Originally Posted by pony-tail
I was under the impression that there was "supposed to be" an FX 8170 out at at the end of Q1 , possibly with a new stepping . It appears to be either MIA or DOA . No word no leaks - not a thing .
Does anybody know what is going on ?
Have AMD just abandoned it to work on Piledriver ?
I thought the same thing about llano and the A8-3870 which was released way late as A8-3870K (black edition) unlocked processor.
Since Trinity is coming Junish from what I've read, maybe they'll make the 8170 bulldozer then. The new trinties are using the bulldozer cores, so maybe they working out the kinks and possible the 8170 will have a good refresh.
Also, the Bulldozers aren't as bad as you hear. They may lose to Intel, but not that significantly. I own a 8120 ams 2600K and can play games side by side and you can't see a difference in most case. although eyefinity shows slightly. I even invited my friend over to show it off and switched the monitor cables around so it looked like they were playing the Intel rig, but it was actually the AMD system and they said the Intel system was faster (it was actually a couple of FPS slower) than the AMD. I thought it was kind of funny.
But either warm, they were very close in performance. sure a bench will show Intel winning most, but AMD still can win a bench or two.
Hopefully the next round AMD can catch up, but doubt it especially since Intel is always a fab process ahead at all times. AMD just can't compete with that. I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting tired of Intel's super high prices cause AMD can't catch up. I seen Intel 8-core w/HT going for $4,000 on the old X58 boards. That's just ridiculous.