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Originally Posted by Draggin View Post
anyway, you seem set on amd.

Might as well....
I have a 945 c2 that clocks up to 4.4 ghz on water...
I am selling it for 100 shipped.
Probably like 110 out of the US.

Cheaper than 955 and they are essentially the same..
A C2 at 4.4Ghz? Screenshots please
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post #62 of 95
I agree with IXcrispyXI, the 990fx chipset paired with a placebo processor until Bulldozer comes out would not be a bad deal or even a waste of money. We can assume that BD will be reasonably competitive with the Sand Bridge alternatives. How competitive cannot be determined, but it will not be a waste of money. Stay the course and follow your inner fanboy if you want an amd Rig, otherwise, the intel rig will more than suffice.
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post #63 of 95
Cleaned, keep it on topic guys.
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post #64 of 95
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A C2 at 4.4Ghz? Screenshots please

i'd like to see too
post #65 of 95
I don't know, Intel is doing really well and has superior products in most price ranges now. The only thing you'd really "save" on by going AMD is with the Motherboards. Any modern CPU should do well with gaming for now, and if you do upgrade to the new Bulldozer, keep in mind that the Ivy Bridge will be backwards compatible with the Sandy Bridge motherboards as well. So, that upgrade-ability isn't exclusive to AMD.

Maybe AMD will do better than Intel once programs really utilize all the cores efficiently. Until then, performance-per-core is better than cores-per-cpu.

Almost forgot, if you're looking for overclock performance than AMD is surely worth your time. However the above is true if you're not looking to overclock a lot.
For example, the i3 2100 will outperform many AMD chips in the pricerange, but it can't be overclocked. Most AMD chips can.
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post #66 of 95
If you're on a 100$ cpu budget, no. Else, yes, go Intel and take a drive on Sandy Bridge.

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No one here knows how well it performs (except the people under NDA).
And we will find them....
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post #67 of 95
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i'd like to see too
On water.
I have basically sold everything off as you can view my for sale threads.
Impossible to show proof.

Anyway, it does reach 4.4 with my chiller.
Without the chiller hell no, max 4.1-4.2 depending on my ambient, I live in florida. Today is was 104f, hah

All I have right now is a laptop and my 980 at my office.
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post #68 of 95
It's really up to you. I go for what gives me a good performance for the price.

I love AMD and was going to stick with it, however when I saw the OB P8P67P pro for $85 and i5 2500k $180 at MC I just bought them. I mean when BD comes out, I don't think I can get something for the same price that performs faster than i5 2500k. Unless TigerDirect does what they did with the 1055T it came out and sold it for like $110 after Cash Back and Rebate and jumped on it.
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I wouldn't go that far and say that it can "easily" double the performance of a 955. It'd have to be at 4.5GHz at least with the 955 at stock clocks to manage double performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=288

I agree the 2500k is a great processor, but I'm holding out for Bulldozer. Should it fail, Intel here I come.
You wouldn't, because you've never had both.

You've never had a i5 that would do 5GHz 24/7 and bench at 5.3GHz.

Even at stock its about 30-40% faster than a 955.

The 955 has a whole 800MHz~ of OC headroom, while the i5-2500k has ~1600MHz of OC headroom.

There are cases where the 955 will provide a worse price vs performance ratio, if you can get a MC deal that is one of those times. Which is pretty significant when you consider how often price vs performance at higher ends of performance doesn't scale so proportionally.

We don't know how well bulldozer or ivy will do. What we do know is what the i5-2500k can do. I don't see any reason to spend money on a $110 processor just to buy another in a few months with no indication of performance levels as it applies to gaming.

If you have some heavy rendering needs, waiting for bulldozer makes sense. If you're just a gamer, there is no reason to wait because the i5-2500k has a great price and will continue to perform optimally in gaming for at least another generation of CF/SLI cards (6xx/7xxx).
    
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I'll probably end up buying which ever one I can get at the best price when placing the orders! Sometimes you luck out and get a nice bundle deal, then any platform becomes cheap. I'm not really sure why you get those bundles sometimes, mabye people over stock but it can save quite a bit of money.

I really don't care that much what platform is inside the machine, I've used both in the past, I was just considering all the options before I actually buy anything. I'll start ordering the non specific parts and see how the new chips stack up with each other when they BD chips launch! Maybe they'll even have bundle deals, ha ha!

Thanks again for all the responses guys!
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