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Originally Posted by Sunshine323 View Post

These chips are awsome. And the price tag isn't wrong either compare it to a limited edition sports car like a ferrari ENZO or bougatti veyron,

Funny because those two cars can't handle corners.

I'd take an M3 anyday.
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Funny because those two cars can't handle corners.

I'd take an M3 anyday.

hehe, leave them alone I guess I would too.

Some day those people will learn their lesson for buying this AMD chip (limited edition? what's so big deal about that?). lachen.gif
 
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if you want to break the world record overclock it could be well worth it. thumb.gif
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I personally miss AMD being the budget performer, but since moving into SFF builds its been intel since there havent been any decent SFF mainboards until just recently. AMD really needs something to get it past the bad PR it accumulated with Bulldozer release.
    
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I'm happy I bought what I bought, since AMD is going to roll out Steamroller on AM3+, all I have to do is get the new CPU, and I'm done. No new motherboard, ect. Long term cost savings works well.
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My tinfoil hat may be on the fritz - but I still think the only way that AMD themselves would ask that kind of price for a chip is if it clearly outperformed the competition.
Early steamroller drop? Coup d'etat ooh la la tongue.gif
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You're missing the point. No one cares if the Intel priced chip beats it 6 times to Sunday. It has nothing to do with that at all.

You want to know what's a cheap easy way of getting your name out there? Re-releasing a chip with over voltage at a high clock rate that grabs attention. You and I are not their focus of the marketing as it stands. Guess who is? The kids running around E3 who don't PC game and see "AMD First to 5.0ghz!" And think "man, AMD must be boss with CPUs and they come in consoles!".

Here I'll sooth your soul. Intel should be bought at that price level for price/performance.
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Well, even if AMD 9590 doesn't come to the performance of at least an i7, what average joe is really going to know the performance? I mean, for example, when it comes to cars, I have no clue what I'm looking for, I just look for what *looks* good, *sounds* good, and seems *appealing*, AMD seem to be pulling the same trick here, I mean come on, you have an average joe, walks in to his local computer store, looks at this "AMD FX Centurion 9590 - First 5Ghz processor, 8 Cores!" and then looks at "Intel Haswell 4770 - 3.4Ghz, 4 cores", please tell me, what the consumer is going to go for. Because I have a sure idea that they're going to go with what has the higher numbers.

We'll just have to see how this goes anyway...

As enthusiasts, it is our duty to help the un-informed, and not let them get taken advantage of by shady marketing tactics.

If anyone is considering buying a 9590 and does some research, they'll know better than to NOT buy it.

Sadly, a lot of people will see 8 core and 5 GHZ and assume this is the fastest chip out there.

I'm personally disappointed that AMD has chosen this marketing route, considering how big of a deal they made about clock speeds back in the day.
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My avatar says it all about people complaining about price performance.

I just hope that we hear less and less from AMD users and their Price / Performance arguments as their sole reason for buying AMD.

AMD has thrown out their Price / Performance image out the window by releasing these CPU's.

For a while now, I've been telling people that AMD has been playing the Price / Performance card out of necessity. They're not cheaper because they care about the consumer, but because they need to in order to compete.

At least the original FX series from back in the day WERE the fastest for $1K, these are not.

IF Steamroller lives up to the hype, and it is indeed faster, good luck finding the 8350 replacement for $200 like it is now.
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So are the 8350 and the 8320.

Ya i was going to get the 8320 but i couldnt resist paying afew extra bucks for the 8350. If they bring down the 9590 to say 450, people would be like "ah heck with it ill pay the extra" from the 9370 to the 9590.
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I'm happy I bought what I bought, since AMD is going to roll out Steamroller on AM3+, all I have to do is get the new CPU, and I'm done. No new motherboard, ect. Long term cost savings works well.

Ya Steamroller is going to be what im going to upgrade to... Pop my 8350 out and pop in the steamroller.. I do hope its 30% faster single core performance tho.. Id be ok and settle for 20... Under 15 though and i might just stick with my 8350 and wait for haswell E 8 core.
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1.5v.. This thing does seem a bit of an epic fail tbh. Would prefer AMD brought a new arch for competition rather than clocking the bjeezus out of old architecture. Oh well my 3960X is safe for a while yet.. CPU hardware is the most stagnant and boring it has ever been mellowsmiley.gif
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My voltage is 1.504v at 4.6, a little higher at 4.8

Problem is you need really high grade VRM sinks
    
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