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Hi guys.

I have been putting off my purchase of the FX series cpu's until the FX8170 becomes available.
Does anyone know when this cpu will be available?

I went ahead and bought myself a Asus Crosshair V, currently running a 1090T in there lol.
Really looking forward to getting my hands on it.
    
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Maybe around march? I'm not sure. *inb4youknowwhat*.
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Probably around March...
The 8170 might have the B3 stepping from the start.
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Mmmm still awhile then...
Been saving the cash for the FX8170 for quite some time now xD and with the launch of the AMD 7xxx only 4 days away, I might just end up getting a 7970 in the meantime..Should be able to raise the cash for the FX8170 by the time its released. Hopefully it will have be B3 Revision and I really hope it performs a little better than the current range.
    
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Mmmm still awhile then...
Been saving the cash for the FX8170 for quite some time now xD and with the launch of the AMD 7xxx only 4 days away, I might just end up getting a 7970 in the meantime..Should be able to raise the cash for the FX8170 by the time its released. Hopefully it will have be B3 Revision and I really hope it performs a little better than the current range.
The problem is...
Even the 8170 with a B3 stepping will bottleneck the 79x0 series.
It certainly does with 69x0 series...

I suggest you keep your current CPU and GPU.
Piledriver should work on current AM3+ motherboards.
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post #6 of 35
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The problem is...
Even the 8170 with a B3 stepping will bottleneck the 79x0 series.
It certainly does with 69x0 series...
I suggest you keep your current CPU and GPU.
Piledriver should work on current AM3+ motherboards.

A lot of my mates feel the same way, I've just been waiting for so long lol
I have multiple pc's, I've just always been a bit of a AMD fanboy, not denying the current range of Intel's are fantastic..I just prefer AMD.
Also I am not like most people, I don't really care about benchmarking, I only care about playing my games at 1920X1080 at Max/Ultra settings with fps over 60, then I am happy biggrin.gif
    
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Quote:
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The problem is...
Even the 8170 with a B3 stepping will bottleneck the 79x0 series.
It certainly does with 69x0 series...
I suggest you keep your current CPU and GPU.
Piledriver should work on current AM3+ motherboards.

A lot of my mates feel the same way, I've just been waiting for so long lol
I have multiple pc's, I've just always been a bit of a AMD fanboy, not denying the current range of Intel's are fantastic..I just prefer AMD.
Also I am not like most people, I don't really care about benchmarking, I only care about playing my games at 1920X1080 at Max/Ultra settings with fps over 60, then I am happy biggrin.gif
Well if that's the case, the 1090T won't disappoint you.
The CHV is in my opinion the best AMD motherboard out there and should be able to push your CPU to the limit. wink.gif
If you have to, have to get BD...
Just get an 8120 and call it a day.
I don't think there will be a noticeable difference between an 8120 B2 and a 8170 B3.
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With AMD switching to TSMC, will there even be time for a refined BD or 8170? Might have to wait it out for PD.
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
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With AMD switching to TSMC, will there even be time for a refined BD or 8170? Might have to wait it out for PD.
AMD might be moving its APU line-up to TSMC.
CPUs will continue to be manufactured (the wafer) at Global Foundries as far as I know.
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wait for PD see whats done with PD first before considering, just incase they do get it right with PD biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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