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Wait, $300 for this thing? lol
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Originally Posted by MadCatMk2;15346028 
Price goes down, OCN complains.

I didn't see anyone complaining about them being cheaper. I see people complaining that even after the drop in price, they are still too expensive for what you are getting
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Originally Posted by Joephis19;15346108 
I didn't see anyone complaining about them being cheaper. I see people complaining that even after the drop in price, they are still too expensive for what you are getting

Thank you! +1
    
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Originally Posted by Joephis19;15346108 
I didn't see anyone complaining about them being cheaper. I see people complaining that even after the drop in price, they are still too expensive for what you are getting

+rep for the ultimate clarification.
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;15340030 
The BD FX is not a choice for the future. By the time games support more cores, both AMD and INTEL will take out brand new products and people will jump on those. Think back when the first Athlon 64 came out. AMD used the same sales pitch 'we have 64, we are for the future'. By the time 64 bit was supported enough and started being used by everyone, AMD launched a new generation of CPUS which was faster and better. The same guys that were crying AMD For The Future, sold their 64 bit Athlons and bought new chips.

If you want to feel better when you make the BD purchase, then keep telling yourself that BD will be competitive in the future.

Now your just preaching to the choir.

But that same scenario can be said for Intel fans also, but add in the cost for a new motherboard for nearly every gen.
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;15344924 
I'm with the guy that said 99 bucks. Not a penny more. I paid 120 for my 965 and it's faster (for my purposes) - that's pretty amusing when you think about it.

The problem with such limited views is that it can be used the other way as well.

The 8150 competes and even at times beat a 2600K in highly threaded tasks. The 8150 is cheaper. That's pretty amusing when you think about it.

BD also plays games well (for 95+% of users) as the CPU is almost a non-issue these days, unless you have something terribly slow...

BD is like a fine wine, it'll get better with time.
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Originally Posted by Fuell;15346539 
The 8150 competes and even at times beat a 2600K in highly threaded tasks. The 8150 is cheaper. That's pretty amusing when you think about it.

The problem is that the great majority of programs are lightly-threaded, and in those benchmarks, the 8150 fares much much worse than the 2600k (or the 2500k for that matter). In fact, even the PHII 1100T beats it in these applications.
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post #128 of 194
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Originally Posted by Fuell;15346539 
BD is like a fine wine, it'll get better with time.

Computer parts are nowhere near like fine wine. On the contrary, they are like ice cubes from the moment you buy them. Furthermore, they get replaced with time. doh.gif

You can buy your BD and wait for it to get better with time. A smart buyer will keep their Phenom and go straight to Pilediver or Ivy Bridge. wink.gif
 
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post #129 of 194
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Originally Posted by Fuell;15346539 
The 8150 competes and even at times beat a 2600K in highly threaded tasks. The 8150 is cheaper. That's pretty amusing when you think about it.

8150 - 3.6Ghz Turbo to 4.2Ghz
2600K - 3.4Ghz Turbo to 3.79Ghz

Clock for clock the 8150 can't keep up to the 2600K and barely beats the 2500K
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Originally Posted by Fuell;15346539 
BD is like a fine wine, it'll get better with time.

SB-E Drops in less then a month, Ivy Bridge in less then 5. BD will be all but forgotten come november 15th. In fact i can hear the amd fans complaining about comparing the 3930K vs 8150 comparo's already. It's ok to compare the 8150 to the 980X but not the 3930K eh boys?
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Originally Posted by Don Karnage;15347092 
8150 - 3.6Ghz Turbo to 4.2Ghz
2600K - 3.4Ghz Turbo to 3.79Ghz

Clock for clock the 8150 can't keep up to the 2600K and barely beats the 2500K



SB-E Drops in less then a month, Ivy Bridge in less then 5. BD will be all but forgotten come november 15th. In fact i can hear the amd fans complaining about comparing the 3930K vs 8150 comparo's already. It's ok to compare the 8150 to the 980X but not the 3930K eh boys?

Honestly if this Intel vs AMD crap continues here I think allot of people are just going to stop posting or even visiting this site. It's utterly childish and it grows too long in the tooth. This issue has gone completely past being a relevant topic to nothing more than a middle school level of cyber bullying because some people don't buy the "popular" brand.
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