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post #11 of 24
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If you have the money today, go for a 2500k as the i7 2600k is not that much of an improvement over the 2500k and play away. Bulldozer will be good, maybe even great, but however great it is, its time in the limelight as number one if it achieves such status, will likely be shorter than the amount of time we have all spent waiting for this thing to come out. Intel will release something better (Ivy Bridge) or at least comparable and in 2 years time we will be where we are today, Just sitting around talking about Intels that are able to reach 7ghz and Amd's that can only reach 6ghz.


I guess I am disillusioned by the wait.
True,if you can afford it now,why wait? However there is always something better,which may or may not be the case with Bulldozer. If it is you can always sell your rig and build a Bulldozer system.
Life is short, do what you want with your money.
With AMD always a step behind Intel,IMO I don't see them lasting too much longer in the CPU market that is changing more quickly.

If the FX-8130P is really going to be $320,and not faster than the similarly priced 2600K,then I'm going to go with Intel. I'm trying to stay with AMD as long as it is feasible or reasonable to do so,however Intel's offerings are tempting even though I hate their business practices.
Edited by Heavy MG - 6/13/11 at 11:57am
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Intel boast more cores but they are virtual cores. Bulldozer is going to have real cores that share all the resources within the cup making it more efficient also..... So on paper, Bulldozer should win out but until we see proof, sandy is a test choice.
This has little to no effect on gaming performance where only 2 cores are used most of the time. There are only a few games that even utilize 4 cores at this point.
post #13 of 24
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Why the 1100T?
Your dual core i7 laptop is probably faster than a Phenom II.
My X6 can't even handle a large group of tabs in Firefox while gaming,let alone encoding while playing a game.
honestly wanted to build an AMD rig, had never built one, plus I have my Mac Pro for encoding etc, all i really run is SCII and BF2 on my 1100T and its extremely fast. SCII opens like im maximizing a window. its all i really need considering all i am really running is the game im playing.
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This has little to no effect on gaming performance where only 2 cores are used most of the time. There are only a few games that even utilize 4 cores at this point.
On the contrary , it may have an effect. The architecture has been re engineered. Sandybridge HD gains in gsming. Your statement hold nothing untl it is released.
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This has little to no effect on gaming performance where only 2 cores are used most of the time. There are only a few games that even utilize 4 cores at this point.
On the contrary , it may have an effect. The architecture has been re engineered. Sandybridge has gains in gsming. Your generic statement holds nothing untl it is released. I also said Sandy is a good choice so I am trying to decipher your point.
Edited by PureOC Jim - 6/13/11 at 12:24pm
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There is basically no difference between the 2600K and 2500K for gaming. If your just gaming, dont bother with the 2600K.
    
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Why the 1100T?
Your dual core i7 laptop is probably faster than a Phenom II.
My X6 can't even handle a large group of tabs in Firefox while gaming,let alone encoding while playing a game.
ROFL!!! Something is wrong with your computer...


There is nothing wrong with Phenom II. Personally I wouldnt wait for BDs. You are not going to gain from 8 cores and gaming. If you need to run 30 tabs on firefox... a 1100T will eat it up.
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rofl!!! Something is wrong with your compute

there is nothing wrong with phenom ii. Personally i wouldnt wait for bds. You are not going to gain from 8 cores and gaming. If you need to run 30 tabs on firefox... A 1100t will eat it up.
very true and funny response.
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ROFL!!! Something is wrong with your computer...


There is nothing wrong with Phenom II. Personally I wouldnt wait for BDs. You are not going to gain from 8 cores and gaming. If you need to run 30 tabs on firefox... a 1100T will eat it up.
yea i was gonna say... pretty sure my 1100T handles that just fine
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On the contrary , it may have an effect. The architecture has been re engineered. Sandybridge has gains in gsming. Your generic statement holds nothing untl it is released. I also said Sandy is a good choice so I am trying to decipher your point.

You are sorely misinformed. Show me a game that uses 8 cores, please. As I said, most games use only 2 cores. I can have a 30000 core cpu but it's still only going to use 2 cores. SB has 4 real cores, and 4 more virtual "cores" with HT. Whether those 4 extra cores are real or virtual makes no difference as they ARE NOT USED IN GAMING. In addition, you are also misinformed about resource sharing. 2 cores share resources to from a "module". However, the single core performance actually decreases due to the sharing of resources, this is not more efficient as you claim.
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very true and funny response.
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Originally Posted by Lindyrig;13857224 
ROFL!!! Something is wrong with your computer...


There is nothing wrong with Phenom II. Personally I wouldnt wait for BDs. You are not going to gain from 8 cores and gaming. If you need to run 30 tabs on firefox... a 1100T will eat it up.

You disagree with my point but then agree with somone who says exactly the same thing? Get your story straight man.
Edited by Iceman23 - 6/13/11 at 1:38pm
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