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If that price is real, I could see the 6100 being a good seller. If they bring the FX-8120 to the $165 range and the 8150 to the $200 range, those could be popular choices as well. Heck I'd consider getting an FX-8120 to play with if the prices dropped to what a top-end Thuban costs today.
Agreed. If i could get an 8120 for $165, i'd buy it now, run 4m/4c, put it under a Rasa kit,hope for 5.3+ and call it day.
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post #12 of 58
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I'm betting the prices will drop, and drop hard.
+1. In fact im counting on it. The 8150 is overpriced for the performance you get.
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I'm betting the prices will drop, and drop hard.
If they've come to the conclusion BD is kinda fail, probably, to stop the "bleeding." If they can sell enough of those chips, even at lower prices, they can still turn a profit/recoup the cost of the R&D.
 
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even if they do..i don't see the point..
 
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Agreed. If i could get an 8120 for $165, i'd buy it now, run 4m/4c, put it under a Rasa kit,hope for 5.3+ and call it day.
Might have to get a new PSU to handle 5.3 GHz though...even without any GPU load

Man, I never thought there would be a day when a perfectly good TX650 might not be enough to handle a heavily overclocked CPU.
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I personally dont value these very high, meaning I am not willing to dish over 120 Canadain dollars out for this first gen bulldozer. I will probably dish out alot for Next Gen Bulldozer enhanced.


I cant find any FX 4100's... its not on newegg.ca but that micro center has it... however not for online sale though

In my mind i dont care what older gen phenom prices are... However it is unfortunate this new gen stuff (bulldozer) does have to compete against its old phenom price range.

I think since this new stuff is out... it should actually undercut phenom prices because its the same preformance. What happened to Yesterdays preformance for cheaper price... wasnt that the whole Sandy Bridge theme? (it wasnt that much faster than the fastest i7)

Maybe it will happen sooner than i expect because the hungry hippo's will be done upgrading and the FX 8150 will no longer go out of stock every day....
post #17 of 58
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Might have to get a new PSU to handle 5.3 GHz though...even without any GPU load

Man, I never thought there would be a day when a perfectly good TX650 might not be enough to handle a heavily overclocked CPU.
Considering the power savings from 4 less threads, and given the efficiency of PSUs and VRMs, that wall figure comes down a good bit.

Also FX8150 in upper 4ghz isn't that much worst than PH2 X6 @ ~4.2. Maybe another 40-50 watts.

But it's still a hog
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+1 for price drops! I am a cheap ass as always. I still feel this chip hits its performance mark just fine for the performance to cores.

Remember guys in reality the 6xxx are triple cores and the 8xxx are quad cores with physical hyper threading. Performance is nice on these units for the price and better if it goes down. AMD just marketed them as more because the architecture physically performs Hyperthreading and is a marketing plan that will actually work for sales. Regardless of whether more cores are better or not.

Guys, please don't do the Intel fan flame crap here too. I seen someone already trying to do it and once again does not say why he feels that way. Or for that matter facts behind it.
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If they've come to the conclusion BD is kinda fail, probably, to stop the "bleeding." If they can sell enough of those chips, even at lower prices, they can still turn a profit/recoup the cost of the R&D.
oh wait...they R&D'd those crappy chips? shame on AMD such a waste of good dollars
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