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Didn't AMD launch FX-60 at around $1000 and FX-57 around $800?

As I recall, even those parts were priced lower than the Intel equivalents that they wiped the floor with. And you could buy a mainstream part for a fourth of that and overclock it up to the specs of the FX models without too much trouble.
     
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I bought an Opteron 185 when the FX60 came out . It was almost $500Au . Had the same specs as the FX60 but locked multipliers . I also bought a Shuttle (SB61-G2 rev4) system with a 3.4 EE Intel but that was a complete package so I am unsure of the cost of the Intel CPU on it's own - point is The AMD cpu gave the intel a very good smacking .
I personally do not believe that will happen again any time soon .
I would like to see it happen again , but I would also like to see a Politician that cares about the people that actually elected them not the ones that funded their campaign . That is also unlikely .
Amd will not disappear but nor are they likely to have the performance crown in the foreseeable future .
That said if they can provide bang for the buck I will still buy their products .
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While Intel has some MASSIVE fab capabilities (its insane), if AMD were to start using TSMC for processors (which is 100x better then glofo.), then they would have much improved speed, and TSMC can ship out parts insanely fast.
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They probably wont ever catch up, but they could offer decent alternatives. ie what phenom 2 was to the first gen i5s and i7s
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They probably wont ever catch up, but they could offer decent alternatives. ie what phenom 2 was to the first gen i5s and i7s

Probably not going to happen now, with the I5 at $200 and I3 at $135 AMD would have to offer CPUS's for less then $100. I do believe AMD will catch up and even beat out Intel for a short time in the CPU department, they did in the GPU departmet when everybody thought AMD was out of the game because it couldn't compete in the SINGLE GPU with Nvidia's far serperior 580 GTX at that time people were saying AMD can't compete and will have to offer lower priced high end GPUS as an alternative, then AMD came out with the 7970 and blew Nvidia out of the water and that came from nowhere.

AMD has a good chance now because IVY appears to be a not so much improvment over SB so for what I can tell on the Intel side here (I also have a 2600k) is alot of users that already have a 2500/ 2600k arn't going to switch to IVY. AMD will have a good chance to offer a CPU equivalent of thier 7970 line and come back in the green.
 
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