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They do that as Intel does when they don't have the performance crown. I'm just wondering if they're trying to get it back as they had it before, or if they're going to become the McDonald's of the cpu industry.
Even when Intel didn't have the performance crown, AMD still provided better value. During the time when AMD was selling their FX chips for $1,000, Intel was selling Pentium Extreme Editions for $1,500. Even on the lower-end of the totem pole, AMD still delivered better value. Seriously, I couldn't think of any good reason to buy a Pentium 4 considering the Athlons performed better, consumed less power and were less expensive. Aside from the P4 vs Athlon era, though, I can't remember a time where AMD was on top.
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im wanting to upgrade to BD, i think Ivy will be faster maybe the Rev 2 of bulldozers will compete with ivy but we never know. BD has some new core tech so we can only wait and see how those perform.
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If only they made a dual cpu mobo that took both Bulldozer and Ivy bridge.....
What would be the pont in that? :



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If I had to guess, Bulldozer will be close to Sandy while Ivy will be something much better. Only real reason I'll be staying AMD is since I don't need to upgrade all at once, I can go mobo first then pick up a Bulldozer cpu later, makes it easier.
Unless a new AMD chipset/mobo would improve your current cpu, which is doubtful since the new chipset/mobo is designed for BD and not the X6, then "upgrading" your mobo for your cpu would be pointless. keeping the compatibility between cpu's and boards is a hook to get people thinking like you, so once you've bought into the new AM3+ mobo loop your compelled to buy a BD at some point.

Since if anyone wants to buy a BD they'll need a new mobo, it's better to wait and see what's faster/cheaper/better value/best suits your needs.

I don't fancy buying a new mobo, then finding out it doesn't improve my cpu at all, then to cap it a new BD might cost £800 when Intel might have something better for less.
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my crystal ball says. . . wait and see

personally id go Ivy-Bridge, but that's just me
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Gotta be IB. I am not going for value at the end of this year, I am going for whatever is fastest.
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It is a matter of waiting. Personally I'm gonna wait for ivy but by that time I'm sure prices of bd will drop and it could be better. So really just wait for ivy that way you have a clear view on what both offer.
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I thinks its pretty obvious that whichever comes out last will be better, as for a better value, we will see.
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When the new 990FX chipset motherboard come out, I'm not going to bother until more of the mainstream motherboard come out, like the Asus Crosshair 5 Formula for example
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bulldozer late Q2 early Q3 ivy bridge Late Q3 or early Q4

ivy bridge will prob beat BD but i believe Bd will be better value
IB is only a shrink.
The most interesting question is, why i do not see yet any SB xeons ,
or to be more precise that promised badass LGA2011 platform
???
Really, should be no problem launch that platform on SB cpus

some chip problems ?

end of 2011 - thats the IB date
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Back to topic, i believe BD will be great..
Why ?
Because HKMG for the first time @AMD, and to be honest previous SOI tech in terms of overclocking was close enough with with intels smaller bulk processes.
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Ivy Bridge will be better I say because it will be 22 nm compared to Bulldozers 32 nm but I do not know if Bulldozer will be updated to 22 nm sometime by Ivy Bridge or after.
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