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My head will pop if I see one more 4 core vs 8 core post!
^ THIS.

People really aren't thinking things through
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Why don't we all agree to just saying 8 threads for both AMD and Intel. Sheesh you all are getting ridiculous over this.
   
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AMD will Match Intel's Quad core with an 8 core. What if Intel comes out with an 8 core? Man, AMD should be ready with a 16 core within 2 years.
2 years? they'll have one ready in 6 months or sooner
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Why don't we all agree to just saying 8 threads for both AMD and Intel. Sheesh you all are getting ridiculous over this.
This!
   
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This is not 4 cores vs 8 cores.

This is 4 cores vs 4 modules.

If AMD can squeeze a module per every core Intel can deliver.... well do the math

I think the next 3 years could be the best we'll ever see in terms of processor innovation.
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Why don't we all agree to just saying 8 threads for both AMD and Intel. Sheesh you all are getting ridiculous over this.
This is fine... however it really doesn't matter. Core counts, threads, modules, Flex FP none of the matters and only serves to start fanboi arguments.

What IS important is price per performance.

The chart in the OP implies that BD will about the same price as the 2600K. The question is what are you getting for that price... Will BD stand up to SB in lightly threaded apps? Maybe. Or will it only be able to best it when apps are highly parallel? Don't know yet.

Since they are going to be in the same price bracket, determine which processor preforms best in the areas that interest you -- then buy it. That simple.

If BD is faster than SB clock for clock for the same price then it could have a 100 cores/modules/threads/whatever and I am sure they everybody would like to buy it.
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I'm just going to say the wait for Bulldozer is absolutely killing me. Recently I've jumped on the AMD wagon to see where it's heading and so far I like it, but I really, really want to know if they've caught up or not.
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This is fine... however it really doesn't matter. Core counts, threads, modules, Flex FP none of the matters and only serves to start fanboi arguments.

What IS important is price per performance.

The chart in the OP implies that BD will about the same price as the 2600K. The question is what are you getting for that price... Will BD stand up to SB in lightly threaded apps? Maybe. Or will it only be able to best it when apps are highly parallel? Don't know yet.

Since they are going to be in the same price bracket, determine which processor preforms best in the areas that interest you -- then buy it. That simple.

If BD is faster than SB clock for clock for the same price then it could have a 100 cores/modules/threads/whatever and I am sure they everybody would like to buy it.
Your car's engine takes 8 cylinders to keep up with my 6 cylinder, so you fail! Also, I was only revved to 3k rpm and you were at 3.5krpm!
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Your car's engine takes 8 cylinders to keep up with my 6 cylinder, so you fail! Also, I was only revved to 3k rpm and you were at 3.5krpm!
From what I understand Bulldozer will improve single thread performance greatly which could explain the need for more cores to stay competitive in the multi thread performance.

Edit: not to mention as someone said 1 module takes roughly the same die size as 1 regular core.
    
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From what I understand Bulldozer will improve single thread performance greatly which could explain the need for more cores to stay competitive in the multi thread performance.

Edit: not to mention as someone said 1 module takes roughly the same die size as 1 regular core.
Ya, my point is that when evaluating a processor, it doesn't really matter what's under the hood if the performance is there.
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