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From what I've hear both CPU's will come out around the same time in the near future, and was wondering which one would be best for my needs. I mostly play games. I know that not much (if any) information is available. So it may just be speculation
post #2 of 17
Wait for the near future to get a real answer.

But to answer your question, why not SB if its only for gaming? Heck your current set up is more than enough.
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Benchmarks will tell you more than any "informed" user here.
 
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
Wait for the near future to get a real answer.

But to answer your question, why not SB if its only for gaming? Heck your current set up is more than enough.
Think he wants to skip sb and upgrade with the ivy or bulldozer like I might be doing.
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post #5 of 17
2nd line of BD <=> IB > 1st line of BD <=> SB.

For gaming? SB/BD is more than enough, as others said, your current setup is "more" than enough for most.
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Alright sounds like my current system is perfect for what I need. The question now is what is going to run BF3 smoothly lol.
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Bulldozer- June-ish
Ivy- End of year earliest, more realistically beginning of next year.
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I'm in the same boat...but am thinking I should hold out for the bulldozer. I just hope it doesn't have a hefty price tag...
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Alright sounds like my current system is perfect for what I need. The question now is what is going to run BF3 smoothly lol.
add another 6950?

if you have the 2 gig models, loads of vram, and OC them, personally when i get mine, im not unlocking as OC'd 6950's seem to be the same, maybe an fps less, so the hassle is not worth it for me.
    
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post #10 of 17
Your current rig is fine. I would wait until both of those chips are released and maybe grab a SB cpu. I'm sure they will be down in price.
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