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Bulldozer or 2nd Gen Bulldozer

Poll Results: What are your thoughts on Bulldozer

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (21)
    I'm getting it when it comes put.
  • 27% of voters (28)
    I'm waiting for something better
  • 16% of voters (17)
    I'm happy with my current AMD cpu
  • 35% of voters (36)
    I'm going with intel after Phenom II
102 Total Votes  
post #1 of 31
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Right now I'm debating on whether to get the FX-8170 when it comes out or wait for the 2nd or even the 3rd generation Bulldozer.

I guess if I wait for the 2nd gen, I'd definitely have to upgrade my mobo and that mean adding maybe $200 to the CPU cost(assuming it's the same as the current bulldozer, $300+) and maybe my current 1090T would be obsolete for new programs, GPUs, and/or games

on the other hand, I can upgrade now to the current Bulldozer, but it might not be compatible to my mobo(I know that there is confusion over AM3 and AM3+ compatibility with asus) and there might be shortcomings that might not make it a good CPU

There is alway the third option of going with Intel, I do have an unfinished rig, it's about 3/4 complete

I'm not sure on what to do, so what are you guys thinking(those that are interested in Bulldozer, or not)

I just want to know what everyone's opinions are.
Edited by InterestedThirdParty - 10/11/11 at 5:22pm
   
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post #2 of 31
why dont you wait and see at midnight tonight before you make a judgement ...
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post #3 of 31
Too soon to tell...

but if benches and reviews dont' match up i guess i will go to intel

I'm hoping its good tho because i wouldn't mind 8 cores lol but speed > cores.
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post #4 of 31
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why dont you wait and see at midnight tonight before you make a judgement ...
I think that's an unconfirmed rumor, unless you have some sort or confirmation
   
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post #5 of 31
You forgot: "Waiting for real benchmark/OC results to make an informed decision."
 
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post #6 of 31
just gonna wait it out. maybe it be like the phenoms when it first came out and not so great until the phenom ii came out.
post #7 of 31
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You forgot: "Waiting for real benchmark/OC results to make an informed decision."
that means i'll have to wait for the 2nd gen Bulldozer to be released then make an informed decision.
   
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post #8 of 31
None of us have a crystal ball...

I personally feel i'll probably have to wait until the second gen of bulldozer however as i'm looking to get a phenom II x4 now as that's all I can afford and it'll be good for now.(feel free to offer anyone)

By the time the 2nd gen of bulldozer is out more games will take advantage of the cores and all issues would be slightly nullified not to mention I'll probably have the money by then.
Edited by Ryleh - 10/11/11 at 5:48pm
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
that means i'll have to wait for the 2nd gen Bulldozer to be released then make an informed decision.
I'm still looking forward to results and reviews from known reviewers on this new gen one...idk about everybody else but I haven't given up hope yet....
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
that means i'll have to wait for the 2nd gen Bulldozer to be released then make an informed decision.
By the time 2nd gen comes out i think Haswell will be out already. with all these delays

they should just be like intel release and recall!! haha
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