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Hmmm that's a good price for a 8 core processor, idk what to do whether to wait for this or just build a sandy bridge but i guess ill wait
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Are you suggesting an i3-540 is better than a Phenom II X4?
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Exactly. That Phenom even beats the i3 in (shocker) gaming.

EDIT: If you were suggesting the opposite, then that's just ignorant -.-
I just mean that price doesn't suggest anything in terms of performance. There are games that the Phenom II quads perform better in (simply due to more cores), and then there games that the i3 perform better in (due to architecture).

I'm an AMD fanboy btw. Please don't hurt me.
 
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I think it's fairly obvious that it will do worse than a 2500k/2600k in games, but better them in multithreaded scenarios. Ultimately what matters is how large or small the gaps are (for both games and other stuff).
Depends on what game you are playing. I wouldn't be surprised to see some very nice performance in highly threaded games like Battlefield.

I wouldn't try to make things so black and white. Just like different graphics cards perform differently in different games, so will CPUs.
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Both the 940BE and the i7 920 were about $300USD at launch... however obviously the 920 outperformed the 940BE and the price quickly fell for the BE after. So I guess this probably indicates nothing about performance.
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Did it take them 8 Bulldozer cores just to keep up with Sandy Bridge or something?
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Did it take them 8 Bulldozer cores just to keep up with Sandy Bridge or something?
This has been covered several times. This is a different route to achieving performance, and AMD has always been "core happy" while Intel has always tried to push core performance.
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Did it take them 8 Bulldozer cores just to keep up with Sandy Bridge or something?
Comparing AMD cores and intel cores is irrelevant. The architectures are too different.

Judging by pricetag makes more sense now, because intel is getting aggressive in the price segment just like AMD is, making comparison relevant.
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BD wont keep up with i5 2500k i7 2600k at performance x price. the gap is to big and idc for so many cores because the wont be approached for many things besides amd clock per clock vs Intel is always slower, all i want is a solid gaming chip but then again I´ll have to wait on official benchmarks to say i said so, and competition is always good for us. I hope there's price drops .
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So...how fast are they?
     
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So...how fast are they?
I'm going to take a guess but very good in rendering and video editing and not so good in gaming.
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