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Has AMD come back with anything since their flop with the FX series?

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Hi everyone,

I'm a long time lurker, however I've been out of touch with the forum for a period of time after the release of Sandy Bridge for the Intel platform.I would greatly appreciate it if someone could give me a brief snippet of what has happened so far...

My friend might be upgrading his computer in due course.


Last time I checked, i3 2100K was the king of price/performance with the i5 2500k and i7 2600k? being the king of OCing.

AMD was faltering with their Bulldozer lineup of CPUs which I believe were power hungry and didn't perform as well, since not many programs were optimised for their 6+ cores. Don't get me wrong. I was a bit of an AMD fanboy and this disheartened me a bit, especially after seeing the success of flagship CPUs like the Phenom X4 955. I'm still using my Athlon X4 630 though. wink.gif

I could read through tonnes of threads like I used to...but I've got important exams coming up. rolleyes.gif


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Regards,
John

PS. o.o thanks to the Mod who moved my thread.
That was ninja quick.
Edited by John5mith - 4/15/12 at 9:52am
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APUs and their mobile lineup is doing well. As for their direct competition with Intel's high end or price per performance considering the CPU only, then no.
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Bulldozer was a disappointment in that its not faster than Sandy Bridge and only marginally faster than Phenom II. Other than that, its still a pretty good chip and you can absolutely build a very capable rig around an AMD processor. Im gaming on a pretty potent rig right now powered by all AMD.

If youre building from scratch, Intel the way to go though. No matter how much you look at it, Intel processors are the performance king and at every price point. Add that to Ivy Bridge which will be dropping later this month and it being backward compatible with 1155 sockets, its a really good way to go.

If youre just an AMD kinda guy, you can still build a very sturdy system. A solid AM3+ motherboard and either FX-8120 or even Phenom II X6 and a mighty overclock especially in the NB, and youve got plenty of CPU muscle. Then you can wait for Piledriver to come out later this year and drop it in because it will be compatible with AM3+ sockets. Expectations are for 15% performance boost over Bulldozer. That certainly wont make it a Intel killer but it should hopefully make it a viable alternative.
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