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The latest rumors surrounding the release date of AMD’s Bulldozer, or FX series, or Zambezi, desktop processors have them coming sooner than later (for a change). After being bumped from September to October, they now apparently will debut on October 12.

Better still, the price keeps dropping on them. The top Bulldozer, the eight-core FX-8150, should cost around $245, while another eight-core, the FX-8120, will be priced at just $205. The six-core FX-6100 will run $175.

At that price, the FX-8150 should seriously undercut the price of the Intel Core i7-2600K (currently around $315), unless Intel decides to drop its price. Considering that it is rumored to be readying the i7-2700K for release soon to counter the Bulldozer launch, Intel may very well be planning to make the i7-2600K more affordable.
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This is just speculation but BD's performance must be abysmal compared to a 2600k considering this price structure. I'm afraid Intel is never again going to have any serious competition at the bleeding edge of performance...

Intel = "The best CPU's money can buy."
AMD = "Hey, they're really cheap!"
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errrr... why is this in software news?
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Reeeeeepost. Mods delete this thread please. Also, why is this in software news?
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
This is just speculation but BD's performance must be abysmal compared to a 2600k considering this price structure. I'm afraid Intel is never again going to have any serious competition at the bleeding edge of performance...

Intel = "The best CPU's money can buy."
AMD = "Hey, they're really cheap!"
It's not about just IPC. If AMD can gain market share it's a win. There is more than one way to skin a cat. Low power and high clocks will negate some of Intel's lead and price will do the rest. AMD doesn't have to beat Intel, they just have to be successful.
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uhm the October 12th release date is nothing new, it has been known for at least a week now.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
This is just speculation but BD's performance must be abysmal compared to a 2600k considering this price structure. I'm afraid Intel is never again going to have any serious competition at the bleeding edge of performance...

Intel = "The best CPU's money can buy."
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You can't base performance off of price. If we look at the GPU market, there are many examples where a cheaper crossfire setup perform on par or better than a more expensive SLI setup.
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You can't base performance off of price. If we look at the GPU market, there are many examples where a cheaper crossfire setup perform on par or better than a more expensive SLI setup.
So you're saying just crossfire the cpu's then? Genius!
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So you're saying just crossfire the cpu's then? Genius!
What? Where did I say that?
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