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Is the difference in the external clocks of AMD and Intel still a multiple of 2 as it was back in 939 and 775 days? Where the external clock of Intel's chips are listed in the QDR format (i.e. 200=800mhz) and AMD does DDR.
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They are both way beyond having a limited " front side bus"

the new FSB's are in multiples upwards and around 10x.

I really haven't kept up with it because it doesn't feel like a limiting factor on either platform.

My interpretation is mostly opinion. If someone knows the real speal I would be interested in gaining that knowledge.
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1155 is a dead socket though. There won't be any more 1155 boards or CPUs coming out.

do you have proof? Hate to sound anti upgrade but, that not where i'm coming from.
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do you have proof? Hate to sound anti upgrade but, that not where i'm coming from.

Haswell is just about to be released and its socket is 1150? I honestly didn't think proof of that was needed.


another thought. Why is AM3+ touted like its not a "dead socket" just because more CPU's are going to be released in that socket, doesn't mean you will have the hardware to support the changes. The only chance you have of not having it "dead" is if the company releases a bios for you to take advantage of any CPU performance upgrades. All other tech advancements are left behind, to truly get the performance out of your new CPU, you still need to upgrade to newer chipsets within the same socket.
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micro codes can be added unofficially if need be but, i would hardly call that official support/not dead. I think i remember (i might be wrong here) ivy bridge wasn't expected to be 1155 yet is. either way all i'm saying is there might be some life left in them. I'm thek ind of personal that likes to keep the same mobo and windows install for as long as possible due to the massive amount of work to a new build and windows install (but loads of games and software).
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micro codes can be added unofficially if need be but, i would hardly call that official support/not dead. I think i remember (i might be wrong here) ivy bridge wasn't expected to be 1155 yet is. either way all i'm saying is there might be some life left in them. I'm thek ind of personal that likes to keep the same mobo and windows install for as long as possible due to the massive amount of work to a new build and windows install (but loads of games and software).

That is kind of exactly my point, you might upgrade some.. but you're really lucky.. especially if your MOBO is more than 2 years old to ever get a bios update to support newer stuff. I highly doubt my ECS 790GXM-AD3 supports a 8350, on any level. Still the same socket though.

It seems like AMD is trying to appease older customers with cheaper upgrades, but at the same time shooting themselves in the foot, by not being able to design a socket which would better suit the newer architectures.
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tbh..If it was me..I'd run that setup until Haswell/Steamroller..
Haswell will be here 1st.
I'm a bit leary of waiting on something good from AMD nowadays frown.gif
 
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tbh..If it was me..I'd run that setup until Haswell/Steamroller..
Haswell will be here 1st.
I'm a bit leary of waiting on something good from AMD nowadays frown.gif

Vishera was a significant improvement over piledriver.. It actually competes with the 3770k on some tasks. Which is nice since its a similar architecture chip. (4 cores, 8 threads)
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tbh..If it was me..I'd run that setup until Haswell/Steamroller..
Haswell will be here 1st.
I'm a bit leary of waiting on something good from AMD nowadays frown.gif

This is what I was looking for. The 1st of March?

Haswell is 1150 I'm assuming.

Any pricing?
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your computer is still good, you are not in need of a upgrade, if you wish you could buy a good cpu cooler for and overclock it to 4ghz or close, and if you are still looking for some fun, maybe start a closed loop
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