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The best 2012-2016 choice

Poll Results: The best choice for future gaming

 
  • 75% (3)
    Ivy Bridge, hence a Z68 Platform w/ Gen3 PCI-E 3.0 support.
  • 25% (1)
    Those with AM3+ migrate to Z68 and use Ivy Bridge, Intel was always the dominator.
  • 0% (0)
    Those with AM3+ should stick to AMD and hope AM4 brings some horsepower.
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I recently purchased an AM3+, but then seeing the current status of AMD, I've kept on wondering if its a mistake I've made. Bulldozer seems to offer barely more than a PII to consider an upgrade where gaming is considered. So I've created this poll, and depending on this plus several other observations this next year I'll rectify my Desktop accordingly.
Hell yeah the title is right, If I'm gonna spend I hope it lasts for atleast 4years.
post #2 of 6
I would say it would be a mistake to buy a bulldozer right now among (ivy bridge, sandy bridge, sandy bridge e), although AMD is preparing 2nd gen bulldozer prepared for launch in 2012, it's codename is Piledriver so you might want to check that out.
Edited by RipperRoo - 12/8/11 at 10:40am
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post #3 of 6
I also agree with that statement above. Bulldozer did not offer hardly anything over the current AMD lineup. Not being a Intel fanboy here because before the Bulldozer problems I was strictly AMD but honestly Intel at this point is where its at.

If I was you I would snag a Z68 board & possibly grab a i3-2120 or a 2500K. I just recently sold my AMD Bulldozer rig because I just was not happy at all with the performance. I built a Z68 with an i3-2120 & im going to wait for IVY Release.

As of right now I love my i3-2120 kick ass CPU
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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post #4 of 6
If you're wanting this to last til' 2016, I'm sure there may be even better choices at that point.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JMCB View Post

If you're wanting this to last til' 2016, I'm sure there may be even better choices at that point.

please elaborate
post #6 of 6
I am not trying to create a Intel/AMD flame war but until AMD fixes bulldozer IF they ever do in my opinion going AMD right now is not worth it. It was proven that even the older x6 cores beat bulldozer in some tests. I remember AMD making a statement that said they are not going to compete with Intel anymore. Im sorry but Intel is Always ahead of the game & its easily the best choice ATM and im sure even in the future Intel will still always be ahead.

the 2500K is a killer chip & nothing AMD has at this moment will beat it. Whats said is that my current dual core i3-2120 beats AMDs PII line.
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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