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I'd like to sell mine and grab one of these if the price difference is small enough, I can barely get my chip to 3.7Ghz as it is. If AMD was going to do anything with the Phenom II line, they should have lowered the TDP as mentioned above.
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post #92 of 135
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Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01 View Post
I even fail to see how they're going to make money with these chip. AMD should just get rid of all the K8 chips they have left and proceed with Bulldozer.
Maybe that's what they're doing and having to create another line to sell more.
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post #93 of 135
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
no, get a 2500k for only $20 more, this Phenom ii is horribly overpriced

Unless this $200 phenom ii is cheaper than the bulldozer cpus and you are getting AM3+ board, then maybe.
hmm I don't see myself going Intel anytime soon. My AMDs haven't let me down yet. Sure, they are slower, but they are enough for me. I am in no rush.
I agree that it is overpriced. Considering that the 965BE was priced at 180€ 3 months ago. Think I saw a price tag earlier today at 139€.
Bulldozer will be in my next build, unless I get really bored..
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How many people are really going to build a new am3 system when am3+ is coming out in a month?

Pointless cpu is pointless, just a money making scheme.
How is it a money making scheme?
It takes over the 975BE's price point and knocks it down a notch.
i.e. Standard speed bump
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How many people are really going to build a new am3 system when am3+ is coming out in a month?

Pointless cpu is pointless, just a money making scheme.
I too, fail to see how this will make them money, considering their upcoming release is supposed to render all their current stock of CPUs obsolete, both performance and price-wise. If anything, this release will make them lose money, hence why I'm against this.

As for people asking who would build an AM3 system, you will be surprised. We've got a whole college in our town upgrading from Pentium 4s and we were considering Intel's platform, but judging by how quickly they replace their sockets, they plan on going with AM3+ motherboards and with cheap as chips AM3 CPUs, then have the headroom/long term support and ability to expand to the Bulldozers. I could very well do the same with my next build, depending on how much further the AM3 chips drop in price. Then move to the Bulldozer once the "enhanced" version comes out. Simples.
    
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I don't even see any sites selling this... Did AMD even release it or just send it out to review sites?
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C3 can handle ram past DDR3-1333 much better.
Nominally, it should, but I always had problems with a 965 trying to use DDR3-1600 even at SPD timings. And I shouldn't HAVE to mess with the hypertransport and north bridge timings and voltages to achieve that.
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I too, fail to see how this will make them money, considering their upcoming release is supposed to render all their current stock of CPUs obsolete, both performance and price-wise. If anything, this release will make them lose money, hence why I'm against this.

As for people asking who would build an AM3 system, you will be surprised. We've got a whole college in our town upgrading from Pentium 4s and we were considering Intel's platform, but judging by how quickly they replace their sockets, they plan on going with AM3+ motherboards and with cheap as chips AM3 CPUs, then have the headroom/long term support and ability to expand to the Bulldozers. I could very well do the same with my next build, depending on how much further the AM3 chips drop in price. Then move to the Bulldozer once the "enhanced" version comes out. Simples.
this is assuming that bulldozer is going to perform in real life as the speculation. AMD has fallen short in performance numbers for a long time now compared to the intel chips. the appeal of the 980 is quite simple and im sure it will sell well. with the 980 being 3.7 ghz, a 4 ghz oc should be acheived with relative ease. not everyone can oc their 955 to 3.8. i cant even get mine to 3.7 stable. the cost of the 980 really isnt that bad. while i have my fingers crossed for bulldozer....im not holding my breath.
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Phenom phail price.
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The 980 assumes the $195 price point, with everything else stepping down a notch in pricing
And yet, the 1090T is $189 on NE? And the 1075T is $165:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103858

I've yet to see the 980 on NE, or anywhere else for that matter.

Unless you're a hard core fanboy, there's no point on building a NEW Rig with this chip over a 2500K.

For the time being the 2500K owns the price / performance crown for NEW rigs.
Anyone who disagrees is simply in denial:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=362
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