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Ivy Bridge.. hang for a few months and see what Sandy Bridge should have been....
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post
As i always say - Get any PC hardware NOW.
If you wait then it'll be the same cycle of "meh just wait for product x to release in x months"
Ya.. with a 5850...
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Ivy Bridge.. hang for a few months and see what Sandy Bridge should have been....
Ivy Bridge is due next year,what are you talking about
    
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Ivy Bridge.. hang for a few months and see what Sandy Bridge should have been....
if ivybridge is the tock in the new architecture, it is at least another year away...
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I hope Bulldozer will be good, there needs to be some competition in the marketplace. Intel is getting cocky, what with skipping quality checks (p67) and a history of high prices, 2500k being the exception.

Then again you gotta understand, on the same memory settings as I have now, my Phenom II 965 had 9.5k memory write speed (with 2900 northbridge mind you) where as on my intel it is 21.5k. They have some serious ground to catch up on. If bulldozer's performance is somwhere between Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, I might take the plunge, I was never a big fan of Intel tbh however as it stands atm Intel 2500k is the best price/performance ratio IMO.
    
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Ya.. with a 5850...
WTH does his GPU have to do with anything?

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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
I hope Bulldozer will be good, there needs to be some competition in the marketplace. Intel is getting cocky, what with skipping quality checks (p67) and a history of high prices, 2500k being the exception.

Then again you gotta understand, on the same memory settings as I have now, my Phenom II 965 had 9.5k memory write speed (with 2900 northbridge mind you) where as on my intel it is 21.5k. They have some serious ground to catch up on. If bulldozer's performance is somwhere between Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, I might take the plunge, I was never a big fan of Intel tbh however as it stands atm Intel 2500k is the best price/performance ratio IMO.
Facepalm. The "2500K being the exception" Right. What about the i7 920? The i5 750/760? The E5200? The E2180s before that, or even the E8400.

Let us also not forget the 803 USD Athlon 64 x2 4600+, or the 1100 USD FX-xx chips. Or even the "low end, budget friendly" Athlon 64 x2 4200+, priced at only 537 USD.

When the i5 750 was introduced, the PhII 965 was around 250 dollars. The 750 was brought in at 199. Makes the AMD pricing look a bit ridiculous in retrospect, eh?

When you outperform the competition, you can charge what you wish. When you outperform the competition as badly as Sandy does right now, I'd say Intel is being extremely reasonable. This "so expensive..!" is getting old.
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[QUOTE=pursuinginsanity;12371407]WTH does his GPU have to do with anything?

LOL...I would wait, I'm jumping to a SB if Bulldozer doesn't live up to the hype
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WTH does his GPU have to do with anything?



Facepalm. The "2500K being the exception" Right. What about the i7 920? The i5 750/760? The E5200? The E2180s before that, or even the E8400.

Let us also not forget the 803 USD Athlon 64 x2 4600+, or the 1100 USD FX-xx chips. Or even the "low end, budget friendly" Athlon 64 x2 4200+, priced at only 537 USD.

When the i5 750 was introduced, the PhII 965 was around 250 dollars. The 750 was brought in at 199. Makes the AMD pricing look a bit ridiculous in retrospect, eh?

When you outperform the competition, you can charge what you wish. When you outperform the competition as badly as Sandy does right now, I'd say Intel is being extremely reasonable. This "so expensive..!" is getting old.
=O I had no clue, I have not been in the market for a computer from 2006 to late 2010, my statements were based on my observations of prices in late 2010. I find it kind of funny that AMD's 6core are still more expensive than 2500k's, are they hoping kids will see it and go "DADDY BUT IT HAS SIX CORES" hahaha
    
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I wonder which codename came first?

If Intel came up with Sandy Bridge first and then AMD came up with BULLDOZER its pretty funny
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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by KOBALT View Post
Ivy Bridge.. hang for a few months and see what Sandy Bridge should have been....
Ivy bridge is a die shrink of sandy bridge, not a platform. Sandy bridge-E(which is what I will be calling it until we have any official info) is a new high end platform to replace 1366.

And it will be much longer than a few months, try late this year, early next year.
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