Originally Posted by Obakemono
If someone here asks about BD then I will give it to them straight. If they are on the fence about AMD vs Intel I will tell them do your homework. I'm not going to force anyone to buy something that they might not want. In the end it is the buyer's choice. BUT, what I have a problem with is people like you, Balla, 2010rig that CONTINUALLY trash these threads with Intel this or Intel that or AMD lied to us or AMD sucks crap that adds NOTHING to the discussion except to cause problems, PERIOD. Look at the BD owners thread. People could not read the title saying it was for BD owners only, yet the Intel camp kept trolling that thread, but lately it has been pretty good without those people trolling the thread.
I think part of the problem is also the way AMD handled the whole situation. The whole thing with the continual delays, "no benchmarks until release", releasing Motherboards well in advance, and hyping the CPU, when they knew what they had, turned a lot of people off, myself included. We should have seen the writing on the wall, but I was one of those willing to give AMD the benefit of the doubt.
I am a former AMD owner as well. Actually I still have my 1090T system, it's just been moved upstairs now and is no longer my main rig.
I waited and waited and held off on upgrading thinking BD would be much better than it turned out to be, when if I'd just known the truth, I could've upgraded to SB many months ago and saved a lot of time. I'm really glad I didn't get a 990fx board like some people did in anticipation.
I think Balla (and to a lesser extent myself) just wants to make sure people don't get caught in the same situation and make the same mistake.
For example, yes your 570\6950\6970 might run fine in BD now, but what if you want to upgrade to SLI\Crossfire in the future? If you went with BD, you just wouldn't have the best experience, and I think, when it boils down to it, that's all we're trying to prevent.
For those of you that want to OC BD and play around with it, have fun, enjoy! But just don't post on here recommending the chip as the best choice for a newbie and not expect people chiming in to set the record straight...