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this would unlock to a X6?
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That pricing table is horrible. AMD manages to ask higher prices for 200 Mhz speed bumps than Intel.

The sweet spot is the 965BE at $135.

They should just drop the 970BE, and sell the 975BE at $160 instead of $175.

And they should also drop this 980BE. Instead they should have just released a 985BE at 3.8 Ghz, which is a clockspeed they have never reached at stock, unlike Intel (it's always good for the e-peen to achieve these records).

And why is it that AMD hasn't yet had the idea to put the CPU model number clearly written on the Heatspreader ? All those numbers are not very marketing friendly.
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/3/11 at 5:12am
 
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I'd take an h67 i3 2100 build over this any day..
Bulldozer HURRY UP. I want to upgrade!!!
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Yeah.. I hope the Phenom 2 955 would drop to 119 USD asap. That would be pretty awesome (for me at least) xD
$129 close enough? http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail..._-E0A-_-CPU#IT
    
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Again, I bet AMD has a surplus of the Phenom II chips and they are not selling as the lower end chips. They raise the speeds to make it seems better and some will buy even though this is probably a 955 with bumped multiplier. I would rather get a 1090T from my MircroCenter at that cost. Heck, even same some more and go swap whole rig to a i5 Sandy. I only am getting a Phenom II 970 b/c it's a trade, I would never buy these AMD chips.

Bottom line: Avoid 980 970 965 and buy 955.
Thats what I did. Look @ my OC now. Not every 955 will overclock to 4.2 Ghz. I blame my board
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post #26 of 135
Intel may compete on the chip price, but add in the motherboard, and AMD is still cheaper. I can go buy two dual core AMD chips with low end boards for the price of one sandy bridge chip and board, or fit out a PhenomII quad with board, enthusiast memory and hard drive for the same as Intel's chip and board combo.
Chip price is but one factor in the whole platform cost, and while Intel's chips beat everything else out there hands down, AMD still gives plenty of power for the more budget conscious market.
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At least it's at 125w TPD and not 140w like the 970
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Fail...These Phenoms should start at like $100 tops (955) with $5 extra for each 200MHz speed bump version.

I don't get how they think they can price their crap CPUs like this. Their GPUs have more than halved in price since release (which was well after the release of their Phenom IIs) while their CPUs have dropped by like 5%-10% in price since launch.

AMD stop wasting your time and release the Bulldozer already, the more Phenoms you release the less I want to wait for the Bulldozer.
    
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Fail...These Phenoms should start at like $100 tops (955) with $5 extra for each 200MHz speed bump version.

I don't get how they think they can price their crap CPUs like this. Their GPUs have more than halved in price since release (which was well after the release of their Phenom IIs) while their CPUs have dropped by like 5%-10% in price since launch.

AMD stop wasting your time and release the Bulldozer already, the more Phenoms you release the less I want to wait for the Bulldozer.
+1
I don't understand why they keep churning these new Phenoms. Ever since 955 the difference has been insignificant.
Although honestly - ask yourself, how long does it take for AMD to "create" one of these new chips? A week? If it means more revenue for them, good for them I guess.
    
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post #30 of 135
only way this will sell is uninformed consumers look at Ghz and go "hey, this phenom is faster than i7 2500k!" whereas they totally don't understand how different architectures come into play. the SB core is around 25% faster clock for clock, and the only Phenom II worth getting is the 1090t, properly overclocked on NB and CPU. But at this point, do not build a system and wait.
     
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