|wemby089, the fact that you can buy a midrange (which targets the people that you are talking about( core i5 2500k for 60 dollars less that outperformas an 8 core FX 8150 in many areas is something that many midrange builders will consider. So yes it does matter if you are talking about a price/performance ratio in which many midrange builders build their hardware around that notion.|
Yes there is In fact, considering i'm still on an AM2+ system with a Phenom X4 9750 that's showing it's age especially in the graphical work i do on my computer. Even though I just recently upgraded my gpu to a Radeon 6800 series from a Radeon 3800 series, my cpu is bottlenecking the gpu's full pontential in the amount of time it takes for me to render graphical workloads now. I was debating on building an Intel Sandy Bridge system or an Bulldozer system which is why I was holding out until the release of Bulldozer to build my system around my new Radeon 6900 seires gpu and now that I have my mind made up, i'm going with the Sandy Bridge based system, because of the price and performance I can get out of it vs the Bulldozer based system.
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