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Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:28:51 PM »
I'm looking to do a big upgrade on my computer this year.  Right now I'm considering an i5 2500k and a P67 board. Anyone have any speculation of how AMD's Bulldozer chips will affect Sandy Bridge's prices?  BD Should be out within the next 2-3 months.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 10:06:36 PM »
I would like to think they will drop just a bit since Intel needs something to sway people from Bulldozer. 2500k is fantastic for overclocking. 4.0ghz+ on air is no problem.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 10:32:00 PM »
Yeah. I read one review today that said 4.8GHz on air is doable on some chips. Absolutely insane.


I considered just upgrading to an AMD x6 chip, but it just wouldn't be *that* much of an upgrade from my 555BE.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 11:18:19 PM »
You sure? From what I've seen, the hexcore AMD is comparable to an i5-750, if not faster.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 11:35:22 PM »
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/15

My chip/board should have me about equal to or slightly below the i3 540.  In Photoshop/Lightroom, the difference simply wouldn't be *that* noticeable with just going up to a hexacore.


e: though this review makes it look a bit better:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4048/amds-winter-update-athlon-ii-x3-455-phenom-ii-x2-565-and-phenom-ii-x6-1100t/2

I did just order another 8GB of RAM as well, so thatwill definitely help.
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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 12:27:17 AM »
Man, it really pisses me off how much better the Sandybridge chip is than my Lynnfield. Heat, speed, and overclocking. I'm glad I didn't wait for the new chip since my last PC was very outdated, but damn.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 07:34:50 AM »
Yeah. It's intel's biggest step forward since the conroe chips (E6750).

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 09:41:56 AM »
And Ivy Bridge is coming soon to replace Bloomfield.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 12:58:30 PM »
You have about 4 or so days until the first Bulldozers drop. So it should be easy enough to wait and see what the prices do. What I want to see is a comparison between the bulldozer and the sandy bridge chips.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 01:22:33 PM »
Where do you get that? I thought they got delayed

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 02:02:05 PM »
I've heard they were pushed back to a Q3 release, but no firm date as of yet. They were supposed to drop on 6-7-11, but obviously they missed that mark.

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 07:03:20 PM »
Intel doesn't appear to be worried about Bulldozer:

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110620PD221.html

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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 07:47:18 PM »
Huh. I dunno, Last I seen it was the 24th from an one of the AMD employees. Trying to find that post is a PITA.  Oh well. Just means that i will have a little more time to get my parts in order. As far as intel. intel has no idea what to think or if they should worry, since there are no posted benchmarks. The article really does not give any incite into what intel is thinking.

Some of what helped make intel chips a bit better was the FPU and hyperthreading (since many apps would take advantage of it..)  AMD  knew that and has improved those areas (that 8 core will show up like a 16 core in windows, much like a 6 core intel will show 12).

Regardless, it is all guesses until someone can actually get their hands on a chip and actually do a proper benchmark of it.

As for price. Guess we will see. At that is still up in the air, and anything can happen with it up to the day it ships. Given that and what vendors actually price it at. (Since you can look on any number of websites and get different prices for the same thing)
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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 08:29:46 PM »
You may very well be right. Hard forum is having a get together in July and bulldozer is going to be there.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1037335089#post1037335089

However softpedia has quoted AMD officials as stating the 8 core flagship not having a release until late august/early september.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-B0-Stepping-Bulldozer-CPU-Gets-Benchmarked-205815.shtml

Anandtech also confirns Q3 for bulldozer release to general public, and of course Llano just released.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4393/computex-2011-amd-bulldozer-llano-trinity-new-vision-branding
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Re: Sandy Bridge prices after Bulldozer drops?
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2011, 10:22:04 PM »

Some of what helped make intel chips a bit better was the FPU and hyperthreading (since many apps would take advantage of it..)  AMD  knew that and has improved those areas (that 8 core will show up like a 16 core in windows, much like a 6 core intel will show 12).



The issue with this is that the Intel chips without hyperthreading are still ridiculously fast. As mentioned above, the 4-core i5-2500k is roughly 40% faster than AMD's 6-core 1100T in many scenarios.