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I havnt had time to keep track on the bulldozer chips sense they came out is it worth replacing my phenom II x4 955? Just curious sorry if this is the wrong place for this question.
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Same thing happened back in the day when AMD chips were faster than Intel's but had lower clock speeds, remember that? tongue.gif

and who had biggers sales? ;p numbers attract biggrin.gif

anyway this FX-4170 is the first consumers CPU that broke 4.0 GHz point with base speed (not turbo mode) right?
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whatever dude. stock 4.2 GHz cpu redface.gif that is neat, even if architecture is fail

I suppose you're right. 4.2 is impressive. If only it performed like it.....
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I havnt had time to keep track on the bulldozer chips sense they came out is it worth replacing my phenom II x4 955? Just curious sorry if this is the wrong place for this question.

No.
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Maybe the quad can beat the i3 series out now, maybe.
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I havnt had time to keep track on the bulldozer chips sense they came out is it worth replacing my phenom II x4 955? Just curious sorry if this is the wrong place for this question.

Nah they fall short and worse sometimes in games and single threaded applications versus your 955. I would wait till PD which is due out later this year. On the other hand, if you do a lot of heavily multi-threaded things on your PC such has encoding, the FX 8xxx chips are excellent for that and they come very close to the 2600k. Not to mention it's a pretty cheap upgrade worth looking at if your programs needs a lot of threads. If it's being used for gaming, stick with your 955 for now and put money towards a good single GPU thumb.gif
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B3 stepping on the new chips?
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B3 stepping on the new chips?
Nope.
AMD might not even release a B3 stepping and go directly to Piledriver.
Just my guess...
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4.2GHz stock!? Can't wait to see how the 4170s OC; might be very good for a cheap budget build. Hopefully they won't cost more than the 960T or 2100.

FX-6200 is... meh. Hope for AMD it OCs better though.

The price cut on the 8 core models is very nice. However, can anyone confirm which one is being cut? Some sources say the 8150, others say the 8120. 8120 getting a $15 price cut is meh, 8150 getting a $60 price cut is pretty impressive and makes it much more competitive.
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Can't see how they're making money...

they're probably not lol
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It's about time, it was way overpriced considering the performance and efficiency of other chips in its range.
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