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Ok, so I was going to go with a bulldozer build, until my cousin, who is really good with computers told me to go with Intel and not AMD because he says that AMD are having driver and hardware issues. What should I do?
    
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post #2 of 17
Maybe their GPU drivers suck, but that's about it.
TBH. BD is right around the corner. I would wait until the results with that.
If it's a flop, SB is the way to go.
post #3 of 17
Wait till bulldozer is out, and we will be able to see some nice benchmarks.

I tend to like intel by history though.
Edited by invena - 8/14/11 at 5:55am
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post #4 of 17
Bulldozer will be expensive first 3month of release, and you will not gain any performance compared to Intel i5 2500, thou 2500k is a bit pricier, but worth even if you slightly OC say to 4,5Ghz. You can find new 2500k for 170$ and any mobo on P67 will handle that OC ( just dont get H67 for OC)
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post #5 of 17
people are giving to much credit to bulldozer, you have to wait tell its released and debate to yourself whether you think a BD is worth more your money or SB.

You never know, BD could end up being a flop.
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post #6 of 17
AMD graphics cards have more driver issues than Nvidia ones, but the CPUs are just fine.
If you're waiting for Bulldozer, then see how the benchies are, and decide then.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
people are giving to much credit to bulldozer, you have to wait tell its released and debate to yourself whether you think a BD is worth more your money or SB.

You never know, BD could end up being a flop.
You never know, BD could end up being awesome. It could have basically the same performance as a i5 2500k and better in multi core. Until the final CPUs ship, everyone is just guessing.

OP, wait another month or so and you will be an informed customer.

Side note: I had more problems with Nvidia drivers than ATI drivers, which is why I made the switch back in the day from my GTS 250. It's not cut and dry like the Nvidia loud mouths (fanboys) like to claim it is.
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post #8 of 17
There's nothing wrong with their CPUs other than they are generally slower clock for clock than Intel's offerings.

Wait out the release of BD to decide.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by BALAST View Post
You can find new 2500k for 170$
Link?
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Quote:
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Link?
Microcenter

Sometimes you can find them even cheaper here, A while back they where running a promotion for a motherboard and the i5 for like 259, and the mobo was pretty great.
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