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How is it unrealistic? The X6 1055T sells for $160 and that's with 50% more cores
but minus almost constant 1Ghz on all 4 cores at stock?
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but minus almost constant 1Ghz on all 4 cores at stock?
It's the same silicon as the 955, and look at it's price. All these chips are capable of 3.7ghz. It's nothing special. Certainly not $200 worth of special. Look at what it's competing with, then ask yourself is it a reasonable price.
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In 1 month when AMD FX Series is out this could be the subject of a serious price decrease
Super cheap 3.7Ghz quad core with 4Ghz+ capability on stock cooler? I can see how this will do very well in 1 month
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In 1 month when AMD FX Series is out this could be the subject of a serious price decrease
Super cheap 3.7Ghz quad core with 4Ghz+ capability on stock cooler? I can see how this will do very well in 1 month
Because it's so vastly superior to the 3.6ghz and 3.5ghz models before it, right?

Considering BD will be released in one month, this is one of the more bizarre SKUs lately.
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Pointless, a 2500K kills it and can be had for the same price or less.
If you already have a board that supports it but are running something older or slower like an Athlon II X2 then this could be a decent upgrade. Of course it is probably better to get a cheaper one and overclock it but for people with this platform already who don't OC it is definitely a good option as performance at 3.7Ghz is actually pretty darn good.
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So according to most of the haters in here....my 940 is the exact same as the 980.

They're both Phenom II!!!!!!!!!!! They are the exact same processor! Considering mine does 3GHz at 140watt and the 980 does 3.7GHz at 125watt should show there is a reason there are price differences. Each chip is different, just the same architecture(granted my 940 is not the exact same being AM2+)

I'd be more then happy to buy a 980 if I wanted to upgrade...700GHz extra while running cooler with less power, I'm sold. But my machine can do anything the more expensive machines can do for what I use it for so why upgrade before BD.
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It's the same silicon as the 955, and look at it's price. All these chips are capable of 3.7ghz. It's nothing special. Certainly not $200 worth of special. Look at what it's competing with, then ask yourself is it a reasonable price.
Nah.. I don't think it's worth the current price but 120 bucks like he want? Maybe no. Maybe 10 bucks increment would be fine by me. + I don't have to void my warranty.


This isn't anything new as well even on the other side before the whole "K" series premium for the unlocked.

Anyway, I agree it isn't worth around 190 but no way 120.
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Considering mine does 3GHz at 140watt and the 980 does 3.7GHz at 125watt should show there is a reason there are price differences.
TDP does not equal power consumption. And it's still incredibly overpriced. ~150 would be a lot to pay for it in my opinion.
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So according to most of the haters in here....my 940 is the exact same as the 980.

They're both Phenom II!!!!!!!!!!! They are the exact same processor! Considering mine does 3GHz at 140watt and the 980 does 3.7GHz at 125watt should show there is a reason there are price differences. Each chip is different, just the same architecture(granted my 940 is not the exact same being AM2+)

I'd be more then happy to buy a 980 if I wanted to upgrade...700GHz extra while running cooler with less power, I'm sold. But my machine can do anything the more expensive machines can do for what I use it for so why upgrade before BD.
>700GHz
>GHz
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So according to most of the haters in here....my 940 is the exact same as the 980.

They're both Phenom II!!!!!!!!!!! They are the exact same processor! Considering mine does 3GHz at 140watt and the 980 does 3.7GHz at 125watt should show there is a reason there are price differences. Each chip is different, just the same architecture(granted my 940 is not the exact same being AM2+)

I'd be more then happy to buy a 980 if I wanted to upgrade...700GHz extra while running cooler with less power, I'm sold. But my machine can do anything the more expensive machines can do for what I use it for so why upgrade before BD.
It's just doing the math. They are charging $20 more for each 100Mhz speed bump. Not even Intel does that.

Besides, you are missing the point on this one. Your chip is the older revision. All new 955, 965, 970, 975 and 980 chips are the newer 125w revision, and ALL of them have an overclocking wall at around the same clockspeed. It's the manufacturing process + architecture saying that. You suddenly weren't able to achieve a much better overclock with a 980BE than with a 955BE or 965BE. You might get lucky with a golden chip that will go a little further, but it won't be by much, and in fact you migth come across a golden 955 or 965. So, for the asking price, you might as well go with a 125w 955BE or 965BE. Anything more expensive is just ridiculous.
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