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I don't think they're TRYING to rob. It's probably a law of supply thing. Low on supply so pricing higher. And there's going to be low demand too since news of Bulldozer coming out soon.
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post #42 of 135
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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.

I say the sweet spot is the 955x4 because it may seem like the 965 is a better binned chip but so far from a lot of threads majority of 955's are able to hit 4ghz with better voltage over majoritys of 965's (From what I've seen so far) =]

To see that the abilities of these new 980's are able to hit 4.2-4.4 with lower voltages(per some of the reviews) these 980's are nice but for the price its just not cost effective over the sandybridge
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You know, I have no idea why AMD hasn't made Phenoms dual-CPU capable. C'mon, dual quads? that'd have to kick some butt.
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post #44 of 135
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You know, I have no idea why AMD hasn't made Phenoms dual-CPU capable.
Huh? Phenoms are the cpu themselves - how would you make a cpu dual cpu capable? They have opterons for purposes that would require multiple cpus/many cores. In games and applications that utilize few cores this would be pointless.
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You know, I have no idea why AMD hasn't made Phenoms dual-CPU capable. C'mon, dual quads? that'd have to kick some butt.
Im no AMD engineer. But if I were to guess it would be because AMD Phenom's only have one link to the north bridge. Just like you can't run 2 920s in an SR2 because the 920 lacks that extra link to the north bridge (QPI).
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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.
This. X1000

You can't use sandy bridge or any other processor without the motherboard, RAM, (a graphics card), a Power Supply, Optical Drive and a Hard Drive.

The Ram is different despite being DDR3. They use different voltages, and are optimised differently for the Intel and the AMD Platforms.

The Motherboard pricing is very different and AMD boards cost less than intel's. Historically, motherboard for the AMD platform have been lower than those for the intel platform.
    
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this 980 should be priced $120 if they really want to sell it.
     
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post #48 of 135
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this 980 should be priced $120 if they really want to sell it.
That's an unrealistic price and you know it. >_>

The 2600k should be $10, because that's what I have in my pocket right now. Herp derp.
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That's an unrealistic price and you know it. >_>

The 2600k should be $10, because that's what I have in my pocket right now. Herp derp.
I actually think it would be a fair price. *points to 955 black edition* At least, it's much more close to a fair price than 200 is.

You guys really inflate Intel's motherboard prices. When I bought my system, feature rich 890 fx boards were the same price as feature rich P55 boards. In fact, the P55 boards had something the 890s didn't - SLI. They started at ~150 and went up to ~230. Just like Intel. In fact, they're the same price even today http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...cription=890fx
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That's an unrealistic price and you know it. >_>

The 2600k should be $10, because that's what I have in my pocket right now. Herp derp.
How is it unrealistic? The X6 1055T sells for $160 and that's with 50% more cores
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