Originally Posted by Wr3ckin_Cr3w
I don't see anyone except maybe one person "attempting" to defend this epic fail. AMD is the only company that stands a chance to rival intel, they needed something big and failed at it big time. I'm pretty disappointed, but i'm still leaving my 2600k in the corner, i'm not gonna pay some ridiculous price and help out a company that just steals ideas and stamps out the competition to get where they are today. That's probably the sentiment most AMD fans have around here.
You pay a "ridiculous" price because AMD failed hard, not because of Intel but because of AMD's ongoing failure.
The 2600k is worth every cent, in fact it is a bargain at it's current price. Intel could charge $500 now that bulldozer is a faildozer.
If you stick with AMD you will not have 2600k performance levels for 12 months plus.
So don't punish yourself with mediocre products just cause you don't like a particular company that offers better products.
I will be picking up a 2600k over the weekend as AMD's products are simply not good enough and I refuse to spend my money on mediocre chips which will cost me a fortune in power bills.