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Newegg is going downhill.
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Newegg is going downhill.
They aren't that bad!
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I don't like their new page format.
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I hope those of you who support 4x4 dont see us who criticize the platform as Intel fanboys. I personally think 4x4 is a dumb idea. I also thought that sticking two Prescotts together to make the Pentium D Smithfield was also a dumb idea. It ran very hot, was power hungry and was outperformed by the competition. Now AMD is facing the same scenario. 4x4 is AMD's Smithfield.
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Yes I agree, I think Amd should drop their prices a bit more while they are waiting to release something that is more competitive, they've been riding the x64 for a long time, and it had a good run, but it seems they are pulling an intel trick by trying to jury rig old hardware in the hopes to make more money.
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I don't like their new page format.
Seconded.

I simply hate multiple cores in the extreme. a) it's what intel seems to be doing in recent years...picking a part of the CPU and going to extremes with it, first mhz, now cores b) cores just don't help as much as a new artitexture does. C2D owns because of the new design, not because it is dual, and now quad, core.
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Seconded.

I simply hate multiple cores in the extreme. a) it's what intel seems to be doing in recent years...picking a part of the CPU and going to extremes with it, first mhz, now cores b) cores just don't help as much as a new artitexture does. C2D owns because of the new design, not because it is dual, and now quad, core.
You think they can just make a completely new marchitecture every year? The only way to go is out. They can't build up anymore.
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Hmm interesting, the X6700 also costs $1500 on Newegg right now as well, and 4x4 is sold in pairs of processors, so [b]AMD has the cheaper quad core[b], but since it is 2 dual cores running at 125W there is increased power consumption. Benchmarks seem to go back and forth and remain pretty close though.

Edit: Im surprised more people havent commented on this.
Uhh, AMD has not released a quad core. They have released two CPUs to make up for it. The QX6700 is clearly the victor. Embarrassing..
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A new architecture every year isnt feasable for any company, or for the consumer. It would get bad ratings, #1 it would likely be rushed, and #2 the consumers would be getting screwed even more so, since it would be a continuous doubt on their purchase, should they have waited the few extra months, or gone with what they got.

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And I quoteth myself..

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AMD has the cheaper quad core, but since it is 2 dual cores
Edit2:

The reason why cores are being added is with current materials there are limitations that are being approached, sure you can get a lot of mhz over a wire or transistor, but add millions of them and they operatable speed decreases greatly
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You think they can just make a completely new marcitecture every year? The only way to go is out. They can't build up anymore.
They shouldn't get the world excited about 80 freaking cores. It's silly to simply add more cores when they could be working on new designs.
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