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Originally Posted by GIPrice View Post
umm because they can get you to buy the more expensive bulldozer, that why.
Meh, after they've recouped R&D and other initial costs, Bulldozer is likely cheaper to manufacture than Phenom II X8 (coz of the smaller die size). They're going to be losing more money on a Phenom II X8 particularly when they have to reduce prices even more on lower end models to make room for the X8. Highly unlikely consumers would pay higher for X8 given it probably won't beat the i7 Bloomfield in anything other than the most heavily threaded tasks.
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Being not as fast doesn't equal it being "too slow".
What do you expect from a CPU that costs a lot less?
i7 970- $594
PHII X6 1090T- $189
Lets not turn this into a fanboy debate.

I owned a 1090T before this.

Fact is that bulldozer is so close it wouldn't be profitable.
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Lets not turn this into a fanboy debate.

I owned a 1090T before this.

Fact is that bulldozer is so close it wouldn't be profitable.
Now I'm a fanboy because I'm not agreeing with you two saying the X6 is a slow useless pile of crap? It doen't make any difference if you owned one,for all we know you could have a had it for a day or never actually used it then sold it.
Yeah saying " Being not as fast doesn't equal it being "too slow".
What do you expect from a CPU that costs a lot less?
" really makes me a fanboy.
Edited by Heavy MG - 5/12/11 at 10:24pm
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i think the problem here is that you are trying to compare 2 processors that aren't even in the same class.

920/930 to 1090T would be a more direct comparison. In which case, the Thuban still loses in pretty much everything except cinebench.
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i think the problem here is that you are trying to compare 2 processors that aren't even in the same class.

920/930 to 1090T would be a more direct comparison. In which case, the Thuban still loses in pretty much everything except cinebench.
It seemed that he was comparing his $600 i7 to a $200 cheapo six core,in the end 1366 still costs more,even a i7 930 based rig. It's silly when you can get a 1155 K unlocked build for much less,or if you still decide to go with AMD, AM3+ ready boards are cheap & good for a less than $200 CPU based system.
i7 920/930 has HT,PHII X6 of course does not,yet PHII X6 still only loses by 15% in most things.
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Now I'm a fanboy because I'm not agreeing with you two saying the X6 is a slow useless pile of crap? It doen't make any difference if you owned one,for all we know you could have a had it for a day or never actually used it then sold it.
Yeah saying " Being not as fast doesn't equal it being "too slow".
What do you expect from a CPU that costs a lot less?
" really makes me a fanboy.
I am mearly stating that the architecture is old and slow, compared to newer intel chips, even on the low end.

I never said that the CPUs themselfs are not capable. 1055T/1090T is still a strong chip.
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Most people here probably dont even use their CPU to its maximum potential outside of benchmarks.

I am very happy with my 1090t. The only thing I could change I guess, is a SSD and some moar ram. Those things are the things that give you perciavable difference outside of benchmarks.

I admit I bought AMD cos of price/performance budget build. Yet I dont feel like I have inferior hardware.
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Most people here probably dont even use their CPU to its maximum potential outside of benchmarks.

I am very happy with my 1090t. The only thing I could change I guess, is a SSD and some moar ram. Those things are the things that give you perciavable difference outside of benchmarks.

I admit I bought AMD cos of price/performance budget build. Yet I dont feel like I have inferior hardware.
Nice, I will go with you on this one too, AMD is cheaper, so it was a great option for me, it does what I need, may be a little low on benchmarks, but at least I can still play every game I currently have on ultra settings without fail and Blu-Ray films are a dream to watch at 1080P I love my AMD PC
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AMD is fine, I had an X6 1055T @ 4Ghz, and let's be honest, I could do my daily gaming and every task as good as with my current i7 2600k @ 4.8GHz.

To be honest, I only swapped to Sandy Bridge because I had a VERY GOOD opportunity of selling my AM3 combo at a very hot price, so I only had to add a little amount of cash on top to get Sandy Bridge.

It was mainly for the e-peen, and for Folding@Home, not really a neccessary upgrade.
    
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AMD is fine, I had an X6 1055T @ 4Ghz, and let's be honest, I could do my daily gaming and every task as good as with my current i7 2600k @ 4.8GHz.

To be honest, I only swapped to Sandy Bridge because I had a VERY GOOD opportunity of selling my AM3 combo at a very hot price, so I only had to add a little amount of cash on top to get Sandy Bridge.

It was mainly for the e-peen, and for Folding@Home, not really a neccessary upgrade.
Now now..... Not everything has to be about the E-peen haha, you should of waited for Bulldozer to be released for performance benchmarks with Sandy or Ivy aswell.
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