Originally Posted by mam72
I will spare you the usual AMD bash and just point out the prices of these two new AMD processors, $ 960 for the FX-9590 and $ 576 for the FX-9370, vexing, to be blunt. Unless we're dealing with circumstantial speculation by a retailer (not unheard of), these prices would put the two new CPUs in direct competition with Intel's Core i7 Extreme processors
They can't really compete with the 3930k, can they?Source
A Stock 3930k, maybe. In Linux. With custom compiled everything.
But that doesn't matter, these are for only three kinds of people. Collectors, those with more money than sense who want a 5Ghz 8-core because they don't understand that a lot of 8350s can do this with a good cooler anyway, and LN2 benchers who want chips that are the very best binned, no exceptions.
Originally Posted by Kaltenbrunner
$ 960 for the FX-9590 and $ 576 for the FX-9370
I know nothing about them but they are expensive
It's piledriver, stock clocked much higher than normal piledriver. Nothing outside typical 8350 OC range though.
So ya, expensive.