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I have heard Rumors of a 980 Deneb. When will that come out? Will it be the end of the Deneb line?

Currently the Thuban is at the 1100T, does anyone think they will make a 1150? 1155?

What do you think the end game of the AM3 platform will be now that bulldozer is on its way.

I am currently rocking my 740 and looking at an end game chip for this Mobo, not today, but maybe within the next year...

So, What should I be looking for?
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I don't see why you'd go for a 980 Deneb when you can just as easily get a 955 and OC using the multiplier and obtain 980 speeds.

Now this is from the perspective of a "power user/enthusiast" so unless you need the warranty or need system validation (ie. in a corporate/education enviro) then I'd much rather get a 955 on C3 stepping and OC at home myself.
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The 980 should be out for sale very soon from what i have read, and once out at the 185.00 mark-there also saying becuz of the release it will bump the price of all other 900 chips down abit. As far as what you want to replace yours with?, since your not going to for awhile-price vs what else amd will do, i,m sure will play a big factor.

oh and 2 articals, were saying, they beleive Amd is going to strech the 900 deneb line out abit more-interesting, becuz if they do, that should answer your question about the Thuban line as well.
    
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I don't see why you'd go for a 980 Deneb when you can just as easily get a 955 and OC using the multiplier and obtain 980 speeds.

Now this is from the perspective of a "power user/enthusiast" so unless you need the warranty or need system validation (ie. in a corporate/education enviro) then I'd much rather get a 955 on C3 stepping and OC at home myself.
The thinking of going beyond the 955 is the better batching. I want to get to 4ghz+ on my hyper 212+. I live in the hot desert so 75 degree ambient is w/ AC running full hard. No ac I am at hot. So I need all the help I can get.
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As far as what you just said-makes perfect sence, if a cpu upgrade is all you want or can afford. than ya-buy the best one you can for as much money you want to spend. And the 955be is a realy great cpu i like mine, but in fact-some have a prob getting to 4 ghz+ even with the c3 version.
    
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The X6 1090T Thuban is around $189 now,it's a better deal than the X4 980, IMO. Although the X4 980 may run cooler @ 4.0Ghz than a X6.
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It s already out i think i ve seen some benchmarks.
But it s nothing special ,you can get the same with overclocking for older.
   
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