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I know there hasn't been any info released, but is it a big upgrade from AMD's Phenom 965 to the piledriver, the one that comes out Q3-4 with the AM3+ socket?

Compared to sandy bridge, will it be any good?
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post #2 of 23

Kinda answered your own question there..

Not enough info released. 

 

Around May 15th we'll have a better idea. 

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Kinda answered your own question there..
Not enough info released. 

Around May 15th we'll have a better idea. 

Oh okay, thought people would have some idea.
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post #4 of 23
I sure hope so. Competition is good for everyone involved. thumb.gif
post #5 of 23
ive heard good things such as a lot lower tdp
post #6 of 23
hard to know!one thing is sure this techno is from the ground up planned to be used as a gpu computing unit sofor benchmark they wont be able to use their regular benchmark ,cause if they do all result will be useless cause amd did say they are commited to computing via amd,nvidia and apple opencl solution.
post #7 of 23
I'm in the same boat. Runnin a 965 right now. Really hoping Piledriver will be a nice upgrade. Of course I've just hear the current rumors going around (more IPC/less power consumption)
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post #8 of 23
I sure would be disappointed if it didn't destroy the phenom ii in performance.
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post #9 of 23
If it doesnt beat the Phenom II, then AMD is really gonna be in a mess. Im looking at upgrading from by B55 and i definitely will go intel if piledriver isnt at least as good as sandy.
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post #10 of 23
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Yeah it seems it's a hit or miss at this point.

If it doesn't improve by a lot from the Phenoms or be even worth of an upgrade, I switch to intel like most. redface.gif
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