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Interesting, the chances of me buying an 8350 or 8320 just went up even more... thumb.gif
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post #52 of 182
My thoughts:

Interesting to see that AMD is going really aggressive with pricing now(GPU price drops on teh HD7000 line, HD 8000 line is rumored to be lower than the HD7000's MSRP price according to the leaked Oland gpu spec sheets)

and assuming if Piledriver will increase the performance of bulldozer by at least 10%(gaming wise), as well as run at a lower tdp(and possibly temperature as well), I should be able to edge out the i3-3220 for tomshardwares entry cpu as the 4170 and i3-3220 are very similar at stock clocks, which only difference is the power consumption between the two for the most part. I really think that filling the niche spot for budget gamers between the i3 and i5(so about 120-180) with an extremely competitive processor would gain sales at least on the budget gamer side. Take advantage that sub 180$ intel cpus aren't generally "k" series processors and get that extra performance. as long as it trails near an i5k chip and avoids possible bottlenecks in all situations(including multiple card setups), then AMD I would think would gain a new generation of buyers. If this came back around april(when trinity originally was supposed to be released) Would have loved to see it in a build, but tis too late for me.
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post #53 of 182
when will tigerdirect and newegg start listing these for presale?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

There is no optimizing for any particular architecture. AMD and Intel both have an x86 ISA, but Intel has the better architecture thus most programs are compiled for it.
Intel performs equally well under open source OS.

These benchmarks on Ubuntu Linux says otherwise:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_fx8150_bulldozer&num=6
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AMD has been cutting prices nicely this year.
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At the launch of Bulldozer, I saw one reviewer comment "There are no bad products. Only bad prices". That makes a lot of sense because at the end of the day, the only benchmark that truly matters is performance-per-dollar.

I was one of the ones waiting for the Bulldozer release before upgrading. But when it happened, and the performance and prices were revealed, I went and bought a 1090T instead (even though I already had an AM3+ board ready and waiting). NOT because the 1090T had better performance, but because it had WAY better performance per dollar.

So it looks like AMD has learned something from the Bulldozer release.
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post #58 of 182
AMD has been cutting prices left and right so buying FX-8350 , FX-8320, FX-6300, FX-4300 at launch is the worst idea ever.

I predict the FX-8350 will hit $180 next quarter, with the FX-8320 at $150 or so, FX-6300 and FX-4300 at $100 or less (basically i3-2100 prices) because FM2 A10 and A8 processors are more attractive than FX-6300/FX-4300 without IGP.

AMD should've dropped FX-6300 and FX-4300 pricing. There's no reason to buy either of them unless you own a Tri-core Phenom, Athlon II X3, or other non Phenom II x4 or Phenom II x6 AM3 CPU and also own a AM3+ motherboard. They will be cannibalized by A10 and A8 unlocked CPUs and maybe even locked i5s.

The A4 FM2 CPU hasn't been out for a month and they're cutting prices already: http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012101701_AMD_to_cut_prices_of_A4-Series_APUs.html
Edited by AlphaC - 10/18/12 at 10:37am
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im going crazy waiting for this thing.... i needa take care of this stupid bottle neck with my system i want to get full use of my gpus.
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post #60 of 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by sage101 View Post

These benchmarks on Ubuntu Linux says otherwise:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_fx8150_bulldozer&num=6

Did you read those benchmarks? All it shows is that an eight core chip performs slightly better in very well threaded apps. Not exactly a surprise.
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