Will an Opteron be better than a Phenom

I want to build a new workstation for photoshop work.Is an Opteron multi core processor a better way forward than using a Phenom CPU opr should I consider the upcoming Bulldozer chips?

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To answer this I would

Head to Tomshardware and their CPU charts. But here I just head to the i7 and I'm done.

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Will an Opteron be better than a Phenom on 64 bit Win 7

I am aware of the Intel CPUs however before I decide I want to find the answer to my question and that is not available on Toms hardware and no matter what expressions I use in Google search I can find no site that will explain to me the advantage /disadvantage or even the difference between the way the CPUs are designed to work.
Im really after facts rather than feelings Confused
Thanks anyway

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