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I got my Thuban 1 year ago around the time it first released, and at the time it was of great value. It continues to serve my video editing needs well, being as fast as the Nehalem Core i7 clock-for-clock in such multithreaded apps.

I would say Bulldozer and Llano are going to kill the low end Sandy Bridge market. The i3 2100 is sticking yourself into a street with a dead end on both sides. The only way to upgrade with decent benefit is to get the i5 2500k. Llano and Bulldozer will both be able to OC and will probably fill such low end markets nicely. I foresee a popular low-cost 4-core (2-module) Bulldozer as well as dual-core or quad-core AMD Llano processor winning the price-performance battle later this year.
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Mine works great considering I got it for free.
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I got my Thuban 1 year ago around the time it first released, and at the time it was of great value. It continues to serve my video editing needs well, being as fast as the Nehalem Core i7 clock-for-clock in such multithreaded apps.

I would say Bulldozer and Llano are going to kill the low end Sandy Bridge market. The i3 2100 is sticking yourself into a street with a dead end on both sides. The only way to upgrade with decent benefit is to get the i5 2500k. Llano and Bulldozer will both be able to OC and will probably fill such low end markets nicely. I foresee a popular low-cost 4-core (2-module) Bulldozer as well as dual-core or quad-core AMD Llano processor winning the price-performance battle later this year.
From what I've seen of Llano, its clocks are far too low to compete as a "gaming cpu" in the desktop marketplace.

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Mine works great considering I got it for free.
I didn't pay for my i5 either.
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Why the flames about the Thuban chips? *Thinks*

hmmmm I have a 1055T @ 4.06GHz and it does me fine..... Hell! Iv'e even got all the settings maxxed out and still achieve a 30+FPS through Flight Simulator X, and that's still a graphics intensive game.

Iv'e never lagged in any game.

intel fanboys love the incredible and powerful 5fps increase in games
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From what I've seen of Llano, its clocks are far too low to compete as a "gaming cpu" in the desktop marketplace.
Yeah, Llano isn't really meant for desktops. It only makes sense in an HTPC+gaming rig or similar. The mobile version is the one that actually has the fastest IGP. Bulldozer=desktop; Llano=mobile.
    
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Good list. Quite expected. Though honestly, I'm surprised the PII X4 was on there.
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From what I've seen of Llano, its clocks are far too low to compete as a "gaming cpu" in the desktop marketplace
Since when did competition clock speeds matter? A 3.6 PII X4 doesn't have much on a 2.8 GHz i7-950. And based on Llano. There isn't much increase of a 3.8 i7-2600K on a 1.6 GHz? Llano for every day tasks. Double the clock speed, 30 seconds more on Pi.
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Since when did competition clock speeds matter? A 3.6 PII X4 doesn't have much on a 2.8 GHz i7-950. And based on Llano. There isn't much increase of a 3.8 i7-2600K on a 1.6 GHz? Llano for every day tasks. Double the clock speed, 30 seconds more on Pi.
Clocks speeds matter a lot when you consider the only Llano we've seen in action was at 1.8ghz. Do you think it's going to be able to compete, as a gaming CPU, with 3+ghz Intel chips? Or even other AMD chips?

The article is talking about GAMING CPUs. I specifically said Llano, at those clock speeds, can't compete AS A GAMING CPU. Said nothing about not being a good product. Good grief. Get a hold of yourself, and think first.
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Clocks speeds matter a lot when you consider the only Llano we've seen in action was at 1.8ghz. Do you think it's going to be able to compete, as a gaming CPU, with 3+ghz Intel chips? Or even other AMD chips?

The article is talking about GAMING CPUs. I specifically said Llano, at those clock speeds, can't compete AS A GAMING CPU. Said nothing about not being a good product. Good grief. Get a hold of yourself, and think first.
Err, you're forgetting the fact that the 1.8GHz chip is for laptops, not desktops. Normal Intel laptop CPUs don't run at 3GHz+. For gaming in desktops, again, you have to look at Bulldozer.
    
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Err, you're forgetting the fact that the 1.8GHz chip is for laptops, not desktops. Normal Intel laptop CPUs don't run at 3GHz+. For gaming in desktops, again, you have to look at Bulldozer.
I'm not forgetting anything. What is it with reading comprehension these days? "only Llano we've seen in action was at 1.8ghz. " THAT is what I said. Edit: and keep in mind it was in response to THIS comment: "..dual-core or quad-core AMD Llano processor winning the price-performance battle later this year."

Show me a video, or some evidence of (much) higher clocked Llanos, and I'll agree they can be competitive as a gaming CPU in the desktop marketplace.

This isn't the "best laptop CPUs for poking around on the internet" or "best notebook CPU" article. It's the "best gaming cpus" article.
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