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post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by Nicolas11x12;13832400 
Probably because there are no Bulldozer CPUs released yet. Once they are out the prices of all the 990FX motherboards will probably bump in the high.
That's why I'm buying an AM3+ 990FX board now and not later. biggrin.gif

I really do not think they will go up. Just because this new chipset doesn't have big improvements. Native SLI is the biggest improvement on these boards and many 800 and some 700 series boards will support BD as well, so the price point as its at is probably pretty accurate.

But I bought one now anyways. smile.gif
Edited by Chuckclc - 6/11/11 at 4:02am
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post
pfft.
66Mhz higher than most stable OC's?
Pass again.
Most stable OCs are about 1600-1700 range, few can run 1800 on AMD systems but now you will be able to buy 2000 MHz RAM and possibly run it. This is significant, 1333 stock to 1866 stock is a big jump.
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post #23 of 45
Because AMD = cheap
Read that how you will.
post #24 of 45
i think the term "best bang for the buck" is suited here atleast thats what i think AMDs as far as i can remember and i had alot of amd's were always best bang for the buck in terms of performance and price, they been great with budget builders like me ^-^.
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post #25 of 45
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pfft.
66Mhz higher than most stable OC's?
Pass again.
For a base clock, yeah, 1866 Mhz is better than a OC to 1800Mhz which I can barely get to. How about 2400 Mhz when oc'd? That impress you? It certainly does impress me.

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The FX-8130P we reported earlier to be a 3.8Ghz Stock chip with Turbo Core upto 4.2Ghz but the default clocks shown in the video are much lower, The CPU is clocked at 3.2Ghz(201 x 16.0) @ 1.44V with a max TDP rating of 186W, 8 Cores/8 Threads and 8MB of L3 Cache. The user also ran on overclocked settings of 4.12Ghz(1.44V) with the memory clocked at 2400mhz at CL7 timings.
http://wccftech.com/2011/06/10/amd-f...0mhz-ddr3-cl7/
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 6/11/11 at 10:10am
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post #26 of 45
I wouldn't call $239 cheap, comparatively to historic pricing on the AMD platforms.
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post #27 of 45
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post
This.
I just bought an 890FX board because the 990 features are not my thing.
Power saving mode and SLI support...for $30 more?
Nope.
Sorry...that doesn't make sense to me. $30 bucks more to make it a bit more future proof is chump change

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post #28 of 45
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You ever see that $100 HDMI cable that didn't have any increase over a $15 HDMI cable?

Yeah... still think price is a direct indication of performance?
Wow, talk about off topic......
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I'm personally loving the low prices of the 900 series chipset. Thank god I decided to wait sill BD came out and not decided to jump all over SD like most people.
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post #30 of 45
heck yes. im buying the Crosshair V right now!
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