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If Intel will go BGA then AMD will be the only way out for real builders, I guess.
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Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

They are directly competing with Intel and NVIDIA while having 90,000 fewer employees. They have the FX-8350 which outperforms the Core i5 3570k is several situations. They don't have to compete with all of Intels products to compete with them. The Core i3's integrated graphics gets absolutely obliterated by all of AMD's APU offerings yet the APU's and Core i3's directly compete with each other.
There are several reasons to buy AMD processors. They're far from irrelevant.
#1. APU's compete with the Core i3 while offering much BETTER integrated graphics and being cheaper.
#2. Hybrid Crossfire (7660D + 6670)
#2. The FX-8350 and FX-8320 are at the same price point as the Core i5 3570K but perform better with Rendering, Decoding, Encoding and Encryption.
#3. HSA in the future for APU's
By the way AMD held 19% of the desktop processor market in 2011 and their long term debt has been cut in half since 2008. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

This is where AMD should try to make it's money, we don't all play games.
 
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I'm okay with AMD being my only choice for a desktop build. They have always been playing catch up, especially since the Core 2 series from Intel, but recently they have made some great advances towards better performance. They aren't 1 to 1, but the difference is little enough that it'd be hard to notice.

 

That said, I recently looked at a lot of AMD motherboards for a friend of mine and I noticed they don't offer a lot of the same motherboard/chipset features as Intel.... what's with that?

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post #74 of 103
+1. I don't need the fastest, just fast. I'd gladly go AMD if Intel starts crapping out BGA only (or with very little wiggle room for LGA/PGA)

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Socket CPU market to AMD: We have already abandoned you.
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i have a very old mobo ecs k7som+ 7.5c still works and uses duron 1.3ghz soldered to the board.
and it sucks because many times i want to place in the oven and remove the cpu and place athlon xp.

i miss the days when intel and amd shared the same socket(7)
     
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Originally Posted by 2002dunx View Post

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

OMG, kinda like LGA packaging?
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i miss the days when intel and amd shared the same socket(7)

And I miss the days of vacuum tube computing. I don't think "those days" are coming back.
 
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Good on you AMD.
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I don't mind switching to an AMD CPU if Intel goes BGA, but only if AMD CPU's can keep up with Intel BGA performance within a 10-15% margin. Otherwise I might have to heavily consider both options.

Down sides to having one's CPU tied to the mobo if either motherboard or CPU fails the other follows and we're stuck having to replace both. I remain reluctant to think that Intel will completely drop out of the high end CPU market. We'll see.

If it does happen with Intel BGA only, I wonder if AMD can force mother board makers that support AMD CPU's to make AMD video card only mother boards?
     
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I'm pleased AMD has gone on record for not going to kill off socketed CPUs. Intel has yet to go on record saying they are going to kill off socketed CPUs. Intel is many things, but they aren't stupid. They aren't going to stop producing socketed CPUs.
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