Originally Posted by robwadeson
yay, I saved $10 on my rig
I think AMD should make more powerful cpus instead of making cheapo ones (no profit)
Your assuming it cost more to make an i7 than an i3, or a FX-6100 cost more than an FX-8120, that would be a mistake.
I'm fairly confident it doesn't cost more to manufacturer various CPUs of the same architect, they sell better performing CPUs for more profit.
Just look at the Ultra Expensive CPUs, they hardly perform better than the similar CPUs of the same Architect...
Don't be fooled by cost to manufacture, Intel & AMD will make money on their CPUs, bank on that..
I'd dare say it doesn't cost Intel much more than a Pentium Dual Core to MFG an i7, I could be wrong, but I doubt it, though it cost them a lot of money to develop new architect and build MFG Plants, that is for sure.
Originally Posted by Phoenixlight
I thought AMD stopped making Phenoms?
I don't know about that, but I know they still sell them in the stores!Edited by _GTech - 3/3/12 at 10:38am