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So you would advocate spending $200 for an upgrade that, in your own words, is only a bit faster and uses more power than the product it replaces?

Did I say that? No. I can only say how the product performs for me, and I don't go around trying to shove my opinion down others throats here about BD, unlike many that feel the need to do the same about SB. People do have the freedom to choose what they want you know. wink.gif
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Just as we have the freedom to tell you that your BD is inferior to a competing SB product.
    
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Just as we have the freedom to tell you that your BD is inferior to a competing SB product.

Just like I have the freedom to ignore people that do not have my best interests in mind. "Inferior" is also a point of view and highly subjective given the complexity of how CPUs are used and measured.
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Just like I have the freedom to ignore people that do not have my best interests in mind. "Inferior" is also a point of view and highly subjective given the complexity of how CPUs are used and measured.

And yet you don't, because you still post outside of the sanctuary that is the AMD forum. You must be a glutton for punishment.
    
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Plenty of Pentium 4 owners out there happy with their computers as well. My in-laws have a Phenom 9550 and a GeForce 9300 GE and they're happy with it, that doesn't make it good. My point was that regardless of how you feel about your purchase, there were faster CPUs out there that would've cost less money and produced less heat. Like I said it's fine that you're happy with your purchase, and it obviously works for you, but that doesn't change Bulldozer's position as a chip that costs more than it should, and is less efficient than its competition. Aside from that it's also sad that it took 5 years for AMD to produce a CPU that is only marginally better than their last generation architecture, I really hope their next couple of iterations find some way to make vast improvements.

lol "good" is relative.
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AM3+ is nothing new, nor was BD originally designed for it. It's the same old socket for 5 years now.
New socket, please, AMD.

Easier said than done for them...
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And yet you don't, because you still post outside of the sanctuary that is the AMD forum. You must be a glutton for punishment.

Pot calling kettle black. rolleyes.gif

Back on topic, this should produce a much better refined node over the next year or so. Good for AMD. thumb.gif
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Sounds like a poor excuse for why Bulldozer and 7970 were such disappointments, atleast to me personally. I wish that the 7970 would have had a little bit more kick in it to justify changing from a 580, just don't see any reason now :-/

i dont even see the 7970 in stores to begin with... LOL
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Look, I'm not saying they're slow in comparison to all of chips being sold at this time, it's just that they're generally slower than some chips priced lower than it, namely the 2500k, and there is little reason to pay more for something slower.

2500k doesn't have 8 cores. So I would definetely go with FX anyway.
They're still doing great job, and that is all that matters.
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