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I decided to go with a 2500k right now since amd themselves have said that the 8 core and 6 core versions of bulldozer are targeted directly and the 2500 and 2600 respectively. I'm sure they will perform better but the real question is at what and how much. No matter how much few games out utilize four cores well, so take that into account when thinking about a 8 core cpu. Plus theres the fact that they're going to be comparing stock clocks and not overclocks which the 25/600 normally 4.8-50ghz
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Plus there's the fact that BD isn't out yet, and any performance figures are either:
A: Purely speculation from Fanboys or Haters alike.
B: 'estimations' from AMD, and we all know how accurate competing companies are with their performance estimations.

BD may very well wipe the floor with SB. But the fact is that SB simply is the logical buy right now, as it is released, it's affordable, and it performs great. Excellent choice with the 2500K.
    
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I decided to go with a 2500k right now since amd themselves have said that the 8 core and 6 core versions of bulldozer are targeted directly and the 2500 and 2600 respectively. I'm sure they will perform better but the real question is at what and how much. No matter how much few games out utilize four cores well, so take that into account when thinking about a 8 core cpu. Plus theres the fact that they're going to be comparing stock clocks and not overclocks which the 25/600 normally 4.8-50ghz
you said your doing video conversions/encoding right? you might want to get anything 6core then pretty much the more cores the better its going to be for that. maybe the new i7 970 6core cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115066

or maybe a 1090T? your probably going to be happy with whatever you get anyway.
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you said your doing video conversions/encoding right? you might want to get anything 6core then pretty much the more cores the better its going to be for that. maybe the new i7 970 6core cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115066

or maybe a 1090T? your probably going to be happy with whatever you get anyway.
when did i say i was doing encoding, are you talking about op? Also re-read what i wrote and its horribly written so if op want me to re-write i totally get that
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Hi,

Which is a better processor ?

I want to build a rig to do video conversion for my ipad and use as a PS3 server.

thanks for the imput
Video conversion does benefit from more cores...So the 1090T isn't a bad idea. However, the 2500k isn't bad either. I would look into video conversion reviews and base your purchase off that.
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The basic theory of "Duh" states that even if Bulldozer is more powerful than the 2500k/2600k it's not going to be so by remorse-suicide inducing amounts.
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Plus there's the fact that BD isn't out yet, and any performance figures are either:
A: Purely speculation from Fanboys or Haters alike.
B: 'estimations' from AMD, and we all know how accurate competing companies are with their performance estimations.

BD may very well wipe the floor with SB. But the fact is that SB simply is the logical buy right now, as it is released, it's affordable, and it performs great. Excellent choice with the 2500K.
my feeling on BD will be this. Since i just sold my asus crosshair iv formula and am getting rid of my 2nd 1055t, and went intel on 2 different rigs(i5 750 and i5 2500K)...BD will blow the hell out of intel. And all of you intel fans will have me to thank....
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Here something to think about, since there are no benchmarks for BD.

Release dates for the first bulldozer desktop CPU's are PRESUMED to be in mid June. If you dont want to wait and have no preference on either AMD or intel, then go Sandry Bridge - simply because it rocks AMD AT THE MOMENT (45 nm architecture vs 32 nm)
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my feeling on BD will be this. Since i just sold my asus crosshair iv formula and am getting rid of my 2nd 1055t, and went intel on 2 different rigs(i5 750 and i5 2500K)...BD will blow the hell out of intel. And all of you intel fans will have me to thank....
A: Purely speculation from Fanboys or Haters alike.

Or did you miss that?
    
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Lets not start this argument again...
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