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MicroCenter: 2500K

You see how it says "Our Price"? And right above it, you see where it says "RetailOriginal Price"?

So no, their price is not their retail price.
This. If the retail price of a 2500K dropped to $170, Microcenter will drop it below that. CPUs are a loss leader at Microcenter.
    
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but intel will have ivybridge by then . I'm so happy I'm not one of those amd engineers right now
Remember, this does'nt cover BIOS updates, later revision, software optimization, new waves of products such as 8170 etc.
    
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Remember, this does'nt cover BIOS updates, later revision, software optimization, new waves of products such as 8170 etc.
True. Maybe by then the IPC will be up to A8 levels.

Here's hoping they can at least get Piledriver right for launch in 6 months.
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Originally Posted by Steak House View Post
This needed to be done, why buy a BD for more when a 2500K is faster, cooler and uses less energy?

BD Price will hit rock bottom when Ivy Bridge comes out. Intel CPUs are becoming more energy efficient - not less... I'm trying to figure out how a California Company (AMD) has missed the whole "Green" Energy Efficient concept. Maybe AMD is responsible for the brown outs.


well for me the BD is the perfect upgrade.

i can run multiple apps and virtual machines and not worry to much....

my 1055T is starting to struggle a bit now with the added extra VM'si am running now.

but i think a extra ssd is in order now. and the the BD jump.

but if you also go to amd's web site they aim this to more the std user and servers and office users... not really gamers
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post #185 of 194
This is exatcly what was wrong with the first phenom series. And now, some years and double the cores later - same mistakes - BUT - If they can fix it the way PII fixed the previouse of its kind - A sexy CPU should be hitting the market, lets say - uhm - start 2012 maybe?

And even tho its just history - that old lady tend to repeat itself.
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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.
this may be the wisest post made on the internet all day. Maybe even all week.
 
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How do you figure? Both chips are unlocked and can hit the same speeds. Clock for clock is ideal for comparison.
A comparison can be made between silicon at stock clocks or max overclocks. It doesn't matter if the max overclock of each chip is different.
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A comparison can be made between silicon at stock clocks or max overclocks. It doesn't matter if the max overclock of each chip is different.
The more people understand this, the better off we all are.

Very high, stable, 24/7 OC under similar cooling setups.

That is what should be tested for enthusiasts. I couldn't care less about stock performance or about clock for clock performance. Just show the chips at the speeds I'm likely to see in the real world with similar cooling.
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The more people understand this, the better off we all are.

Very high, stable, 24/7 OC under similar cooling setups.

That is what should be tested for enthusiasts. I couldn't care less about stock performance or about clock for clock performance. Just show the chips at the speeds I'm likely to see in the real world with similar cooling.
Its just a comparison to see where the chip is in comparison to previous chips or the competitions chips. You don't need to throw it out... the more benchmarks the better. Sure, some people take them the wrong way, but there will always be some people to take each benchmark the wrong way.
    
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Originally Posted by Armand Hammer View Post
True. Maybe by then the IPC will be up to A8 levels.

Here's hoping they can at least get Piledriver right for launch in 6 months.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ulldozer&num=1

FX-4100 matches to being better than the A8
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