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Although they aren't perfect, AMD does a good job helping people upgrade. Motherboards that support DDR2/DDR3, sockets that support generation after generation, and affordable boards/chips.
Not to mention their APU, which is fantastic.

What is this misconception that Intel boards are expensive? An 88 dollar Z77 Pro3 can max out ivy on air and water.
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What is this misconception that Intel boards are expensive? An 88 dollar Z77 Pro3 can max out ivy on air and water.

That was an assumption. He just said that the boards and chips are affordable. And that's a fact...

To me, as long as FM2 gets GCN-based graphics it's okay smile.gif
   
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Except it will get to a point where upgrading your CPU won't do anything, which would be a true bottleneck.
My reply is two months late due to the thread being necro'd, but it seems that you have missed the entire point of what I said there. Yes, there is a hard line that you cannot cross, but it takes an infinite amount of effort to reach it. Think logarithms.
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there better be small form factor am3+ down the road or, i will be mad.. AMD: mad bro? me: yes. plz just stop
Edited by comphused - 12/10/12 at 3:11pm
post #105 of 216
hey will there be new chipsets for steamroller motherboards
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This is really good news for the folks who bought into the wonderful little FX4170 for example. Or the poor suckers who bought FX8s for gaming.

Or the poor souls who bought the mobile Phenom II line... (I kid. tongue.gif)
     
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This is really good news for the folks who bought into the wonderful little FX4170 for example. Or the poor suckers who bought FX8s for gaming.
What makes the FX-4170 so wonderful, and an 8 core so terrible?

I think the FX-4170 is terrible value. It was 1/2 an 8120 for 3/4 the cost.
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This is really good news for the folks who bought into the wonderful little FX4170 for example. Or the poor suckers who bought FX8s for gaming.
What makes the FX-4170 so wonderful, and an 8 core so terrible?

I think the FX-4170 is terrible value. It was 1/2 an 8120 for 3/4 the cost.

moar gigahertz
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post #109 of 216
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What makes the FX-4170 so wonderful, and an 8 core so terrible?
I think the FX-4170 is terrible value. It was 1/2 an 8120 for 3/4 the cost.

there is a minimal cost to produce any product, usually to scale it out a bit isn't much more exspensive. So the 4170 might cost 75% of a 8120
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its because the 8350 is made for severs
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