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It aint over
I just find it funny that some people think Intel can do no wrong but go out of their way to bash AMD.
The main argument is that
"It doesn't matter that AMD's processor goes head to head the 990x, its the "Extreme" line.
How does that not matter to someone on some level especially when we are talking a 60 percent price difference against performace? So because it is "Extreme" and performs almost to the level of a $250 processor that it should never be questioned because
"thats just the way its been", sounds like alot of things in history that needed to change when people said that.

I could make the same argument. The 2500K smashes the FX-8150 and it's $100 less. Even the i3 2120 is faster than the FX-8150 in cases where all eight cores are not utilized.
 
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post #132 of 495
Extreme editions have always come at a premium. They are not meant to be competitive price/performance wise. Solution? Deal with it and stop crying.
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post #133 of 495
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Originally Posted by AMD4ME View Post

Actually many people are completely happy with BD CPUs because they provide good performance at a very nice price. AMD mobos are typically cheaper than Intel mobos too so people can get all the computing power they need at a fair price without supporting a criminal company. What's not to like? As the AMD Bulldozer Owners thread here shows, the BD CPUs can easily be OC'ed to 4.5 GHz. and the perfomance scales well so it's definitely a good deal for many people and they get to have OC'ing fun and increased performance to boot, regardless of how many CPU cores they buy.

Amen!

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post #134 of 495
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Extreme editions have always come at a premium. They are not meant to be competitive price/performance wise. Solution? Deal with it and stop crying.

Exactly. Did people forget AMD also had a $1000 FX-62/60? Not to mention Intel's $300 E6600 outperformed it in every category.
 
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post #135 of 495
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Exactly. Did people forget AMD also had a $1000 FX-62/60? Not to mention Intel's $300 E6600 outperformed it in every category.

Hey now, i actually liked the FX-60! And those Opterons of the day were beastly....
 
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Yea try overclocking that BD and see how much power it consumes.

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/amd_fx-8150/12.html

Yes there seems to be a 36w difference on this benchmark for total power... I do see the savings.
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No stock that could be because AMD must have have stopped production as there rumors that AMD is shutting off on the Desktop CPU market or who knows the FX must be selling like hot cakes.

EE's are like a limited edition so hence the high price, but yes that price would not be justified if there nothing better, it would be like a trophy sitting on my screen.
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post #138 of 495
Just read this whole thread.... and the only input I have is that both sides of this argument have some good points and some horrible ones as well.
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post #139 of 495
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Originally Posted by AMD4ME View Post

The reality is the FX CPUs work just fine, OC well and scale well, so they are a good choice for many people.
The haters are gonna hate no matter what. Hating doesn't change anything. People buy what makes them happy not what an Intel fanbois tells them to buy.

You'd have to be a hardcore AMD fanboy to not realize that Intel won hard in the Sandy Bridge vs Bulldozer. Like I said before, I would have gotten Bulldozer but they made a subpar product.
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It aint over
I just find it funny that some people think Intel can do no wrong but go out of their way to bash AMD.
The main argument is that
"It doesn't matter that AMD's processor goes head to head the 990x, its the "Extreme" line.
How does that not matter to someone on some level especially when we are talking a 60 percent price difference against performace? So because it is "Extreme" and performs almost to the level of a $250 processor that it should never be questioned because
"thats just the way its been", sounds like alot of things in history that needed to change when people said that.

Why do you keep bringing up a last generation processor? Bulldozer was meant to compete with Sandy Bridge, and it failed hard. The Extreme processors have always been a high binned collectors item. They are one of the few processors you can pretty much destroy in any way and Intel will still replace it.
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post #140 of 495
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http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/amd_fx-8150/12.html
Yes there seems to be a 36w difference on this benchmark for total power... I do see the savings.

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