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It's really hard to give my opinion on this, it would be nice if some BD benchmarks were out..

I'd say go with 2500k if you want something that will perform great right now. Bulldozer is still a ways away, and who even knows if they'll be buggy or if they'll even be "worth the wait". This is completely subjective, and really depends on if AMD can knock the competition around a bit.

But yes, go with 2500k for now, is my opinion. If you love AMD products, try to keep your patience while waiting. (:
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As I said before. 2500k now and ivy bridge 4500k in 7 months
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Originally Posted by ecnelitsep View Post
As I said before. 2500k now and ivy bridge 4500k in 7 months
ok, but who can keep up with it.. i mean, u have one system this year, next year different...
its just too much money...
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ok, but who can keep up with it.. i mean, u have one system this year, next year different...
its just too much money...
I get an upgrade every year, its not that much if you save a few bucks every now and then in a jar or something. I have a lock box where I put $20 bucks in every week or so and before I know it I have enough when the upgrade I'm looking for is released.

If you can save money by sticking to one platform then do it. I'll probably reuse my current motherboard when ivy comes out.

To OP, if you get a 2500k now, you can upgrade to ivy down the road. I'd say go for it.
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You can either keep waiting because there is always something faster around the corner, or you can get something that will fulfill your computing needs now. Only you can answer whether it's worth waiting based on how much you can afford and how unbearable your current build is.

I was waiting for Bulldozer for as long as it has been in the works. Well, I have photographic work that I absolutely have to get done by the end of this month and I wasn't going to do it on my old Athlon XP. I've tried to support AMD in the past, but even though I was willing to wait before parting with a good amount of money to build a high-spec machine, the delays for Bulldozer became increasingly comical. All the hype and fake Bulldozer benchmarks weren't worth my lost productivity. I know the i5-2500K won't be the second-fastest mainstream socket CPU and best value-for-the-money CPU forever. Oh well, I'll deal with that whenever we reach the day that this build becomes unbearably slow for what I do.
    
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ok, but who can keep up with it.. i mean, u have one system this year, next year different...
its just too much money...
200 dollars is a lot of money? Yeah maybe if your 15
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post #47 of 52
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I just bought a 2600k and not looking back. Just get the 2500k, bulldozer is not going to be very impressive in comparison, at most it might be able to match sb in some programs.
That's laughable.

As long as Bulldozer's IPC is equal to or better than that of Phenom II, or even slightly worse, it will defeat Sandy Bridge in multithreaded programs. Why? Because a Phenom II X4 at 3.2 GHz scores 13000 in Cinebench R10. A Phenom II X6 at 3.2 GHz scores 18500 in Cinebench R10. Therefore, a Phenom II X8 at 3.2 GHz would most likely score between 23000 and 24000. For comparison, a Core i7 2600k at 3.4 GHz scores around 22500.

And right now it's safe to say worst case scenario for BD is IPC equal to Nehalem/Westmere (this is based on the design of the integer cores and the new AVX and FMA4 instruction sets). Best case is that it slightly edges out SB.


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200 dollars is a lot of money? Yeah maybe if your 15
200 dollars is a lot of money for a lot of people. Not everyone has as much money as you.
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I have a feeling that BD will have the upper hand in heavily multithreaded apps compared even to the 2600k since BD's second four cores aren't crippled like Intel's HyperThreaded cores; they actually duplicate parts of the entire processor, rather than just giving a second execution engine that still has to share resources with the "real" core.

However, Intel seems to have the upper hand in single-threaded performance at the moment. My vote, if the computer's primary purpose is gaming, is to go with the 2500k until games are written to use larger amounts of cores.
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youll be happy either way. BUT you can have the 2500k tomorrow. Intel FTW
 
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I heard that the FX-8150 is going to be about $300, but is it worth waiting for it and spending the extra money? I would be using it with a HD 6950? Also how much would the motherboards cost, as the motherboards I was looking at getting for an i5 are at about £120.
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