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post #1 of 6
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AMD has done so much for the the gamer in the past I just feel bad because this 4x4 thing is probley go over like a ton of bricks.
I just hope they sell some of them to pull through this, everyone know's Intels chip is better at the moment and Intel has the means to out do AMD.
As it looks no one has bought any or posted any reviews at newegg yet.
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I find this whole situation to be quite interesting. A year or two ago, AMD was dramaticly on top with a much more efficiant CPU archatecture, and Intel was scrambling to make up ground by increasing clock speed as far as the laws of physics (and ptractical thermal limitations) would let them. Now Intel has the much more efficiant design, smaller chip archatecture, and quad-core CPUs, and AMD is franticly trying to make up ground by increasing clock speed and adding more CPUs to the motherboard.

The thing thats funny is any of these CPUs will run games just fine. I am still on a Pentium D and it kicks ass. I guess in the end we just all end up with a bunch of really fast CPUs for much less then they were two years ago, and I am all in favor of that!
post #3 of 6
AMD hasn't yet thrown in the towel.
They're not top of the line now like they've been for a year or two, but they
know how to counter, just waiting for the time to be right.
ATI had something AMD wanted, What, I dont know, but it'll happen when the time is right.
Meanwhile, buisness as usual.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but,
I've felt over the years Intel has alway's had good sale's when AMD has alway's focused more on the gamer and overclocker's.
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post #5 of 6
Its well known that 4x4 is just a stop-gap - AMD knows it is dropping behind fast due to the Intel suprise that is C2D, and it is developing its next batch of processors.

In the mean time they still need sales so 4x4 is just an attempt to grab a tiny bit of the enthusiast market - its mainly aimed at the server market
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post #6 of 6
4x4 is not server. What the hell would a server need quad SLi for?

It's gamer oriented, I'm sure when the time comes, there will be a R600 chipset on that board.
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