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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
they should just sell these to alienware lol
I said some thing like that once and chunk chimp busted me for trolling.
pissed me off too.
I did Laugh Out Loud +1
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post #32 of 135
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Originally Posted by tubers View Post
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Suit yourself. I'm waiting for the 4GHz stock Phenom II with a TDP of 125w. That'll be impressive.

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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.
Though you DO make a good point. Personally, since I have very little money on hand, I would probably go for something that's still AMD based. I've always had good results from the Phenom II line and I don't want to spoil myself with something amazing, like the 2500K or something, and then be eventually forced back into working with the Phenom II line. I've already done it once and it wasn't easy. >.<
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post #33 of 135
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Suit yourself. I'm waiting for the 4GHz stock Phenom II with a TDP of 125w. That'll be impressive.



Though you DO make a good point. Personally, since I have very little money on hand, I would probably go for something that's still AMD based. I've always had good results from the Phenom II line and I don't want to spoil myself with something amazing, like the 2500K or something, and then be eventually forced back into working with the Phenom II line. I've already done it once and it wasn't easy. >.<
The thing is, at the same price point, you can get a Sandy Bridge CPU/Mobo combo and have it destroy a Phenom II x4/x6. It seems like the only good time to go AMD now is if you wanna build a HTPC and you need a cheap dual core.
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post #34 of 135
Why are so many of you getting all mad with AMD about this, it's nothing new and Intel does the same thing. As the manufacturing process matures, clock increases can be made. I will say I'm not a fan of these small 100MHz bumps, but AMD isn't forcing you to buy their highest clocked chip. The 955BE is still the best buy in the Phenom II X4 series. The highest clocked chip in a series is often not the best deal and this is no different.

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At least it's at 125w TPD and not 140w like the 970
I think you mean the 965BE: link. It's the only Phenom II chip that was 140W, later a 125W version was released to replace it. The 970BE is a 125W chip: link.

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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.
Those are interesting numbers you fabricated there but they are false. According to CPU World the Phenom 955BE cost $245 upon release, and today it costs $129.99 on sale at Newegg. That's about a 47% price drop. Then if you count the 940BE AM2+ chip which released at $275, the drop in price to what the 955BE costs now is 59%. I mean no offense at all with this reply but I don't appreciate people just making up numbers in order to make their argument sound valid.
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Lots of AMD hate from all sides. You can't blame them for trying to sell a chip to the uninformed masses; why they are a business you know. It seems like you guys also have a short memory as EVERY chip maker tries to make a last huraah when they are about to switch architectures.
post #36 of 135
You can get cheaper PII's and overclock them to that speed for much, much cheaper than that. I really only see this as AMD reaching out to the overclocking community as it is the highest clocked PII with an unlocked multi.
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This is robbery... honestly. since the core 2 quad line intel has spent tons of money into making new CPU lines while AMD just re-branded their phenom II line. What have they been doing with all that money they didn't use. if bulldozer isn't proof that AMD put alot of it into R&D then i jump ship forever..
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I'm tired of these intel fanboys trolling all over the place. Hopefully bulldozer will make them shut up for a good while.
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This is robbery... honestly. since the core 2 quad line intel has spent tons of money into making new CPU lines while AMD just re-branded their phenom II line. What have they been doing with all that money they didn't use. if bulldozer isn't proof that AMD put alot of it into R&D then i jump ship forever..
This isn't a rebrand. It's a speed bump; something that has been done in the PC industry since forever.
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post #40 of 135
oooo...
this is becoming really boring thread...
so what if amd gave new/old cpu...
dont like it, dont buy it...
if u wanna go SB go, if u wanna wait for Buldo, wait...
but if u dont wanna go either way, buy iphone and play with it... maybe u can OC that cpu to max... with watercolling and add more memory...
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