is already having to go back to the drawing board and try to squeeze out more speed to make it a closer competition which I think will limit the overclock-ability. AMD will most likely always win for "value" but I don't foresee them winning in the speed race. IB is supposed to offer 15 - 20% improvements over SB which is quite astounding if you ask me
Ok, I can agree with it being quite good, but also, we dont know when 2nd Gen. BD will be released yet, but even with that, it probably wont even be close still.
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Well i remember seeing someone on this forum stating that IVY would require about half the voltage of the current Sandy chips. I've also heard 1155 will be compatible with IVY too - which would be great for someone like me!

As for whether you should wait for Bulldozer/Ivy remains to be seen - obviously!

In my personal opinion it would appear that Bulldozer will fall in between Sandy and Nehalem - in terms of performance. Ivy will probably be about 20%-30% better than Sandy but will be a far more efficient chip, using smaller dye size and all that, probably requiring less power.
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In my personal opinion it would appear that Bulldozer will fall in between Sandy and Nehalem - in terms of performance. Ivy will probably be about 20%-30% better than Sandy but will be a far more efficient chip, using smaller dye size and all that, probably requiring less power.
That's likely far too high, I think 10-15% is a much better target.
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That's likely far too high, I think 10-15% is a much better target.
Not that i'll be complaining if that's the case The closer these new chips are to my beloved 2600k the better i guess.
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I guess the question for the OP comes down do you want to wait until Jan of 2012, which is when Ivy is supposed to be release, unless your like the other 75% of the community that keeps confusing socket 2011 due to be released in the next few months as Ivy (actually is Sandy -E). Ivy I'm sure will also work on 2011 as well as 1155.
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I indeed think Ivy Bridge will be amazing. If you got the money for those high end ones, go for it Though the motherboards currently released (photos been released) seems bit strange
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I believe high end IB won't hit the market until late 2012, seems like a long time to wait when SB is here on 1155, its great, and IB will release in early 2012 on 1155 as well.

IB does look great though, from the wiki ->

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Ivy Bridge will support PCI Express 3.0[10] and the Graphics Processor will have support for DirectX 11 and OpenCL 1.1. Ivy Bridge processors will be backward compatible with the Sandy Bridge platform.[11][12]
Intel is targeting a 30 percent graphics performance and 20 percent CPU performance boost compared to Sandy Bridge.[13
I got my Sandy chip in January of this year, and I'm already thinking I will upgrade to an 1155 IB chip if there is another i5 with 4 cores/4 threads in the same price range. <3
    
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well..when ivy comes out something else new will be worth waiting for as well
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