Originally Posted by BloodyRory
I guess, well you'll never know until it actually releases. Yesterday though there was a thread on here and livestream with a guy who managed to buy a bulldozer chip from a Ukrainian store or something weird like that, and it was doing worse than the phenom chips someone in the comments said. But, that really doesn't even count until it's actually released though.
rory, i doubt you'll see anything from BD, performance wise, to lure you away from the 2500k you already own.
it seems like BD performance remains mostly a concern for: those who haven't upgraded yet, and those who want competition to drive down prices and spur innovation.
i'm hoping that, after software optimizations, that BD will be a fair price/performance option that is slightly under the 2500k. that seems a reasonable expectation to me. we'll see how it does in the next few days.
*edit* of course, my concern is for gaming. i really can't speak to heavily threaded activities or how it will perform there, but i wouldn't be surprised if the 8 core could edge out the 2500k. could be good for folders. we'll see.