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Good and bad.

I'll feel good because if it fails I won't have that stupidly oppressive itch to upgrade, but I'll feel bad because Intel won't really have any drive to improve what they have.
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Intel = Yankees
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I don't know anything about Soccer.
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post #153 of 255
not sure why anyone would care so much.

Unless you have something personally invested in one company over another... there is no need to care who does better.

Whoever is better will probably get the business from people who know.

and people who are fanboys will buy their preferred brand.
    
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Yah, its not like anybody actually needs this crap...
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not sure why anyone would care so much.

Unless you have something personally invested in one company over another... there is no need to care who does better.

Whoever is better will probably get the business from people who know.

and people who are fanboys will buy their preferred brand.
It's OCN, you've been here for 2 months and you have 1,200 posts.

If you're not getting invested in things.. I'd say you must have something for the grey-blue scheme.
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Intel is not going to stop making 1000 dollar EE CPUs. It doesn't matter if BD fails or not. This is not going to happen.

I'm not sure what Intel's EE CPUs have to do with Bulldozer, I must say.

OT: Would be nice for BD to compete, but if it doesn't, I'm not going to cry over it.
Yea, I agree with this. As long as people will pay a grand for a CPU, Intel will keep selling them at that price. I mean why drop the price if people will pay it?

However, If BD dose as good as it is said, Intel might have to drop the price just to compeat, But that is a massive "IF". Would like to see Intel have competition on the high end CPU market.
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Bulldozer won't fail. From the sliver of performance leaks out (not many) it will be very competitive in terms of performance and price. The amount of information that AMD has released about Bulldozer shows just how proud AMD is of Bulldozer.
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Intel would still charge $1000 for a EE CPU. Look back at the Athlon FX 51/55 and the Pentium 4 3.4ghz EE days. The FX 55 was cheaper and faster yet Intel still charged a premium $1000 price tag. Was rather silly to buy either one though.
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No, but recently, Intel have been elevating their >mid-range CPUs to 1,000$.

It used to be that the 1,000$ CPUs were useless unless you wanted to run LN2, like with the X6800.

But now, with the 980x when the 970 didn't even exist.. it's just extortion.
i7-980X is high end, not mid-range. I'm actually more surprised that there were a number of people who felt compelled to go with the i7-980X or even dual hexa-core Xeons (EVGA SR-2) when it was pretty much useless unless you do a lot of rendering or video encoding. I guess after two years of Bloomfield remaining king of the hill, people got antsy for a new CPU. Hmm, wonder if Gulftown will ever drop to $300 like Kentsfield did. It's already down to $500+. Kenstfield went from $1k -> $800 -> $500 -> $300. So far, Gulftown's done $1k -> $800 -> $500.
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