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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 #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Chances are this current senarios will just repeat itself again. If and when piledriver comes out, SB-E will no doubt beat it as will Ivy bridge. Then when the second gen BD comes out IB-E will stomp all over it.

Lets face it, the future isn't looking too good for AMD.
Unfortunately I agree. We really need some good competition from AMD so Intel doesn't win the whole market. I hope they can pull something out in the next couple years or they could have some serious problems. I think they are going to need some price cuts on BD to make it competitive.
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post #22 of 31
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As Much as I do love the performance of my AMD chips he more then likely right. If had the cash again, I would most likely go Intel today.
AMD being cheaper was the reason I got my 3500+ back in 2005. But this time around Intel with their 2500k was priced decently and blew away the 1100T in benchmarks. Really glad I went with SB. Hopefully IB will be in the same price bracket as SB.

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Originally Posted by imh073p View Post
Unfortunately I agree. We really need some good competition from AMD so Intel doesn't win the whole market. I hope they can pull something out in the next couple years or they could have some serious problems. I think they are going to need some price cuts on BD to make it competitive.
I agree with that too. Would be nice to see other companies compete in the CPU market. I'm sure ARM could give Intel and AMD good competition.
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post #23 of 31
Why would u buy something from AMD when they betray u ? atleast shoud be same in gaming as 2500k (non OC) let AMD sink into deep dark waters and don't buy from them anything anymore
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post #24 of 31
I'll likely upgrade to a Bulldozer CPU sometime in the future but not because I want to too but because it'll be the only upgrade option for my current AM3+ box.

I knew the benchmarks wouldn't be good for this generation of CPU. This is why AMD never leaked them. But maybe the most disappointing aspect for these CPUs are their power consumption.
post #25 of 31
I'm keeping my 1090T, 6-cores keep me plenty happy. I'll wait till AMD's next line of processors, unless AMD comes out with a revision of BD worth getting.
Edited by famous1994 - 10/12/11 at 6:41pm
 
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post #26 of 31
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I'm keeping my 1090T 6-cores keep me plenty happy. I'll wait till AMD's next line of processors, unless AMD comes out with a revision of BD worth getting.
Same here maybe piledriver based vishera will be the savior
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post #27 of 31
How is this gonna make a difference though. Explain that to me.

FX8150 at the moment terribly sucks. It barely outperforms its "own" X6 1100.

And this second cpu FX8170 is supposed to be all of a sudden so much better, cmon?
post #28 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.
After reading through many reviews I've decided Im just going to forget about AMD till they ditch AM3+ socket and embrace PCIE 3.0.

Infact one of the reasons I think they didn't put PCIE 3.0 on 990FX MBs is that they knew BD/PD would bottleneck PCIE 2.1 cards and so it would be a disaster on their upcoming PCIE 3.0 cards.

AMD are living in the past.
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post #29 of 31
Where is the "I'm happy with my Intel Chip" ?

Seriously I would just switch to intel, instead of playing the waiting game.
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post #30 of 31
why would anyone want to spend more then Sandybridge but get 30% less performace then even phenom II which is slower then SB?

and i love you amd guys always waiting for the next chip.... and it turns out to be a flop, happens everytime :-)
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