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post #51 of 108
No, but if I could make a cpu I wouldn't buy theirs either.

You want a microprocessor built on 22nm fabrication in Q1 next year? That isn't free.

You want a completely new design after years of research and testing? You'll have it with Haswell in 2012/13. This also isn't free.


Yeah they make stupid amounts of money, but it doesn't just go into their pockets. They're also providing something that so far only two large cooperations can produce.

We're not talking about brooms or cars.

Paid $10 more for k, I got 5.3GHz for $10 vs 3.4GHz... I think you're barking up the wrong tree there.

If they were really douche bags they would have released extremes at $700 for the i5 and $1000 for the i7. What would you do about it? Nothing. They aren't selling free performance.
    
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2500k -> 2600k dlc plz?
lol made me laugh.


Steam is gonna partner up with Intel. Winter DLC sale yo! Watch out for their 4 pack for the extra monies savings!!!111!!
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Am I the only person who fails to see where they say it costs anything? In fact, if you press the upgrade button in the top right, it takes you to a place where you can download the upgrade software. Can someone please point out to me where it says it's not free?
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lol

It wants an upgrade card...



No i7-2600k for me "purchased"
Edited by BallaTheFeared - 8/14/11 at 7:07pm
    
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eh, last time they did this it cost monies.

why would they do it for free
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lol

It wants an upgrade card...

No i7-2600k for me "purchased"
Well then, I don't like this. According to the source page all it does is overclock two of them which I have no problem with, because this will pretty much only apply to people who bought a pre-built, or those too stubborn or stupid to learn to overclock themselves. It's the i3-2312M that I may have a problem with. "Increased Processor frequency and cache" To me, that means that the cache was there on-die and is locked until you purchase this upgrade. AMD locked cache on the first batch of Athlon II's, but to unlock it, you didn't need to purchase anything, you just needed to turn ACC on. Just seems like a new way to get money out of our pockets, and I just hope other companies don't follow suit.
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Better than lasering a chip to gimp it. Smart move I say.
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Heh, when I saw the title, all I could think about was this.

www.downloadmoreram.com

Still, I am interested to see how much further they take this. I'll be keeping tabs.
Thats is ****in brilliant
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but it costs them the same to ship you it. Crippled or not.

The ONLY reason they are locking anything is so they can make more money.
What a flash of genius right here.

Reflex99 2012. He gonna make sure the corporations ain't making no profits!
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The only problem I see Is once someone figures out how to do this for free Its going to make the people that payed the extra $$ for this service feel like a idiot.
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