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post #601 of 2308
Just skimmed through about 12 reviews here ...

- low idle power consumption; but quite high load power comsumption
- fares not as well in games; and for me this is what I care about most - (dont need a fast processor to watch movies, browse forums etc) ...
- low temps (which is nice)

I didnt read all the reviews in depth but did they talk much about bios/drivers etc and how updated ones will impact the numbers?
I did notice one review comparing 1333 speed ram to 1866 and there was no difference in performance.

alas' while I would really like to go AMD this time around ... saving more trees (power comsumption), faster performance in games (what my cpu will be used for at load) it doesnt look like the fx-bulldozer will be my cup of tea.

Even if we saw a 10% improvement in #'s from this or that would I still want it instead of a 2600k for games? ... doesnt look like it.
    
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Can't wait for Ivy on Z77.

Hope the lack of competition doesn't hurt Intel's performance too much.
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I don't see it on newegg or trigerdirect.
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I don't see it on newegg or trigerdirect.
Reflex99 bought one earlier, I dunno.
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I should of bought SB in the beginning of the year... damn AMD.. You lost a big customer.... intel here I come
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I'm glad that I went with Intel back in Febuary, my Q9550 from '07 even manages to beat this FX 8150 in most games. It has better IPC after all...
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Well, I'm glad I didn't fork out on that 990 motherboard the other day....
Look's like I'm keeping my 955 for the foreseeable future, which is fine by me.
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Not trying to gloat or start a war. I am just so glad that I jumped on SB when it came out! I kept feeling a couple months afterwards that I had made a mistake not waiting for BD. My fears were confirmed with the early leaks on the chips.

Guess sometimes you get lucky!
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well looking at the benchs im very glad i didnt wait for BD money well spent on my 2600k
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I should of bought SB in the beginning of the year... damn AMD.. You lost a big customer.... intel here I come
I just finished making my SB order a few mins ago.
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