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The chip can easily overclock. It is just unfortunate that even when overclocked it barely gets past the performance of many current processors at stock speeds. Still, free performance is free. It is just an interesting part, but not always in a good way.

So in the end is the FX-6200 worth it? Yes and no. It fits the price/performance envelope for a product in its category. It overclocks easily. It is still a 3.8 GHz product that has fair performance across the board. It does not abduct your family or set your house on fire. It just is simply not the budget performer that we were expecting or hoping for. Better luck next time.

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First news post, hope I didn't mess anything up.

Sadly, this revision doesn't bring anything new. High power consumption after OCing and still not that big of a performance gain compared to Phenom II.
Edited by GuardianDuo - 4/4/12 at 8:15pm
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Just clocked higher? No thanks. Amd should just release a phenom iii and forget faildozer
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i am holding out for Piledriver....really hope they make it not fail. Im holding out on a new processor for PD....this is a decent processor, but PD better be amazing...
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Just goes to show how bad of a product the FX is

6-core trading blows with a THREE YEAR OLD QUAD-CORE...
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They better make miracles with piledriver, or they will going down.
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Yay, a higher stock clock on an unlocked CPU.
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I hope PD brings AMD back. Nothing would make me happier then having an AMD cpu again but with performance like this there is no way I'm going to do it. I'm an AMD fan for sure but if the performance is not there I'm not buying it.

If there CPU's were anything like their GPU's we'd be in good shape.
    
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I hope PD brings AMD back. Nothing would make me happier then having an AMD cpu again but with performance like this there is no way I'm going to do it. I'm an AMD fan for sure but if the performance is not there I'm not buying it.
If there CPU's were anything like their GPU's we'd be in good shape.

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This is what i told my wife a couple months ago, it's why i sold my amd system, BD is 400Mhz+ equiv slower than phenom, phenom is what another 200-400Mhz equiv slower than 2500k....and the 2500k isnt a *B* to oc past 4.2Ghz rolleyes.gif
 
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I wouldn't even call it a revision cause its still a B2 stepping
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