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After reading through this thread I get the feeling that the intel fanboys are getting nervous.
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Everyone that posted in this thread is getting nervous. Reason = the level of this thread.
I just went to the movie theatre, andbthere were 3 intel ads before the movie started, 2 for the i5. I think intel is getting nervous from the hype generated by FX and Llano. 2 things, it was a first for me to see a proc ad in movie previews, and intel is attempting to increase brand recognotion wit the peons in prep to the fx launch.
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Why did you get an i7 920 instead of an 1156 i5?
Because the i7 920 is faster than a i5 1156. Why downgrade. Guys let's be honest though, an 8 core processor is cool but far overkill and completely unnecessary at this point for 99.9% of the population. Do apps run multithreading? Yes. 8-cores worth? Not many at all. In fact, even hexacore is far overkill for most of us. Does it seems cool, yes, but not practical for most of you.
Don't mean to rain on your Octo-core parade, but imop AMD should push out CPU's that can compete with Intel, and quit it with all extra core mumbo jumbo. Even early Intel quads are on par with AMD's hexacore line.
Edited by whitingnick - 7/31/11 at 12:30am
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What people fail to realize is that CPU price is only a small aspect of a larger picture, which tells us almost nothing. For one, the motherboard will vary in price based on socket. Ram performance will vary depending on socket and so forth....... Overall, the things we need to pay attention to are competing builds, not processor prices. Therefore, we have no proper way to make speculation, even with the price.
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Ha ha. I hope the Intel fanboys don't forget that AMD now owns ATI. Intel has there work cut out for them now trying to compete with the behemoth CPU+GPU+APU manufacturer.
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Ha ha. I hope the Intel fanboys don't forget that AMD now owns ATI. Intel has there work cut out for them now trying to compete with the behemoth CPU+GPU+APU manufacturer.
Intel made what 13 billion last quarter. I don't think they're too worried.
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Will this be faster per core than my current sig rig?

IDK, I really have no idea till it comes out, but till it does I would bet that core for core my current sig rig could best an 8core amd processor. Would 8core have more overall processing power, maybe, but would I care if running applications that only use cores 1-4...???

I really hope amd pulls out a hat trick, but yet to bee seen.

Hmm 8 threads vs 8 threads... lets see if they best intels 4 core with HT. THEY BETTER IF THEY WANT TO COMPETE and make me care about more cores..
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if it only matches nehalem that is not a win for the consumer, unless they do it at a ridiculously low price point, but still that wouldnt really be progress..

I want to see something that makes me cry when I look at bench marks, like what AthlonXP did to pentium back in the day. - If I dont see something like that it better be really cheap.

Does anyone else feel like GPU+CPU is kinda umm whats the word.. stupid? I can see some upside to it but it really doesn't matter I would rather not have a built in GPU in my CPU for my desktop - Just give me more cpu cores or lower temps.
As other have said, when people talk of BD matching nehalem (worst case scenario) they're talking about IPC. I don't see many people on here slating the 9##x series cpus, yet if BD matches nehalem IPC, it will compete with and probably better the 990x's.

Since AMD have been working on BD ground up for ~6 years, and during that time they've seen the performance of nehalem, it would be odd if they released a cpu some 3 years after nehalem's release, that was slower core for core, clock for clock.
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Because the i7 920 is faster than a i5 1156. Why downgrade. Guys let's be honest though, an 8 core processor is cool but far overkill and completely unnecessary at this point for 99.9% of the population. Do apps run multithreading? Yes. 8-cores worth? Not many at all. In fact, even hexacore is far overkill for most of us. Does it seems cool, yes, but not practical for most of you.
Don't mean to rain on your Octo-core parade, but imop AMD should push out CPU's that can compete with Intel, and quit it with all extra core mumbo jumbo. Even early Intel quads are on par with AMD's hexacore line.
What is overkill?
How do you decide what is overkill for someone else

Another thing do you know the performance bd?
Amd is not release a phenom III. This is completely new.

Your logic makes no sense.
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So where is this contest to win one of these CPUs?
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What people fail to realize is that CPU price is only a small aspect of a larger picture, which tells us almost nothing. For one, the motherboard will vary in price based on socket. Ram performance will vary depending on socket and so forth....... Overall, the things we need to pay attention to are competing builds, not processor prices. Therefore, we have no proper way to make speculation, even with the price.
You are very correct, many fail to realize this fact and thump their chests for the CPU manufacturer they love. I for one suffer from what is called "Brand Loyalty", I have been building computers based on AMD since the days that one could put an AMD OR an Intel CPU in the same socket. Even then AMD was cheaper and was equal in performance.
It's the Intel fanboys who are worried that BD will give better performance at an overall lesser price point than the Intel overpriced CPU they bought. Most are too scared to admit this.
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You are very correct, many fail to realize this fact and thump their chests for the CPU manufacturer they love. I for one suffer from what is called "Brand Loyalty", I have been building computers based on AMD since the days that one could put an AMD OR an Intel CPU in the same socket. Even then AMD was cheaper and was equal in performance.
It's the Intel fanboys who are worried that BD will give better performance at an overall lesser price point than the Intel overpriced CPU they bought. Most are too scared to admit this.
What do I have to be worried about? I've been running the best CPU there is (reasonably priced anyway) for the better part of a year while AMD has had absolutely nothing to compete with it. Intel guys aren't worried that AMD might finally catch up, its the AMD guys who should be worried that after all this time AMD may not be able to....
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