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that was almost funny !


now, how about making an actually useful post next time ? ie, like one with numbers, graphs, benchmarks and whatnot ?
Go away troll. Bulldozers have been proven in benchmarks to be lame compared to 2500k/2600k.
    
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post #102 of 135
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sure we cant. but, we can remember that there has been multiple cases of the same nature in the past (even with intel's 2 different generations), and we can state that as it is - that new technology improves greatly with support.

that means if the op has the means to wait, s/he should. if not, s/he should base decisions on current picture only for his/her immediate needs.
by and large i'm with you on that, except i don't think one *should* wait. if they want to wait, that's up to them.

if new GPUs are coming out next month, then yeah, i'd recommend that one should wait to see how it all shakes out.

i kind of feel like Zambezi passed the "should wait" threshold a long time ago, and i know i'm not alone in that sentiment.
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post #103 of 135
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Thanks guys, i'm going to stick with the 2500k and wait it out till ivy bridge.
This is exactly what I'm going to do. Probably just going to pass down this AM3 rig and switch over.

Really disappointed I forked cash for this ChV.
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post #104 of 135
Lmao.

You will downgrade and then be bottlenecked and want to upgrade again. Not to mention you will be getting half the performance whilst using the same amount of power, so your power bill will be higher and the $100 you saved will be gone fast.

Don't do it, this is the most crazy thing I have ever heard of. I can understand if you can't afford it, but why did you buy it in the first place then..
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post #105 of 135
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i kind of feel like Zambezi passed the "should wait" threshold a long time ago, and i know i'm not alone in that sentiment.
did it ?

what was the names of the earlier 2 intel generations which flopped at launch ?

with that logic, we wouldnt be using multi core cpus now. i remember there were major problems when they first came out.
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post #106 of 135
Don't sell it, this would be a stupid thing to do because your profit will be very minimal.
post #107 of 135
If all you do is game and light multi-media and you want to pocket the extra cash then it is definitely worth it.

People seem to forget that most modern cpu's are overkill for what most people do and Bulldozer's gaming performance was pretty good.

If you can pocket an extra $100 or $200 by switching and still have your system do everything you want it to do then why not? They also seem to overclock well, even though they will suck up some power OC'd, but if you don't care about that, with power being so cheap anyway, then go for it.

Plus you'll get to play with a new platform, which is always fun for the true enthusiast.
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post #108 of 135
2500K to 4100 to save money is like going from a ferrari to a honda fit just to get a few bucks.
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post #109 of 135
ludicrous!
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I personally wouldn't, as the i5-2500K has crazy OC potential. You've already invested this much, why downgrade and only net $100 bucks or so?
I agree. You may not be doing anything CPU intensive. So that's great that means in theory your current system should last a hell of al long time. I don't understand the whole downgrading thing. Think I might go back to my Core 2 Quad and sell my stuff lol what?!!!
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