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They said they're not competing in performance, that doesn't mean they won't try to beat intel in the low to midrange price/performance. You don't need $1000 chip to play video games. And yes that is somewhat directed at your system.
I buy the best price/performance part at the time. Thus my 3570k and 6950. Prior to the 3570k was my Phenom II x6 1055t.
That's what you did anyways, you bought a mediocre Intel chip instead of buying the AMD or Intel chip that shreds games...

 

I only paid $100.00 for this 2400 & I saw no reason to switch to IVY Bridge ATM. I do get that alot with the 2400 with more of the higher end users here with higher end chips. Does not bother me any really. The 2400 can easily be replaced as I am not on any budgets. I just saw no reason to switch to IVY ATM over the 2400. Im waiting for Haswell. Only time will tell what happens from here since AMD wont compete anymore. Will it stop Intel from making killer chips, Will Intel Chip Prices Inflate?

 

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/363?vs=551

 

I was planning possibly a 670 + a 3570K? as this gen games suck right now and what I play does not use what I have now


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ofc it's biased lol. This is OCN. If it's not made by Nvidia or Intel it's not worth buying rolleyes.gif

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Some people are just too concerned with having the best of everything. I don't really understand it and I never will. Sometimes something cheaper will fit the bill, and perform fine for what you want to do.

Brand loyalty is also stupid. Never has Intel or AMD ever bought me a lousy can of Pepsi. Ever.
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As an enthusiast, this saddens me. Obviously this comment is them giving up - it is not simply because systems are powerful enough today. However, as long as they make chips that are more than enough for gaming when you have a decent GPU, I can live with them not aiming for the CPU performance crown. I just hope that Intel keeps their chips competitively priced and doesn't run away with things.
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What does it matter if they stay in the desktop market if they are admitting they aren't even going to try to compete with intel?
Intel isn't competing with anyone but themselves they could care less about AMD and haven't even batted an eye to them even when AMD had a better product,besides Intel's future plans are on the mobile/ low power front,not solely on desktops.
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Some people are just too concerned with having the best of everything. I don't really understand it and I never will. Sometimes something cheaper will fit the bill, and perform fine for what you want to do.
Brand loyalty is also stupid. Never has Intel or AMD ever bought me a lousy can of Pepsi. Ever.
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I bought this processor from AMD and all they gave me for free is some cheap tiny sticker lachen.gif
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Maybe this is just an insidiously evil plan by AMD to coax Intel into not trying so hard. Then boom! PHENOM III X37 8.2ghz 1170T 12W. thumb.gif
NOW WITH MOAR COARZ ND GIGAHERTZ.
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As an enthusiast, this saddens me. Obviously this comment is them giving up - it is not simply because systems are powerful enough today. However, as long as they make chips that are more than enough for gaming when you have a decent GPU, I can live with them not aiming for the CPU performance crown. I just hope that Intel keeps their chips competitively priced and doesn't run away with things.

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Maybe this is just an insidiously evil plan by AMD to coax Intel into not trying so hard. Then boom! PHENOM III X37 8.2ghz 1170T 12W. thumb.gif

I've got my fingers crossed (probably in vain). I'm mostly an Intel guy, based on purchase count alone. (not into brand loyalty per se) But competition is a very GOOD thing! Let's hope AMD does something to push Intel or better yet, some other company comes out of left field and makes it a 3 horse race! (pie in the sky, I know)
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As an enthusiast, this saddens me. Obviously this comment is them giving up - it is not simply because systems are powerful enough today. However, as long as they make chips that are more than enough for gaming when you have a decent GPU, I can live with them not aiming for the CPU performance crown. I just hope that Intel keeps their chips competitively priced and doesn't run away with things.

For the most part, Intel is competing against themselves. Intel has to convince existing Intel users to buy newer CPU. I wouldn't say it is a total chaos if AMD decides to pursue mainstream segment.
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For the most part, Intel is competing against themselves. Intel has to convince existing Intel users to buy newer CPU. I wouldn't say it is a total chaos if AMD decides to pursue mainstream segment.

I hear you. But that's not necessarily good for prices is it?
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I hear you. But that's not necessarily good for prices is it?

They're not going up... I can't really complain.
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I hear you. But that's not necessarily good for prices is it?

It is too early to conclude anything though. No doubt performance/enthusiast segment will continue to carry premium price tag (in fact AMD did it too with FX-57 being $800 back then).

Mainstream segment wise I am not expecting a price increase. Don't forget that OEM have strong opinions as well.
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