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how much better do people think bulldozer will be than say the 2500k? ive just found i can pick a 2500k up for £165...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596

i am holding out to see what the bd will do but as its an FX chip i have a feeling its going to be very expensive and £165 is SO cheap hhhmmm
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Actually I don't think it will be better than any of Core i7 CPUs or strongest i5 family. But that's my opinion.
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Well 2500K will for sure drop in price mate. Everything does in the electronic kind of gear. I mean right now the big stuff is a 6 core, but in a year a 10 core will be high end desktop. If you need 2500K, buy it. If you don't need it right now, wait and see if Bulldozer is better. No one but AMD got clue yet how good they are (and AMD don't tell a ****, and are always late with releases).
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I don't think I'd use e-buyer!
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail. £167.00 inc vat
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Well 2500K will for sure drop in price mate.
i doubt the price will change. intel doesnt reduce their prices much. an i7 920 was $300 when it launched at the end of 2008, its now 2011 and they are only $20 - $30 cheaper.
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i doubt the price will change. intel doesnt reduce their prices much. an i7 920 was $300 when it launched at the end of 2008, its now 2011 and they are only $20 - $30 cheaper.
Indeed.

AMD bulldozer cpus will be priced so they're competitive at stock clocks, if they have to they'll reduce prices on already released bulldozer cpus and continue to increase clock rates on newer models that replace the price points the older models once occupied.
    
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Actually I don't think it will be better than any of Core i7 CPUs or strongest i5 family. But that's my opinion.
Fanboy much?

OT, probably about the same gap between the 1090T and the 2600K only in AMD's favor.
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Wait and see what BD can do ... If you're not satisfied, then get a 2500k
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i doubt the price will change. intel doesnt reduce their prices much. an i7 920 was $300 when it launched at the end of 2008, its now 2011 and they are only $20 - $30 cheaper.
Hmm well then Intel is pretty dumb company. I mean 1100T from AMD have dropped like 70 dollars in 2 and a half month:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?...om+II+X6+1100T
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how much better do people think bulldozer will be than say the 2500k? ive just found i can pick a 2500k up for £165...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596

i am holding out to see what the bd will do but as its an FX chip i have a feeling its going to be very expensive and £165 is SO cheap hhhmmm
your rig is still capable, so you´re not in a "shopping hurry"..


if you wait for bd launch - you will not lose , you will only gain.
that means, lower prices than today on current parts and (fingers crossed) better performing new architecture chip.

i think it´s unwise - buy things in hurry today, when you can gain more at bd launch ..
it´s not much far away
    
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