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Especially if the rumor mill has any truth, a release of a unlocked quad or hex core with clocks at 3.4 faster than SB at 4.0 then yeah definitely toe to toe, especially if they are Black Edition.

EDIT: More than likely if AMD will stick to their niche of offering decent stuff at an even better than decent price, i will definitely build a bulldozer rig as a back up to my current i7 2600k build. This time i will wait a couple of months after the initial release, my headaches with my 2600k have been substantial, but hey that's what you get for jumping on the bandwagon of new tech.
The waiting game never ends! Isn't Ivy Bridge supposed to come out sometime this year too?

Well when Bulldozer comes out, better hope that can match the prices of SB.
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They generally run cooler because they have to, for instance, a 965 BEs general recommended thermal threshold is 60c, i7 can handle a lot higher temps than that, in turn more vcore, in turn higher Overclocks.
Thanks for the info!
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Instead of taking planet-sized grains of salt and giving me a stroke/heart attack, I pretty much dismiss any "rumors" or "leaked benchmarks" since there is virtually no way to confirm any fact in any of those graphs.

The anonymity of the "sources" is what is the problem. Any random guy can go to some website and "leak" benchmarks and claim it's so and so up-coming processor.

Just wait until official reviews are out! Very excited about Bulldozer!
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Thanks for the info!
I mean , lol if you click the link on my sig, you will see what i mean when comparing the thermal limits of AMD and Intel.
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Being I've been a life longer user of Intel, now switched to AMD, I can tell you I don't miss it. AMD or Intel is a personal preference really. What I like about AMD is AMDgame , Intel, with it's recall kind of throws me. AMD seems to be more for the user when I hear about AMDgame. The 1090T is more then enough power really. I run a 1055T overclocked to 3.8 with 8Gb ddr3 and I can do everything from compiling to gaming.

I would suggest going with the cheaper AMD stuff and throwing the savings into a 6970.
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The recall has nothing to do with the performance of the CPUs at all whatsoever, still a recall nonetheless and will leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth. Wait for Bulldozer, im sure everyone will be pleasantly surprised, your current CPU is fine.
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Wait until bulldozer before you make your decision. At the moment though phenom II's are not the way to go with everything coming out in the next couple months. On top of that in any cpu intensive game that doesn't utilize more than 3-4 threads you will likely see some bottlenecking with that card in cpu intensive areas of games.
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Well with how cheap Phenom IIs are it may not be a bad idea seeing as am3 chips will be able to drop into am3+ mother boards.
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Wait until bulldozer before you make your decision. At the moment though phenom II's are not the way to go with everything coming out in the next couple months. On top of that in any cpu intensive game that doesn't utilize more than 3-4 threads you will likely see some bottlenecking with that card in cpu intensive areas of games.
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Well, maybe during the wait I'll just pick up whatever parts I can throw onto my current rig and also use on either a 2600K or BullDozer when that decides to come out, haha. (Case, Gpu, PSU)
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