Originally Posted by Scope
The sandy bridge is the new generation of processors, I still have a previous generation 955, that was definitely the best bang for the buck, but now with the new sandy bridge i5 2500k it isn't. It isn't fair to compare the sandy bridge processors to AMD's previous generation processors, we will need to wait until bulldozer comes out at probably a very affordable price to continue this argument.
Until BD comes out, comparing the best that AMD has to offer vs what Intel has to offer is the only way to look at it, especially when they're in the same price range.
Is it going to be fair to compare an AMD 8 core BD vs an Intel Quad Core SB?
One could argue that you have to compare it to Ivy Bridge's 8 core, however...
If they're in the same price range, and that's what's available at the time, YES, it's fair game to compare what ever both companies have out at the same time.
It's not Intel's fault that AMD is 2 generations behind.