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post #151 of 213
OK, Guys come on...
Have some common sense, be a good player and assume BD will be horrible, then wait
for the official benchmarks, and BD will seem even faster! WIN!

EDIT: Or, If it really sucks you will feel better that you didn't waste your money!! Double Win!
Edited by xPwn - 10/9/11 at 8:23am
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post #152 of 213
2600k is $280 at Microcenter Now. Lets see Bulldozer win price/performance with that heavy competition.
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post #153 of 213
I heard they're pricing the one that beats the 2500k at 180 (which makes sense), which isn't bad considering its their more popular performance CPU
    
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post #154 of 213
Isn't lower timing on SuperPi better?
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post #155 of 213
Very glad I just recently built a SB and got away from AMD
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post #156 of 213
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
You have made it quite clear throughout the thread that this is not official, consequently, people are trying to show that lab501, is, indeed, a reputable source. By enforcing this new policy on OCN, anything that comes out before any official AMD statement is not credible, you are smearing websites with some weight in the IT world. This, in my view, is not very professional as it conveys a level of censorship which tries to show some sort of 'bulldozer damage limitation'. When lab501 was showing previews of monster GPUS that were not even out yet, people were happy and did not talk about the credibility. Their FERMI preview was spot on and the final product reflected what they said. The did not sign an NDA then either and censored all the vital data on the GPUs.

Are you that naive? You don't need to sign an NDA to have access to the latest thing. You need a wallet full of cash, how much did Engadget pay for the iPhone that got 'lost'? There is a simple reason for which any relevant information about the CPU is hidden : they do not want AMD to go on an APPLE spree and sue every party that got involved with this CPU.

In order for them to post this PREVIEW, they had to protect themselves. I am sorry to see that not even in the final hour, people do not realize that when a brand new architecture is finished you do not hide it like AMD. Intel showcased Conroe and attacked the FX not with slideshows but with benchmarks! AMD has done nothing of the sort because this CPU does not perform. You keep your customers by showing the monster power of the CPU not by using fancy colours in a slideshow and advertising this as a true octal-core cpu.

The corporate spies did their job and INTEL's reaction with IVY is understandable. They can afford further improvements to the architecture as AMD poses no threat.
Beautifully said.....and 100% correct. Who hides an outstanding product? Better yet, who continually postpones release dates in fear of good news?
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I still can't believe BD is that hopeless in Superpi. 20+ seconds is just unbelievably slow. There's got to be some kind of explanation....
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At worst, all PII holders will wait till next gen AMD, or this will just be a sign of the death of AMD in mid/higher end gaming? SB was really a big hit in OEM and Custom Builders.

Actually, Phenom II were pretty good given the price.
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At worst, all PII holders will wait till next gen AMD, or this will just be a sign of the death of AMD in mid/higher end gaming? SB was really a big hit in OEM and Custom Builders.

Actually, Phenom II were pretty good given the price.
well, I'll be getting SB or SB-E for sure, so they just lost a customer
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This makes me feel super crappy. Looks like my 990fx board is going back to newegg!
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