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post #31 of 95
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Why is everyone freaking out over this? This has been done before, and by both Intel and AMD, its nothing new.
And 2500K owners are clearly not the target market for this chip.

Lol, exactly. Who didn't see this coming?
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For me, kind a behavior after AMD downfall with BD, Intel is now charging more for the same product with just a tiny difference.

Monopoly rings a bell???
    
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post #33 of 95
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Why is everyone freaking out over this? This has been done before, and by both Intel and AMD, its nothing new.
And 2500K owners are clearly not the target market for this chip.

QFT.
I'm still curious to see what it can do, though...and intrigued, because maybe it means Intel sees the AMD's upcoming FX processors as a competitor. That'd be refreshing ;p.
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Monopoly= No incentive to innovate
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Monopoly= No incentive to innovate

*** are you talking about? They are releasing a new line up in like six months, maybe less. On top of that you haven't seen the specs on these chips. For all that you know this could be a full 8mb cache cpu with ht disabled which would be a good deal imo.
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Just something Intel can charge more for and sell to people who dont realize its pretty much the same as a 2500K just going to be like $40 more.

AMD does it too. Phenom II 955, 965, 970, and 980.
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AMD does it too. Phenom II 955, 965, 970, and 980.

And it's been done forever, AMD 386DX-40 (vs the 33, 25, etc)

This. Is. Not. Monopolistic. Practices.
    
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post #38 of 95
This is just a refinement of the 2500 the way the 2700 refines the 2600- they're quite literally THE SAME DAMN CHIPS. Intel may have just altered or streamlined the manufacturing process so that they can make more of them, cheaper, faster, and the speed bump is just a perk it seems. The higher price is purely because these are "new", and so, they can charge more under that guise. But once again, it's the same chip.

So, it's not supposed to be seen as an "upgrade", it simply replaces the market segment the 2500K was aimed at. So, stop being disappointed. Frig.
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AMD does it too. Phenom II 955, 965, 970, and 980.

Forgot 975 smile.gif
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When is Intel going to make unlocked dual-cores? Enough with the shenanigans. It's my hardware (hypothetically, if I was stupid enough to buy a SB i3), let me do what I want with it.
 
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