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For my new rig I'll be waiting until both IB and BD are thoroughly sized up. Since I'm not partial to either company, whichever one has bigger "bang for the buck" is the one I'll get.

I think SB is great if you are way out of date and looking to upgrade now. But for a new build or anything recent, its better to wait for the big boys that are on their way.
VERY WELL SAID INDEED...

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Good point. If I wasn't stuck in Afghanistan for the next 4 months I probably would get a SB now.. And still might depending on how long it takes for IB and BD to come out.
That's enough time, by the time you hit the States side you will be ready to make a decision....

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No one will force you to replace anything.

Sandy Bridge CPUs will last for ages as it is.
And if all goes well maybe Sandy Bridge will get cheaper, if not...

Well... Be prepared for a price war!
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Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge.........taste the difference cheese
    
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Thx for the rep.. What about the 980x?? Think we are going to see a price drop in that over the next couple months?
I have 0 Doubts unless the people at Intel want to lose their job....
Edited by _GTech - 2/8/11 at 5:52pm
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With still no solid release date on Bulldozer, I think you're right that it will last for ages.


Sandy Bridge's longevity has nothing to do with Bulldozer coming out or not.

They are what they are, they won't perform more or less because of BD.

For gaming, for example, SB chips will kick ass for a satisfying number of years.
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Hey Guys,

Please stay on topic here. Enough with the 8 ball pictures! They aren't meant to replace words

Thanks!
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I'll be going from Intel Core i5-750 to AMD 8 Core Zambezi thanks but no thanks Sandy Bridge Fans...

I wonder how fast those Sandy Bridge fans will flock to Bulldozer once they realize the viable & realizable improvements the new AMD Bulldozer CPUs have over SB & Ive CPUs..

You can rant and rave about SB this SB that all you want, and even talk about Ive, but it's not even in the same league as Bulldozer, but I suppose you are going to have to wait to see that for yourself, as no amount of words would convince you otherwise..
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I'm going to try waiting until BD is released before I make a purchase, but I'm not sure if that's gonna happen.

My dated CPU still does what I need it to do, though it is certainly showing signs of age.

Truth is, we have no idea what the performance comparison will look like and all the intel/amd epeen sword fights are pointless. You should be thanking each other that they're both around to keep prices competitive.



edit:Sorry, had this open in two tabs... didn't realize I replied to the thread twice.
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I truly can't wait for Ivy Bridge vs. Bulldozer.

It'll be win-win for the consumer. I'm sure my old 965 can hold on until we see the winner.
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I truly can't wait for Ivy Bridge vs. Bulldozer.

It'll be win-win for the consumer. I'm sure my old 965 can hold on until we see the winner.
It's going to be Sandy Bridge vs Bulldozer for a while.

The 22nm shrink of SB won't be coming out until LATE 2011, or maybe early 2012.



SIDE NOTE: Your Phenom II can easily last more than 2 years, if you didn't upgrade. Quads will be good gaming chips for years to come.
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You must have completely missed what I said.

If all 6 cores and 12 threads of a 980x are used, a 2500k/2600k cannot compete. SB is only about 10-20% faster clock for clock compared to previous i5/i7's.... it's only common sense that cannot come close to two extra cores which would yield about a 30-50% performance increase (assuming full utilization).

This is a good example. (Cinebench)
..Which, for the purpose of those benchies posted by PanicProne, i do not think all cores were used. IF and only if all cores on gulftowns die were used, sandybridge would not have a leg to stand on. In fact, could you post the source of those benchies? What kind of system, ram, video card, etc was used? I'm rather curious.
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