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title. heres my build:
CPUAMD FX-8150
GPUMSI R6950 Twin Frozr III OC 2GB
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MousepadSteelseries QcK

i heard amd bulldozer performance isnt that great, and sometimes loses from a 1100t, ive read some benches too. i've also heard that the asus and gigabyte mobo's are holding the cpu down and the asrock and msi boards give overall better performance.

or should i just drop the whole bulldozer thing and get a 1100t or an i5 2500k for 160 and 180 euros respectively? what mobo do you suggest for a i5 for les than 160 euros/200 dollars?
post #2 of 15
My vote is for the 2500K, its a great CPU and offers lots of power.
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post #3 of 15
I wouldn't take real advice from anyone who hasn't actually used Bulldozer.

You'll have loads of fun overclocking Bulldozer. I know I will.
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yeah but bulldozer overclocked draws 300w! and i might crossfire later.

also, the 2500k is much cheaper. the bulldozer seems like the phenom I
post #5 of 15
It would seem that you have already answered your own question,
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If the Asus and Gigabyte boards aren't doing as well, why get one?
I myself may grab an 8150, depending on finances. It may not be an Intel killer, but it's compatible with my board which saves me some money.
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what motherboard would you recommend for the i5 2500k? i think im going for intel now
post #9 of 15
Most initial eviews used Asus and Gigabyte boards where performance was lower due to board issues. In addition, several software bugs requiring patches were not fixed before the results for these reviews were recorded - these bugs held back performance.

The fixes may have been applied for the hardware secrets review. No way an AMD CPU should outperform a 2500k in StarCraft II...

I would wait a little bit longer before choosing between the two platforms. That's just me though.
Edited by xd_1771 - 10/16/11 at 8:32am
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Originally Posted by Arthedes;15328783 
just read this review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/AMD-FX-8150-vs-Core-i5-2500K-and-Core-i7-2600K-CPU-Review/1402/1

now 8150 comes out on top. i'm so confused

That review calls the the 8150, "in one word, 'disapontment" .... not sure how the 8150 is coming out on top there. It gives the 8150 the edge in OC'ing but what's the point of OC'ing a chip to 5ghz if it's still slower than the 2500k?
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