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Even Core2 Quad Yorkfields are faster VS Phenom II clock for clock.
    
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Best bang for your buck is the AMD x2 555 unlock the other 2 cores and you have a quad for cheap

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846
Ya beat me to it.

The 555BE is the best bang for buck, but ONLY if you can unlock it.

If you cannot then either the i3 2100 or i3 530.
Then the i5 750 if you can find one for around $180.
Then the i5 2500k.
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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.
    
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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.
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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.
This If you're a lucky person you can consider getting an AMD to unlock, but if you want to guarantee performance for a bit more cash go the Intel route for now. Or you can wait for Bulldozer
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We can't truly acknowledge the "Best bang for the buck CPU" without knowing what would be done with it. If you do internet browsing, a P4 would be the best processor for the money. For gaming it would be the 2500k. For a server multi-CPU setup it would be the Opteron 6172.
    
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We can't truly acknowledge the "Best bang for the buck CPU" without knowing what would be done with it. If you do internet browsing, a P4 would be the best processor for the money. For gaming it would be the 2500k. For a server multi-CPU setup it would be the Opteron 6172.
I agree. It all depends on what you need it for.
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