Originally Posted by knoxy_14
ya i saw that and if the leaked benchmarks are true from the on the rumor page one of the bulldozer threads today it would mean ivy bridge and bulldozer would trade blows
IF those benchmarks are true. How reliable is a site called "rumorpedia"?
Until I see real world benchmarks from Bulldozer, everything else is speculation.
Originally Posted by Chuckclc
Sandy Bridge isnt really anything special as it is. People with I7 920's and up, amongst others, are in better shape. Intels new release of CPU's, Ivy Bridge, will be a better judge on where Bulldozer is at.
4.5 - 5 GHZ on AIR is pretty impressive. Most of us on I7's can't get past 4.2 on air, and require Water Cooling to go higher.
That mere fact alone makes it pretty special.
Of course, as it has been said many times, "upgrading" to Sandy Bridge from our I7's is a side grade, and not worth it, however, for new rigs SB all the way, and it's worth waiting for.Edited by 2010rig - 2/14/11 at 2:40pm