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Sure, no problem.

post #82 of 135
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Hey guys, I've been looking over the reviews and to be honest the 4100 looks pretty decent for gaming, and I wouldn't mind making a little money by selling my sandy bridge cpu + motherboard. Before you say it's slower in everything else, I don't really do anything else other than game, listen to music, and surf on my system, so I wouldn't care. Not to mention I feel like I need a change and i've been dying to go back to amd.

What do you guys think?
my question would be how much money will you make by changing your cpu and motherboard with a brand new one

it would be dumb to do that... in my opinion anyway...

change is bad!~
Edited by HexATL - 10/24/11 at 12:04pm
post #83 of 135
Even last-gen Intel CPUs can beat the FX 4100 like in, you troll.
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Half a Billion dollars of R&D,4 years of development, 2 billion transistors, and someone at AMD "forgot" to communicate with Microsoft and let them know they would need the OS to to be modified to give different instructions, unlikely. This is not the days of old, the relationships between hardware and software developers is much more mature than it was in the 1990's.

AMD had tons of production issues when developing the FX series including loosing months of work in production due to bad practice handling the silicone dies, poor design procedures(automated vs hand designed), an absentee CEO, who was not replaced until about a month before the FX launch...etc.

Simply put, AMD ran out of money on FX, and had to put something on the market. What came out was an incomplete product. Hopefully they will be able to use revenues from the crap lineup of the current FX's to improve what they have done, but it is unlikely that new software is going to magically fix the processors that are already out. The new revisions (B3 might make a difference, but that is still just a might)

If you look at my sig rig, you will see I am a FX buyer to be, and not an intel fanboy. When you look at the numbers you cannot argue fact with future prediction, if you could, you should go out and start buying stocks, and lottery tickets.
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but... if you want a slower system that is labeled amd to make 40 bucks i guess go for it. but i dont think MOST people are sharing the same enthusiasm to change to amd after the bulldozer was released... even if they do save a dollar or two
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It's your decision, do it if you want to
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Just stick with what you have now.
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i know Behemoth has already made his decision, but here's a nice, albeit older, chart with some real, applicable numbers for a popular, CPU intensive game, SC2. i wouldn't expect the FX-4100 to outperform the PII x4:

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Half a Billion dollars of R&D,4 years of development, 2 billion transistors, and someone at AMD "forgot" to communicate with Microsoft and let them know they would need the OS to to be modified to give different instructions, unlikely. This is not the days of old, the relationships between hardware and software developers is much more mature than it was in the 1990's.
wow.

spoken like someone who doesnt know zit about software development.

'communicate' with some major complex software provider, and tell them to implement some very low-level cpu instructions, and it is just ok, is it.

there are endless issues with doing such change in software, from complexity to the willingness of the other company to undertake this with their own effort. if you add the inter-company politics to the equation, and even international politics, things get even more complicated.

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If you look at my sig rig, you will see I am a FX buyer to be, and not an intel fanboy. When you look at the numbers you cannot argue fact with future prediction, if you could, you should go out and start buying stocks, and lottery tickets.
numbers now dont mean anything. if they were, the 3rd supercomputer of the world would not be having rebuilt with opteron chips, which will make it the 1st supercomputer in ranking in the world when it is rehauled.
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Here we go again.
Amd fanboys strike back "Wait for Windows 8 and optimized software for bulldozer and also wait 2-3months for new revision".
Lol. Why not to wait for Ivy Bridge then?
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