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What's with people and the mentality of "more cores = better!!11"
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Pfffffffft, secret weapon that could obliterate. I'm not even going to finish that sentence. As much as I would like to believe in AMD, I was a sucker once and bought in to the BD bullcrap hype. Not this time, hell no! I'm not expecting much from SR, I'm just hoping its good enough for me to reluctantly fork over cash to AMD and finally upgrade my cpu. I admit PD is pretty nice and better than BD but the power consumption is whack, if AMD fixes that than I'll get a SR chip.
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Pfffffffft, secret weapon that could obliterate. I'm not even going to finish that sentence. As much as I would like to believe in AMD, I was a sucker once and bought in to the BD bullcrap hype. Not this time, hell no! I'm not expecting much from SR, I'm just hoping its good enough for me to reluctantly fork over cash to AMD and finally upgrade my cpu. I admit PD is pretty nice and better than BD but the power consumption is whack, if AMD fixes that than I'll get a SR chip.

Nothing is wrong with the current lineup of AMD chips. Really unless your gaming AMD is still the better way to go.

The Pentium 4 was a horrid gaming chip yet sold like hot cakes. Bulldozer was never as bad as Netburst ether, so really its a problem with it not having a intel logo on it. AMD has more Multithreading power then a comparable Intel chip for much less cost. For some that is a plus, also for most users the current state of single core CPU power is more then enough.

APU's is where AMD should still focus more on, Could care less about the FX series ATM.
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Nothing is wrong with the current lineup of AMD chips. Really unless your gaming AMD is still the better way to go.

The Pentium 4 was a horrid gaming chip yet sold like hot cakes. Bulldozer was never as bad as Netburst ether, so really its a problem with it not having a intel logo on it. AMD has more Multithreading power then a comparable Intel chip for much less cost. For some that is a plus, also for most users the current state of single core CPU power is more then enough.

APU's is where AMD should still focus more on, Could care less about the FX series ATM.

90% of the time I'm on my PC I'm gaming.
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What's with people and the mentality of "more cores = better!!11"
Because more cores are better.

You have a quad. Why?

You can't buy a single core anymore. Why?

ULP processors and embeddeds are multi-core. Why?
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Heres Anand's thoughts on whether or not AMD can catch Intel up this year.

Looks like 2014 could be more there year with Excavator rather than Steamroller.
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so steamroller is for lower power usage
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See i agree, If AMD combined socket G34 with enthusiast stuff they could have a server platform and an mainstream/enthusiast platform without double developement costs much like socket 2011 works
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Because more cores are better.

You have a quad. Why?

You can't buy a single core anymore. Why?

ULP processors and embeddeds are multi-core. Why?

Quad is very reasonable and most games still don't support quad core, 6, 8 or even 10 cores is just a waste and provide no real benefit in normal use.
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