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If they get rid of socket processors for the mainstream performance category (LGA 1155) I'll be switching to AMD unless the enthusiast socketed chips are reasonably priced, knowing Intel they'll probably charge an arm and a leg for the privileged of switching out my CPU. rolleyes.gif
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Uh oh guys - start the self-flagellation and fear mongering now:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/embedded/processors/asb1-bga/Pages/asb1-bga-processor-family.aspx
AVAILABLE AS BGA! OH NOES!
The end of the world COMETH JETZT!
AMD must have noticed the Intel FUD threads before coming up with that announcement.

Lol. I don't know if this is serious, an irony, or you're just trolling my brain tongue.gif

Besides, AMD has had embedded processors since the Geode days rolleyes.gif
   
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You're comparing $170-200 CPUs to $300+ CPUs.... why?
83** competes with i5's just fine, (in fact, the 8350 plays with a 3770 in encoding) and APUs destroy i3's.
Had you said "AMD does not directly compete with Intel in the high-performance segment", then... yes. But to say they don't compete is a lie.

Why am I comparing them? Because they exist and if AMD's CPU line wasn't so slow the price difference wouldn't be massive like it is now. They don't directly compete, why can't you accept that? AMD competes with Intel where it can but it sure as hell isn't directly.

AMD's flagship trades blows with an i5..... Wins in some multithreaded situations and gets destroyed in lightly threaded situations. That is how many CPU's down from Intel's flagship? Give me a break.

Would you really say AMD's graphics division was "directly competing" with Nvidia if their flagship was an HD 7850 while Nvidia still had the GTX 690?

Considering the 7850 would directly compete with a 650TI in both performance and price, even before factoring in overclocking... yes. Duh.

Directly competing means that the price is equal between 2 products, or at minimum they are in the same price range. The 7850 and 650TI are in the same price range. Therefore, they directly compete. The 3570k and 8350 are in the same price range. therefore, they directly compete.

I believe the term you were looking for in the 8350 vs 3960X debate was "indirectly compete", since they are both flagship CPUs, not in the same price range.
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On a note of sanity, any manufacturer could solder one of these to something that could be plugged into a socket on a motherboard.....

Maybe it would add to the total cost, but it is an option still.

IMHO

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On a note of sanity, any manufacturer could solder one of these to something that could be plugged into a socket on a motherboard.....

Maybe it would add to the total cost, but it is an option still.

IMHO

dunx

Then we would have CPU partners like we have GPU partners and Motherboard partners. Interesting concept.

"I would like to buy a Gigabyte Z97-UD3, MSI GTX 880, and an Asus i5-5570k please" tongue.gif
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"AMD: We're not abandoning socketed CPUs" biggrin.gif

Im no Stock genius, but when a company has a good idea and its shares are SUPER low, doesn't that mean its time to buy?
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"AMD: We're not abandoning socketed CPUs" biggrin.gif
Im no Stock genius, but when a company has a good idea and its shares are SUPER low, doesn't that mean its time to buy?

In fact, you're late.

They've gone from $1.8ish to $2.6 in the days that the new Opteron lineup has been in the market smile.gif
   
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I understand if long time Intel rig builders are pissed and want to take their cash to the configurable components. AMD is on the consumers side for sure... They want our business. I'm willing to bet that if this is true, Intel is already sure the consequences will be acceptable. Maybe they need the ball grid to take full advantage of a new manufacturing process. IDK. What will become of the motherboard manufacturers? I'm no business guru but seems to me the motherboard manufacturers will likely suffer unless Intel decides to play nice. I wonder if there will even be chipset varieties or just one setup for each proc. Regardless of the plan they will be fast I'm sure.

Edit: I deleted some of my post before I submitted the first time.
Oops lol
Edited by nukem - 12/5/12 at 1:49am
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who ever believe the intel rumor then you know nothing about "business".
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If they release something that's as powerful as the 3570K's Intel equivalent in the future, I wouldn't hesitate jumping ship. rolleyes.gif
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