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Originally Posted by Fuell View Post

people are arguing that Vishera will have a BD core whereas Trinity and Server flavours will be full PD.

I'm not sure what you are basing that on. The server parts will have the same die(whatever that may be) as vishera.
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I wonder how well the "higher GHz = better" selling point works out in the OEM sector. Obviously a lot of brick and mortar's who sell prebuilts go by this kind of thing, more is better, higher is better, etc.
4ghz stock clock sounds a bit better than 3.3ghz stock clock to a newb who is unaware of the intel vs amd performance discrepancies.

I think the notion that "more GHz = better" is slowly dieing. I once overheard the computer sales manager at my work say something along the lines of "it used to be that way, but now there's too many exceptions." I was pretty proud of him. Back in the old days, more MHz did equal faster in nearly every case. I believe it wasn't until the P4/A64 days that clock speed differences became a significant problem in describing which was faster.
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I'm not sure what you are basing that on. The server parts will have the same die(whatever that may be) as vishera.

Yeah, the server parts are definitely the same as Vishera. Vishera is just lower on the bin totem pole. The likelihood of Vishera being any different is pretty much zero.
Edited by Homeles - 9/21/12 at 3:16pm
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$253 for an 8350? Then I get to drop $150ish on a new motherboard? Eff that. Unless it just reaps a world of pain on i5/i7, and I think the odds are better that I will grow a pair of wings and fly around the living room.
    
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$253 for an 8350? Then I get to drop $150ish on a new motherboard? Eff that. Unless it just reaps a world of pain on i5/i7, and I think the odds are better that I will grow a pair of wings and fly around the living room.
It's safe to say the prices will drop to match whatever performance segment Piledriver truly belongs in. These are pre-order prices, which generally are priced higher than the MSRP. The MSRP itself is likely to be high initially, but AMD will be forced to drop the price after the initial new product rush fades.
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Don't worry, that site always lists their chips early and always high.
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The server parts will have the same die(whatever that may be) as vishera.

Almost 2 weeks ago AMD announced new Opterons w/ Piledriver cores:

http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-delivers-new-generation-2012sep10.aspx

And Vishera has Piledriver cores also biggrin.gif
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A FX-8350 for $253.06, that will get blown away by a 2500K quad core for $220 bucks. or a 3570k Quad for $230. lachen.gif
What is AMD thinking?
I was going to point out the AMD Opteron 3280... $349.99
2.4 GHz w/ 8 cores

When the Xeon versions of the i5 2500K/2550K/3570K are the same price as their counterparts.

Which one would you buy?
$349.99(other prices: $269.99/$229.99) AMD HE 3280 @ 2.4 GHz
or
$249.99 FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz

it's $350 because it has a 65W TDP, versus 125W
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Before I start researching the architecture, did they move away from the "two cores are technically one with shared resources" model? I vaguely remember that being a crippling point of BD, but I really am naive on the matter.
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Piledriver will fit into AM3+ sockets, right? And should out-perform bulldozer? That $130 pricetag on the 4 core looks pretty tasty for a Phenom II x4 955 guy like my self!
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Piledriver will fit into AM3+ sockets, right? And should out-perform bulldozer? That $130 pricetag on the 4 core looks pretty tasty for a Phenom II x4 955 guy like my self!

Yes, it's an AM3+ part but I would recommend looking into a 6 core rather than a 4 core.
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