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Should I wait for BD?

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I post this in the AMD section hoping that someone can talk me into waiting. Ever since I heard about BD I've been waiting, and even thought of a name for my next build. Anywho, the server news seemed dismal with what? a 2% increase in performance after the core factor? That and AMD has remained hush hush over their desktop counter part. I really don't want to wait and be disappointed. So, this I ask you: should I stay or should I go now?

(Alt would be a 2500k rig)

Thanks!

EDIT: I made it till today and today marks the day that there is no longer time for anything to ship and make it to me before I go back to college and I'm not 100% on my college address so... waiting. : )

Thanks all!
Edited by BlackVenom - 8/15/11 at 2:20pm
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Why don't you ask yourself?, Can you wait for bulldozer? Do you must have a amd brand processor?

If you can wait and you want an amd processor, Then wait.
But if you can't wait and you don't care if it is intel or amd, Go for a i5 2500K

I am waiting, But if the hardware reviews are bad, I will go for a 2500K, Maybe you should do the same?
Edited by AMDrocks - 8/14/11 at 12:26am
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I would wait just for the sake of competition. Your rig is good enough until BD, and who knows, maybe it will give Sandy Bridge a run for it's money. Make your decision then
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IMO no. If anything bd will be competetive with sandy bridge, but not surpass it.

Just go with a 2500k now, you won't be sorry. Also leaves you room to upgrade to ivy bridge if you choose. You won't need to, but they use the same socket so the option is there.
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I have asked myself... and have been. Lol. I can't see BD being even as good as Sandy.. and I would go with AMD in a heartbeat if it were. I'm not a fanboy of either, I just wish AMD would open up and tell us what's what.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grief View Post
IMO no. If anything bd will be competetive with sandy bridge, but not surpass it.

Just go with a 2500k now, you won't be sorry. Also leaves you room to upgrade to ivy bridge if you choose. You won't need to, but they use the same socket so the option is there.
With this logic I say wait. I do not expect BD to beat Sandy Bridge. History shows that it shouldnt, with Intel vs AMD. But if BD can compete with Sb that would be awesome.

And if its not right around SB strengths, I myself will be sporting a 2500K.
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Without any info from AMD, it's an unanswerable question. But that lack of info speaks volumes for many, especially when Intel are so frank about future expected performance.
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The only thing keeping me now is a possible price drop for the 2500k. Hmm

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With this logic I say wait. I do not expect BD to beat Sandy Bridge. History shows that it shouldnt, with Intel vs AMD. But if BD can compete with Sb that would be awesome.

And if its not right around SB strengths, I myself will be sporting a 2500K.
I can has your L3 in the mean time?
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Wait unless you really need a new system RIGHT now.
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