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Theoretically - SandyBridge vs Bulldozer - Intel 2500K or AMD worth waiting for?

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Pretty simple. I am looking at the 2500K coming out next month and hopefully AMD Bulldozer comes out in the summer.

Is it worth waiting for AMD? I mean, what is it that Bulldozer will have over Intel at that point that is so awesome?
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We currently have very little information about bulldozer so you can't really compare anything to see if it is worth waiting for or not. But I'm currently going to wait for bulldozer to come out to see if bulldozer is better than sb.
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We currently have very little information about bulldozer so you can't really compare anything to see if it is worth waiting for or not. But I'm currently going to wait for bulldozer to come out to see if bulldozer is better than sb.
I thought that might be the situation from what I could gather. It's just so many people are so hyped about Bulldozer as if they have some solid evidence to go off of that somewhere this processor will blow away Sandy Bridge and I just don't see it and as usual AMD is mum and who knows if they will make it this summer or now with Bulldozer.
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Yea but it's suppose to be coming out in like 4 months I heard so it won't be that long just a little after spring
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Yea but it's suppose to be coming out in like 4 months I heard so it won't be that long just a little after spring
Last I heard, bulldozer boards in April and BD CPUs later...presuming no delays.

Even then-I'll be surprised if AMD catches SandyBridge... they'll probably catchup to Nehalem, methinks.
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I guess I'll be waiting for ivy then since it's suppose to come out Q4 2011
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post #7 of 10
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Yea but it's suppose to be coming out in like 4 months I heard so it won't be that long just a little after spring
2011 is all that is projected which means little really. At least Intel is out next month and usually are on track with release dates. Not saying I like them better, but I see them as better at communication and sticking to a plan and giving the public information to satiate them.
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if you can make it till BD you might as well just wait till Ivy
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I'm going with Sandy Bridge, but I hope AMD's Bulldozer, at the very least, keeps up with Nehalem CPUs. Otherwise, AMD will be in trouble.

If they can do that, they will be great value.
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if you can make it till BD you might as well just wait till Ivy
I guess my Q6600 could hold out, but I really want DDR3 and an excuse to build something new. However, my wife also has a computer which is AMD so I may do both. Build a 2500K/2600K in Jan. and then when Bulldozer comes out build hers.

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I'm going with Sandy Bridge, but I hope AMD's Bulldozer, at the very least, keeps up with Nehalem CPUs. Otherwise, AMD will be in trouble.

If they can do that, they will be great value.
I have heard about AMD going away for quite a few years now and being in trouble, etc. I don't know how well they are doing, but I hope they stick around and give Intel and NVIDIA better competition. Otherwise Intel will be a monopoly with consumer processors. Would anyone compete with them?
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