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Waiting for Bulldozer is driving me NUTS!!!

Poll Results: Wait for Bulldozer or do somethin now?

Poll expired: May 9, 2011  
  • 68% (95)
    I can't wait for BD, it's killin me!!!
  • 31% (43)
    Sandy Bridge has got the lockdown, Intel forever!
138 Total Votes  
post #1 of 81
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BD better be good, for AMD's sake, cuz SandyBalls is like ~$300 and well, thats a pretty freakin good deal right now.

I could care less if Ivy Bridge spanks teh snot outta BD, as long as this wait is worth it. But its really killin me, I got a tax check beggin me to spend it. To the tune of $5k! It's takin alot to hold out for BD, I've actually began researching Intel platforms but I havent gotten far just because I dont really want to.

I've got a case on the way and I've nearly picked a PSU, but I think I'm gonna dump my water loop until I find out if BD really deserves it or not.

Where do you guys stand? I wanna be on the tech wave when it hits, not 12 months behind. But if BD blows chunks, I dont wanna be wipin my face... ya hear me?
    
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Is it really that hard to wait? What will you accomplish with Bulldozer which you can't accomplish with your current rig? Are you in an extreme rush to render some video's or something?

Just wait it out...
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/24/11 at 11:38pm
post #3 of 81
That one vote for SB isn't mine, honestly.

hehe
    
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It's probably not, but the suspense has got the best of me ATM.
    
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post #5 of 81
I sold out and went with Sandy Bridge
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My 1090T is more than sufficient for now, I'll hold out and see how all this unfolds.
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post #7 of 81
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
That one vote for SB isn't mine, honestly.

hehe
Whatever dog, u jumped fence faster than a scalded dog, i swear.
    
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post #8 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by LastBucsfan View Post
My 1090T is more than sufficient for now, I'll hold out and see how all this unfolds.
Same here.
OP,save that money and wait for BD,if it epically fails( if that happens AMD would probably give on the desktop segment entirely or go bankrupt from years of R&D spent on BD development ),then go for a SB build.
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Whatever dog, u jumped fence faster than a scalded dog, i swear.
Haha,he did indeed. I'm guessing one of the votes are his.
Edit- Six voters are intel fanboys.
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/25/11 at 12:00am
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post #9 of 81
Well what current hardware do you have to hold you over? If it's anything semi modern, like a Phenom II or Core 2 something, then just wait it out until Bulldozer. If it's something really slow, I would just jump ship and buy a 2600k.

Do some research on how well Sandy Bridge chips are overclocking, it's pretty great. If you have a water loop then even better. A 2600k at 4.8ghz+ is going to destroy everything. So even if Bulldozer comes out and if it is better, you're already going to have a computer fast enough to do whatever you want and then some. I really want Bulldozer to be better, but I'm just not so sure. I was hoping for a completely new socket, but you can see some current AM3 boards support it I just don't know if the jump in architecture is going to be that great, and I don't know how well they will overclock, because getting close to 5ghz on air with Sandy Bridge is going to be hard to top. Obviously all of this is speculation, so I don't know nor does anybody know.

If you are brand loyal to AMD, then the obvious choice is to go Bulldozer. They're the underdog, a better company morally IMO (they didn't get sued $1.25 billion for violating antitrust laws like Intel, did they?)and I'm sure Bulldozer is going to be awesome. I am loyal to performance and purchasing hardware when I want to. So ultimately the choice is up to you if you want to wait it out. With either platform you really won't be disappointed.
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post #10 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjjc_93 View Post
I sold out and went with Sandy Bridge
This.

Almost done building it, just a few more parts in the process of getting.
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