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post #101 of 128
Heh, I made the switch a long time ago when the second generation Core 2 Duos came out. Ever since then, it's been Intel all the way for me.

E7200 -> Q6700 -> Q9550 -> Core i5-2500K

Before that, I had so many AMD CPUs.
K6-2 350Mhz -> AthlonXP 2400+ -> Athlon64 3200+ -> A64 X2 4200+ -> Opteron 146, 148 -> Opteron 165.

I still have the 148 lol

My parents still run an Athlon II X3 435
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post #102 of 128
I made the switch back in July and never looked back. Went from a 955BE @ 3.8Ghz to a 2600K @ 4.4Ghz and the difference was supreme. Sure Intel costs a little more but you get what you pay for.
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post #103 of 128
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Actually, if you have waited all year on BD, you get to cash in on the great deals that are to be had on i5s and i7s now. Prices are down a bit.

Myself, I am getting a 990FX motherboard (hopefully it arrives in a week) and will wait for BD to mature. I want the FX 8170 that runs 3.9 GHz at stock. By then any software fixes should already be out and the performance should slowly creep up.

I am not very worried about single threaded performance. Why buy an 8 core CPU for single threaded apps? I don't just sit around and game on old games all day on my computer. I actually do things like computations, rendering, encoding and the like. I also don't waste my day running benchmarks that have no real world purpose other than bragging rights.

BD is outperforming/equal to Phenom IIs in most aspects right now. Once it matures it will actually become a viable upgrade for me. I am not gonna cry if it runs some games at 5 FPS lower, big whoop.

It's all how you look at it, if you expect new technology to release without issues then you haven't been using new technology for very long. Bleeding edge has lots of issues at the beginning. If in 3 months time BD still is very underwhelming then you can go ahead and call it a flop.

Although sales numbers will probably disagree, there is already a dozen reviews for 2 of the FX CPUs on Newegg and the FX 8150 is very hard to find in stock right now. People are buying them and most of the people are liking them.
well said
It's like "oh Bulldozer's a fail, I'm gonna sell my AMD Phenom II now." Like your Phenom-Athlon etc automatically became a failure cause of that.
post #104 of 128
I made my final decision on October 12th. Was holding off on upgrading waiting to hear the reviews come in. Well they did, loud and clear. I have both an Intel 2600k/Nvidia 580 rig and an AMD 1090t/AMD 6970 rig. So the Intel rig will now get a 2nd 580 and the AMD rig will be dismantled. The AMD was good at 4.2GHz but I am running the 2600k at 4.8GHz. on air! I can take it to 5GHz. but no real reason to.

I still think the Phenom chips are very good and the APU's are awesome! I have two laptops with APU's that I prefer over my $1,800 ASUS Intel i7-920 laptop. But that's a whole different market.

So looks like I will have a firesale on my 1090t and 6970 shortly. It's time to move on
post #105 of 128
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Originally Posted by Armand Hammer View Post
Cause lots of people were going to "upgrade" to the FX series, many people put off upgrading all year waiting for BD. But seeing how hard BD fails, the only logical course of action if one wants an upgrade is to go with Intel, unless said person is a hapless fanboy.
Oh. I see.
Well, I guess I'm in the minority that only upgrades when my current hardware is no longer effecient/sufficient in doing what I ask it to. Any modern processor is going to run programs faster than the imagination, for many years to come. To upgrade, only to "have the best" is something I quit doing years ago, (the e-peen only lasts until the next big upgrade is released).
Now, what I've seen in these forums is alot of anger, (and word-eatting), because for over a year, the fanboys you speak of were saying, "Oh...You just wait and see.... bulldozer will be out soon and I'll kick your sorry Intel arse!!!"
Well, that didn't happen. Sorry.
I'm not a "fanboy" in that, I'm not brand loyal. I get the best I can for what I have to spend. I'm certainly not going to get rid of what I have because it's not quite as fast as something else out there, (playing that game won't get you far, as you'll spend more time swapping out hardware than enjoying it)
I'll probably stay where I'm at until procs hit 12 cores and 6.0+Ghz.
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post #106 of 128
Just got my Intel gear and put it together yesterday.

Sold my PhenomII the day after FX reviews came out.

Couldn't be happier. Should have done it some time ago.
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post #107 of 128
I made the switch to AMD recently cuz I got a free 1090T. Selling it would've made more sense, but I don't have heat or ebay feedback. The mobo only cost $100 so I won't lose too much if I hop back to Intel later.
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i definitely am..liquidating all things amd..i've given them my money/recommendations over the past two years..and they tried to push the pile of dewdew called bulldozer upon the public..therefore..they do NOT get any more money from me..it would be more economical for me to go get an 1100t and drop it in my board..but you know what? I WOULDN'T have spent $200 on this board if i thought bd would be that bad..so..they're done for me..not the same company i've been rooting for since 1998..something's changed..and not for the better
 
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post #109 of 128
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well said
It's like "oh Bulldozer's a fail, I'm gonna sell my AMD Phenom II now." Like your Phenom-Athlon etc automatically became a failure cause of that.
show me 1 instance..that is credible..where bulldozer outperforms phenom2..and,i AM selling my phenom2
 
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I already have a 2600K setup so I'm going to keep my board and hope PD brings the much needed improvement. If I can get my hands on a cheap BD chip then I might just do that.
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