Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
I read it wowza. He made a few good points, but none that I honestly care about.
the two FX series processors are going to be bundled together apparently at just slightly over the cost of a single one (I'll believe it when I see it, but it's what I read).
the motherboard will probably be EATX, like it's server brothers, so space shouldn't be quite as tight. I think actually a dual socket motherboard would be practically impossible with ATX (look at your motherboard and imagine slamming another CPU socket on it anywhere!)
four memory modules isn't terrible, as it will be likely that users will be fast upgrading to 4 GB anyway as the system requirements of Vista begins to make games write "recommended: 4 GB of RAM" on the box. Having 4 X 1 sticks is cheaper (and probably faster) than 2X2 GB sticks. Hell even Dell recommended 2 GB of RAM for Vista machines, and these are word processors! You certainly don't want 3 GB of RAM do you?
and who said you'd have to buy two graphics cards?
If any of the counter arguments I've made have been even hinted as being untrue then please correct me. That fella (from my homestate nonetheless) knows nothing more than anyone else at this moment.
1. So, prepared to put down at least $1,500 for proc's? Better get your arms and legs ready.
2. EATX Motherboards are expensive, now throw in the kind of retarded configuration that 4x4 lays out. Yeah, Can you say motherboard for $800, maybe more? Did I mention theres little selection of EATX cases? Did I also mention the added expense? Hmm... ATX? Oh cmon, don't be silly. They'll make them, no one will buy them.
3. The memory comment is unclear. Cheaper + Faster Does not = Better. You forgot to factor in capacity. When games actually need 4 GB of memory, what good does it do to have 2? You just paid $3000+ for everything else and you decide to choke the system with that? Ok?
4. Two graphics cards are showcased as being required to take full advantage of the performance gains. Ask any gamer with a bangin' CPU if they buy a $2000 system and then get a single card, hell, even a crappy card. I didn't think so.
Any person with a clear understanding of the situation understands that AMD IS
pulling a former Intel. 2 CPU's, 2 GPU's, A Motherboard that costs both arms, a cooling solution that costs both legs, and then you have to power it. Then comes the power bill, hehe
. FCG knows what he's talking about. If your prepared to give up an arm and a leg because its AMD, well buddy, its your money, not mine.