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Cool chips, but they're still limited by FM1. 4.4 to 4.8 just seems unlikely headscratch.gif
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The launch date is very interesting..... Did they launch it that day just to say they launched in 2011?

Why would anyone launch a product on a global holiday and immediately after the buying season is over?
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Originally Posted by Dmac73 View Post

Cool chips, but they're still limited by FM1. 4.4 to 4.8 just seems unlikely headscratch.gif

Why? The only reason llano is a less-than-stellar overclocker now is because the bus clock is linked to everything on the board+APU, including the GPU.

Now remove that from the equation, we are only limited by the chip itself now that the multi's are unlocked. Should overclock better than the 45nm athlon II's
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The launch date is very interesting..... Did they launch it that day just to say they launched in 2011?
Why would anyone launch a product on a global holiday and immediately after the buying season is over?

It does seem kind of wierd....but the new CEO has been trying to push products out the door. We probably won't see any availability till January anyways.
Edited by Slappa - 12/16/11 at 11:35am
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I just hope the GPU portions are disabled properly, so they don't draw power.
Less confusing for the average joe though I guess

If anything, it makes it more difficult for the average joe. Noticed how AMD always puts slightly higher numbers in their names? "Hey, this is a 3870k. It has to be faster than that 2700k."
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If anything, it makes it more difficult for the average joe. Noticed how AMD always puts slightly higher numbers in their names? "Hey, this is a 3870k. It has to be faster than that 2700k."

This.
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I love how their marketing team adopts an Intel-like naming scheme for their processors

oh, this is embarrassing. I thought the article was about an intel release until i read your post. lol
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If anything, it makes it more difficult for the average joe. Noticed how AMD always puts slightly higher numbers in their names? "Hey, this is a 3870k. It has to be faster than that 2700k."

I was referring mainly just to the "k"

With a K people should know that it is an unlocked chip

But yes the higher numbers are deceiving.
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Will be very interesting too see how much graphical power these have.Something equal too a 4870 on the cpu is pretty sick if you ask me.
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If anything, it makes it more difficult for the average joe. Noticed how AMD always puts slightly higher numbers in their names? "Hey, this is a 3870k. It has to be faster than that 2700k."

Everybody does that. Oh look, the I5-2550K is out, it must be faster than the 2500k. Yes, I'm talking about Intel. thumb.gif
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As a consumer I find the naming convention extremely misleading. I immediately thought this was an Intel processor. Lawsuit, please?
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