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Nice to see everyone here is still a mentalist fanboy. It's not too big a problem. I'm hoping my system ships today, I'm not worried about the issues. In fact, I'd rather be in the RMA camp, especially with anandtech pushing for a chipset upgrade.

Why are people also calling this a sidegrade? Have you seen the benchies? Seems like the usual misinformation, jealousy and nerdrage. It's a bit better, and it's a hell of a lot better if you consider it's the mainstream socket.

Can't wait to get my system
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Originally Posted by Double Helix View Post
Nice to see everyone here is still a mentalist fanboy. It's not too big a problem. I'm hoping my system ships today, I'm not worried about the issues. In fact, I'd rather be in the RMA camp, especially with anandtech pushing for a chipset upgrade.

Why are people also calling this a sidegrade? Have you seen the benchies? Seems like the usual misinformation, jealousy and nerdrage. It's a bit better, and it's a hell of a lot better if you consider it's the mainstream socket.

Can't wait to get my system
well said,

once amd release the bulldozer sandy bridge will become 1366 fanboi's best friend again, untill then we have to put up with the fighting amongst the same family
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2-3 months of slowed SB sales and general hesitation will give Bulldozer that much more of an opening. Many people who would have gone ahead and bought SB will wait to see what sort of competition Bulldozer provides.

No one with any sense is saying this is more than a hiccup for Intel, or that AMD is going to magically grab a huge chunk of market share, but I have little doubt this will benefit AMD a decent bit.
The way I understand it, AMD's best case scenario has them launching bulldozer (as in, available for retail sale, not paper "launch"), around the same time that Intel will have this problem fully addressed and mostly resolved (March/April). However, given the lack of Engineering Samples for Bulldozer and typical product development cycles, we're probably looking more at Q3 launch, well after this becomes "old news", and worse yet, right around the time that Intel launches the High End Sandy Bridges (LGA2011).

Personally, I suspect Bulldozer will be a flop in comparison to its hype, and will once again be competing with intel solely on price/performance alone due to their inherent lack of ability to perform at the high end. Last thing they need is similar bugs springing up for them because they rushed it trying to take advantage of a QA blunder of the opposing team. If all goes well though, even if it does take them till Q3 to launch, it should be a killer Mainstream part; with high end bulldozers besting current SB's, but falling short of the LGA 2011 based SB's (yet beating those in price/performance). So, as exciting as it is, unless AMD delays again, it'll be business as usual. The real battle is actually at the bottom of the stack: Atom, Pentiums, and LLano.
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HWBot gave me a good laugh this morning on Facebook:

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AMD reveals slogan for upcoming Bulldozer technology: "SATA works".
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Why are people also calling this a sidegrade? Have you seen the benchies? Seems like the usual misinformation, jealousy and nerdrage. It's a bit better, and it's a hell of a lot better if you consider it's the mainstream socket.

Can't wait to get my system
People like to kicking around technology they don't own.
If I was in the market it wouldn't stop me from buy into SB.
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People like to kicking around technology they don't own.
If I was in the market it wouldn't stop me from buy into SB.
If I was in the market.... I would wait until May to get a refurb mobo. Companies are going to have a lot of mobos coming back and they can swap in the fixed chipset.
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guess i'll be waiting on my new Sager 8150 a bit longer then ...
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Just in case anyone else is in this situation. I had my mobo (P8P67 Pro) die on me and I recieved an RMA number from newegg. I sent it in yesterday before the recall was announced. Originally, I was marked to recieve a replacement. When I called today, they very quickly said all replacements will be made into refunds....This is great (sarcasm) because I am getting my ram back and have the 2600K...but no motherboard and no easy way to get one. I will literally have to sell the chip and lose money just to be able to afford to go back to the setup I sold off to get SB.

If you RMA your board anytime soon, Do Not Expect To Get One Back.
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Just in case anyone else is in this situation. I had my mobo (P8P67 Pro) die on me and I recieved an RMA number from newegg. I sent it in yesterday before the recall was announced. Originally, I was marked to recieve a replacement. When I called today, they very quickly said all replacements will be made into refunds....This is great (sarcasm) because I am getting my ram back and have the 2600K...but no motherboard and no easy way to get one. I will literally have to sell the chip and lose money just to be able to afford to go back to the setup I sold off to get SB.
See if you can get a used board, or optimally, an old review/engineering sample that's still in good condition.

Ironically the A revision of the 6 series chips are fine, but none of these were put in production boards. The B revision is defective.
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Just in case anyone else is in this situation. I had my mobo (P8P67 Pro) die on me and I recieved an RMA number from newegg. I sent it in yesterday before the recall was announced. Originally, I was marked to recieve a replacement. When I called today, they very quickly said all replacements will be made into refunds....This is great (sarcasm) because I am getting my ram back and have the 2600K...but no motherboard and no easy way to get one. I will literally have to sell the chip and lose money just to be able to afford to go back to the setup I sold off to get SB.

If you RMA your board anytime soon, Do Not Expect To Get One Back.
I thought of another option for ya and it includes holding onto the CPU but even that route causes you to lose money. Man, that really sucks.
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