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Poll Results: Getting BD?

 
  • 17% (57)
    Yes.
  • 50% (162)
    No.
  • 31% (99)
    Waited for BD, switching to 2500/600k (or other intel)
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post #91 of 116
bd rocks some of the benches and fell just short on the rest. Getting when i got extra moneyz.
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post #92 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by theamdman View Post
bd rocks some of the benches and fell just short on the rest. Getting when i got extra moneyz.
Your current CPU is better but sure :/
post #93 of 116
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and I bet a pentium 4 would match it at 32GHz

I don't see why raising the clock speed is relevant. What if you OC the 980x? The point is if you don't run cinnebench all day, you're better off saving your money and just getting a 2500k... it runs everything better and OCs just as well. Buy a $110 8+2 phase board and OC it to 4.7GHz on a $40 air cooler.

And since most people bring up TDP, let's mention that too. the 2500k is a 95w chip... win/win/win situation.
what $110 intel board has 8+2 phase?
 
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post #94 of 116
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
what $110 intel board has 8+2 phase?
No Intel board needs 8+2 phase when it uses half of the wattage an FX chip uses.
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post #95 of 116
I'm no Intel fan boy that's for sure but even I would recommend a i5 2500k right now if you want the best bang for buck. That seems crazy to say but if you already have a 990fx board and have to upgrade then and only then would I consider bulldozer. I'm just going by benchmarks right now. Supposedly there will be "bios" updates and "windows updates" that "might" improve bulldozer performance...that seems a bit iffy to me. But we'll see. Might want to wait for Zimbabwe or SledgeDriver which will offer improvements on the existing architecture.
    
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post #96 of 116
A sandy bridge dual core would be sufficient for my gaming needs.
post #97 of 116
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Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
No Intel board needs 8+2 phase when it uses half of the wattage an FX chip uses.
Wrong. Sandy Bridge needs 8 phase boards to get over around 4.5GHz or so. The Biostar TP67XE is 10 phase, and its the lowest phase count board that does well (still one of the record holders too).
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post #98 of 116
I think I will unless I can get my hands on a thuban because I will be doing 3d modeling as well as gaming on this machine, so extra cores are ok with me.
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post #99 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
No Intel board needs 8+2 phase when it uses half of the wattage an FX chip uses.
phases have nothing to do with wattage....
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post #100 of 116
I might be picking it up, but that is in a couple of months or so.
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