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Poll Results: SB vs BD

 
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    Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)
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    Bulldozer (FX-8150)
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After the benchmarks from yesterday, a lot of people were becoming unsure which one to get. I am one of them and I became even more unsure after looking at this. Pioneerisloud brought up some good points and now I was wondering if the single option I should do is wait or jump on one now. Advice?

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My thoughts are that there is some tweaking to be done. And for a good example my 1090t has had for my mb 6 bios updates to help improve the performance and and stability of the chip. From the benchmarks that have been released Bulldozer beats the 2600k in some cases << mind you not many. But also the 1100T beats the 8 core bulldozer in others. With the delays of Bulldozer I'm a bit surprised that the chip is not performing better. Seems at this point some MB are utilizing the Bulldozer chip better than other. So with some bios update I think we will see better performance out of it.

I thinks it's gonna be a great chip once they iron out the wrinkles. Just my thoughts at this point.
Edited by Cape Cod - 10/13/11 at 4:31am
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Like a magic 8 ball would say in this case:

Cannot predict now, wait further or go Sandy Bridge now.
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pioneerislord is correct, it may be a simple fix to turn it into a beast. maybe dropping it down to four cores yields better performance than sandybridge(maybe). its not a bad idea to at least wait and see what other enthusiasts using the chip amount to. i am actually sitting in this boat for my brothers rig ATM, id like to see the BD smash on some benchmarks, but im not holding my breath. if it isnt what it was meant to be i wouldnt sweat it, specially if you havnt bought one yet. theres no shame in cutting and running either, the sandy bridge platform is outstanding, and with a few carefully placed purchases you can guarantee you at least 2-3 upgrades after you build one(Ivy with pcie3.0 and amd 7*** or nvidia 6** series on their way) making it pretty future resistant. im pretty sure that the piledriver is going to be on the am4+ socket, so compatibility may be an issue.

just wait a little longer, at least until BF3 and Skyrim get benched(not sure if your planning on gaming but it would be worth waiting to see what they do) and if the BD dosnt perform like it should turn to sandy.

another point that hasnt really been hit is that the community as a whole has much better support on the sandy platform than the bulldozer platform, making issues a much easier fix, just another thing to consider.

either way, you can buy a sandybridge now and not be disapointed(at least not for a reasonable amount of time) or wait/risk the purchase of a bulldozer. if bulldozer had smashed all the benchmarks and left sandy in the dust i dont think i wouldve switched platforms at least until Ivy bridge was benched, because thats what my rig was bought for.
    
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I'm getting both. Lets keep it moving people, we are overclockers...that's what we do. If they say it's garbage>we make it into light waste. If they say it's good> we make it a beast. Now...where can i order one of these 8150s?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE;15289913 
I'm getting both. Lets keep it moving people, we are overclockers...that's what we do. If they say it's garbage>we make it into light waste. If they say it's good> we make it a beast. Now...where can i order one of these 8150s?

tigerdirect, newegg, microcenter, ncix, etc etc etc.
    
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Originally Posted by microfister;15289887 
im pretty sure that the piledriver is going to be on the am4+ socket, so compatibility may be an issue.

Amd has already stated that the AM3+ boards will be good for the next 3 chips that come out. Reason for this in the article I read yesterday is they don't want people to have to buy a new board for the newer chips and have people turned off and not buy the new ones when they come out in 2012,2013 and 2014.
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Microcenter doesnt have yet...I'll go there
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