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Er what? Ahead of time, by that time there will be brand new chip.
Now or never these chip are useless right now. Price ratio in performance is expensive comparing to Intel.

Technology is moving fast, Intel Ivy Bridge will be king again even Piledrive is out. What the heck! AMD is really behind.
Bulldoze is built for now, not for future, In the future Intel will have 16 cores consumer version and AMD would set standard as 8 cores but won't be Bulldozer anymore.

This is why it is valid that we can call it piece of crap.
But bulldozer isn't just a new chip, it's an entirely new architecture. So while, yes, it is true that within the year it will be replaced by something new, the architecture will not be. This will be the architecture that AMD will base all it's products off for 5 to 10 years. It is ahead of it's time, but within it's lifetime things will catch up with it. Yes, the original BD will be EOL before then but the architecture will still be going strong when the software catches up to it.

So you can call the current FX lineup a failure but I wouldn't write it off just yet.
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I agree that for gaming, it won't really matter what CPU you get, especially if its single GPU gaming at 1080P. For multi-display and multi-GPU setups however, you'll definitely want the faster processor, which is Intel. If you're doing multi-threaded tasks a lot, then definitely consider a 8120,8150, or even a 1090T or 1100T. If you have deep pockets, just get a 2600k because that still trumps the 8150 in multi-threaded tasks and lets not forget how cool they run, how little power they use, and how well they overclock.

For the people saying Bulldozer is ahead of its time, that's really not true, and not valid. Even if the task scheduling is changed to suit Bulldozer better, it doesn't make it a superior/contending processor to Intel. Sandy Bridge-E is right around the corner, Ivy Bridge is out first quarter 2012, and Ivy Bridge-E will soon follow. Then there's Haswell. Intel has a lot coming and AMD has Piledriver... which looks to be another sub par improvement over Bulldozer.

The original Phenom was a flop, Phenom II made it worth while.
Bulldozer isn't exactly a flop, but its certainly no real contender to Sandy Bridge. Piledriver won't compete with Sandy Bridge-E, and I'm sure its not meant to.

The fact is, Intel is indeed better in every single benchmark, its a hard fact. AMD needs to lower Bulldozer prices because right now its a ripoff, it really is. I can buy a $160 1090T and get better performance than the $279 8150, how is that fair to customers? I'm no Intel fanboy, I go with the better performer. I was an AMD diehard for a while, but that changed once I met Nehalem. I had a 1090T in its prime overclocked to 4.4Ghz stable, I had a Phenom 9600 when it first launched, and I had a Phenom II 920 when it first launched. I since went to i7 Nehalem and never looked back. i7 920, i7 950, and two 2500k's.

AMD needs to improve IPCs for TODAYS software, make enthusiasts actually want their CPUs, not make them settle.

To the OP, in all seriousness, go with Sandy Bridge. If you can afford Sandy Bridge-E when it comes, get that, cause it will destroy Bulldozer and put a nice dent into Sandy Bridge.
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