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I think some people here think that just because they spend 5k on computers they know what they are talking about and their opinion is superior. Spending 5k at once for what? An outdated computer in a couple of years? Anyways that is just my opinion.

IMHO both platforms are excelent and both suit certain people and budgets. There is no denying that Intel is faster, but the best bang for buck belongs to AMD. I have been with AMD for all my life until Christmas 2011, when I decided I wanted to have a go with Intel. I can't say I regretted the decision, but it was only because I had more money than what I anticipated. Otherwise I would have gone with bulldozer because it is also a fine choice. To each his own. Don't offer advice on what you weren't asked, like those threads asking how someone can overclock his AMD processor and gets a bunch of stupid replies like: If I were you I'd switch to Intel. I mean, what the hell? He didn't ask if he should switch to Intel, he asked how to overclock the AMD cpu.


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Originally Posted by rss013 View Post

It's just the fact that amd offers more bang for your buck atm, nvidia rlly need to step it up with their new 700 series

debatable. My i5 2550k (purchased for $160 Janurary 2012 - microcenter) is, and will continue to outclass a FX 8150 (which was released just 4 months earlier for $245)

So nowadays, or in a another year, when people with a 8150 need to upgrade (out of necessity), I'll continue to coast along with my i5.

My case is a little different because of the extraordinary price I got my i5 2550k for, but more often that not, the Intel CPU that you paida little more $$$ for will
A. Perform better
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B. Last longer.
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One big problem with Bulldozer was that the 8150 cost $280 when it first launched, which is more than a 2500K cost at the time. The 2500K performed a little better in most scenarios, so this the 8150 couldn't hold its price point.
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Quote:
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One big problem with Bulldozer was that the 8150 cost $280 when it first launched, which is more than a 2500K cost at the time. The 2500K performed a little LOT better in most scenarios, so this the 8150 couldn't hold its price point.

"Single threaded performance is my biggest concern, and compared to Sandy Bridge there's a good 40-50% advantage the i5 2500K enjoys over the FX-8150. "

Anandtech

Especially when it was released, single-threaded performance was key. Even when things are multi-threaded, we're looking at maybe 2-4 threads.

Just FYI

(though that seems to be changing recently)
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post #265 of 265
I think everyone's had their 'say' at this point.

Not to mention, everything being discussed has BEEN discussed on these boards (to the point of nausea) on dozens of other threads.

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