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I unfortunately do not have the fund$$ to buy everything needed to do the swap to Intel .
My old 890FX ( my sig rig ) is holding up quite well .
I bought the UD3 just before Bulldozer release hoping for a nice BD upgrade ( yeah right ) so I have already committed the fund$ to the AMD rig - all it needs is a decent CPU at a reasonable price . At a decent price point I would buy their damn Bulldozer but it is substantially overpriced so - no bulldozer .

Yeah thats why I decided to stick it out with AMD one more round. I needed a motherboard upgrade cause my aging 780G ASRock was starting to show its age but rather than spend $180-200 on a mobo then another $225 for a 2500K, I could just keep my 1090 and save $225 and I could ride out that X6 another few months til Piledriver dropped. If PD was something pretty hot then I could get it and drop in on my beloved Sabertooth and Id be set. If it was a turd then I would just go ahead and switch everything out to Intel then.
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Yeah thats why I decided to stick it out with AMD one more round. I needed a motherboard upgrade cause my aging 780G ASRock was starting to show its age but rather than spend $180-200 on a mobo then another $225 for a 2500K, I could just keep my 1090 and save $225 and I could ride out that X6 another few months til Piledriver dropped. If PD was something pretty hot then I could get it and drop in on my beloved Sabertooth and Id be set. If it was a turd then I would just go ahead and switch everything out to Intel then.
This seems to be a fairly common sentiment .
Not everybody has $5 or 6 hundred straight up for an upgrade .
And if you have multiple machines as I do multiplying said $500 x 4 puts it through the roof . I normally upgrade in dribs 'n' drabs - a bit here a bit there when I have the spare cash not in one large expensive lump.
post #23 of 50
I see no reasons to buy the 8150 and the 8170 (if it existed) when the 8120 can clock and perform exactly the same for much less. Same goes for the I7 2700k, why pay for slightly extra mhz when you can do it yourself in the bios just by increasing the multiplier? they aren't unlocked for nothing.
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8150 - better binnings
8170 - new stepping ( hopefully )
Add to that - overclocks are NOT guaranteed .
I would rather start with the best binned chip I can get .
Also I run at stock clocks as much as possible and overclock only when a piece of software/game runs poorly enough for me to need to . and when I am done I drop it back again ( "Praise be unto unlocked multipliers " ) I overclock but I am not a hardcore overclocker .
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So you are willing to pay $250+ for a bad chip instead of $200 for the 2500k which will run circles round any BD.
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So you are willing to pay $250+ for a bad chip instead of $200 for the 2500k which will run circles round any BD.
First of all I am not willing to pay $250 for a current BD that is why I have not .Secondly I can not buy a 2500k for $200 locally Thirdly unless the 2500k can be fitted to my 990FX board it has no value to me at all so it is a non issue .

There are other parts to a computer than the CPU . Even with that the 2500k is pretty much only significantly faster in games - This is NOT my game machine and Runs Linux not Windows so it IS running heavily multi-threaded software not just 1 or 2 threads - Under which a 2500k does not perform as well . If it was an Intel a 2700k would be the better choice even at the extra cost but since that will not fit my board it is a moot point .
There are people that use PCs for things other than games . Although I do not own a BD according to what I have seen BD's compile times are less than a 2500k anyway . An 1100t is even in the same ball park . In 3 years time your Intel will be just as much a boat anchor as my AMD so I do not care which multi billion dollar American chip company I get ripped off by because in the end I still get ripped off - although I do draw the line at Apple - they get none of my money .
If there was no AMD your 2500k would likely cost $2500 . So just because you have a particular view does not mean everybody shares it . So I hope Intel is paying you well for your marketing !
Edited by pony-tail - 4/18/12 at 4:56am
post #27 of 50
I'm pretty sure the FX-8170 which was also to be B2 stepping was scrapped so they could focus on piledriver.

The next 8 core released should be the FX-8350 based off the new AMD roadmap but like the FX-8170 this could change.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8350.html

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/26253-amd-fx-8350-vishera-cpu-production-in-q3
Edited by cmac68 - 4/18/12 at 5:27am
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So just because you have a particular view does not mean everybody shares it . So I hope Intel is paying you well for your marketing !
Truth hurtz. rolleyes.gif
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I'm pretty sure the FX-8170 which was also to be B2 stepping was scrapped so they could focus on piledriver.
The next 8 core released should be the FX-8350 based off the new AMD roadmap but like the FX-8170 this could change.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8350.html
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/26253-amd-fx-8350-vishera-cpu-production-in-q3

Doesnt look like there will be a B3 Bulldozer. Wonder what happened to those plans. Wouldnt hurt to throw us a bone to hold us over these next 6 months while we wait for Piledriver. No biggie, Im just not used to using the same processor for more than 9 months. I have a chronic upgrading addiction. biggrin.gif

Im pretty hopeful of PD. The rumors are 15-20% improvement over Bulldozer which should put Piledriver about equal with Sandy Bridge in most things and even surpass it in others. Ivy Bridge doesnt look to be upping the performance bar that much so Piledriver could theoretically come withing spitting distance of Ivy Bridge, and that my friends would give us a nice competitive processor market for the first time in a while. That means lower prices and cooler stuff. thumb.gif

Ill be keeping my fingers crossed.
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There won't be another Bulldozer stepping (more than likely).

They are heading straight to Piledriver.

 

We'll have a better idea how PD modules perform next month when Trinity is released.

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