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Should I buy Sandy Bridge next week ?
or I should wait for Bulldozer in June/July ?
Should I buy before I go back to school in May ?

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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by test3366 View Post
Should I buy Sandy Bridge next week ?
or I should wait for Bulldozer in June/July ?
Should I buy before I go back to school in May ?

Thanks
Go for Sandy Bridge. It's the best on the market right now. And then don't look at Bulldozer benchmarks. Remember, you won't miss something you never had.

The performance differences won't be significant that you'll be all "MAN I WISH I WAITED!".

Besides, word has it that Ivy Bridge will work on 1155 motherboards, and it'll be a 20% increase over Sandy Bridge. If that's true, then it's the best solution. I don't think BD will be 20% faster than SB. Maybe 5... at most... on AMD preferred software... on AMD bias websites.

More than likely it'll be "on par" with the Lynnfield chips, and possibly Sandy Bridge.
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Get it now =)
Got really tired of my sig rig so I decided to build one instead of waiting for all the new stuff. I mean, technology gets better over time.
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I'd recommend waiting. Besides, no one has any idea how Bulldozer is going to perform. Anyone suggesting otherwise who doesn't work for AMD doesn't have any idea of the performance (and they *meaning AMD employees/testers* won't because they're under NDA). Not to mention, no prices have been determined as of yet. Just a bare "system" guideline price.

So the intelligent choice is to be smart with your investment and hang back. If BD turns out not to be the best investment, then you have lost nothing. Otoh, if it comes out at the same price point (or less even) than Sandy Bridge with greater performance. Well, then...you've gained.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
More than likely it'll be "on par" with the Lynnfield chips, and possibly Sandy Bridge.
Considering how AMD has been lately, that's pretty good.

OP: Yes. If you can wait for BD you may be able to get the same performance at a lower price, but if you have the money and want the performance now, go for it.
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