A good friend is looking to buy a computer and you're giving him horrible advice pushing him to bulldozer.
There is NO reason to even consider BD these days, NONE whatsoever. A 2500K rig is cheaper, faster, overclocks higher and eats a lot less power. It's also a step less then BD in multithreaded apps and kills it in gaming so again way to persuade your friend to waste his money just because you can't accept sandy bridge is better in every single way.
There is nothing wrong with Bulldozer depending on what you want to do with it. If your after gaming the i5 will be about the same performance but a little cheaper. However the AMD will beat the i5 if your going to be GPU bottle necked. If your more so into the productivity the BD actually does shine here if your capable of loading the cores.
Enough with the fan boy crap. Your better off going into your Intel forums and saying they should stop developing CPUs because the i5 is going to last you till you die. Because thats going to fly just as well as the crap that keeps spewing out of your posts.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with bulldozer. It may not game to what you wanted or misled yourself to believe but it performs its tasks fantastically. Not to mention the frame rate differences are beyond anything noticeable anyhow... why not take the route then that offers better productivity without even dropping below playable frame rates. End of story.
Also, its not 8 "Real Cores" Please learn before making statements you cannot back up. Its 4 Modules with 8 physical Threads in essence. A hardware version of HTT.
Edited by ORL - 10/17/11 at 6:32pm