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OP, the 2500k itself will beat anything the x6 can bring to the table, even with encoding / rendering. Look at these benchmarks http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 It's not even close really. If you want the absolute best perf, then you should get the 2600k.

Let's not forget that while the 2500k is faster than the x6, as a whole system, it's using ~25-75 watts less at load than the AMD.
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Originally Posted by rockcoeur View Post
I may sound like a fan boy by saying that, but I'm pretty sure Ivy will beat Bulldozer. And not just by a little bit...
Future CPUs will most often beat previous CPUs, if it doesn't kinda defeats the purpose of making new CPUs? Ivy will surely beat BD....

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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet View Post
If you aren't buying until late November, then either way you'll win. If BD can compete and it's priced right, you can go with that. If it can't compete in either price or performance, the i7 should drop in price by then.
If BD doesnt compete on performance it most certainly compete on price.... its AMDs only choice at that point. They compete on price now, since Phenom II X6s cant touch sandy bridge or gulftowns....
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Unless you are simply upgrading your CPU to something better on the same series lineup, I see no reason to go AMD at the moment. And this is coming from someone with and AMD chip. Personally, I'd go for the 2600K. No reason not to.
     
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