Originally Posted by Artikbot
Enough of that. I can purchase a 2x16c Opteron rig and slap a secondhand set of GTX480s for less money than it would take to purchase a Haswell i7 and a high range nVIDIA GPU, and I'd trouce the ever living crap out of it in terms of raw horsepower.
But that is NOT the point of this article. It doesn't matter how cool of a deal you can find used. This article is about comparing Kaveri to current MSRP for new, up-to-date products, so stop it already with your ranting. Nobody cares and you are just cluttering the thread.
Obviously you aren't referring to my last post where I posted all new stuff from newegg. You act like I posted a whole ton of used stuff, when I made ONE post about used prices.
Originally Posted by maarten12100
Yeah I just opened my closet and found the box turns out I have a i5-2300 in that system still how do you OC? I recall mine being locked to 31x multi and I ran it on a cheap board so no bus overclocking.
You know that overclocking doesn't scale linear right?
As for that it remains to be seen that it OC's better than Nehalem is has been confirmed to be a fairly simple OC to 4,5 for 24/7 so I think that pretty much confirms it already
Any P67/Z68/Z77 can overclock it using the multi. You get 4 extra bins over turbo speed.
Originally Posted by PiOfPie
The cheapest Xeon X3450 that I can find on Ebay or Google Shopping is approximately $120
. You lucked out; this isn't an average price.
First you say they're technically quad-cores, so you imply that they should be judged against quad-cores. Then you fault them for marketing them as quad-cores despite them being two modules.
It's fair to call out AMD's marketing monkeys for being dumb like they usually are. Is it fair to keep changing the comparison goalposts at a whim to support your argument regarding the processor's price/performance?
Quad-core/octa-thread server CPUs are considered midrange? I'm done here.
There is a difference between asking price, and selling price.
Also, Ive been comparing Kaveri 7850K to i5 750 as the mid range nearly 5 year old Nehalem CPU from the start. Never compared it to the Xeon other then to show what I was able to find for less money.
The 7850K should have (and was expected by most here) to beat the i5 750, and so far from what is being shown its not.
Im not bending anything. Just fanboys like to read things their own way and take stuff out of context.
Ive been doing multiple builds a month for the last 6 years. Have had literally hundreds of CPUs in that time. Had primarily used AMD for most of it, but since BD, AMD has fell back too far to be considered. They were fine in the bang for buck department for a while in that time period, but not anymore. Isnt hard at all to see that.
This is the only forum I know of that seems to think AMD is still competing with Intel, when they have said multiple times they are not any more. The same thing happens for every new arch from AMD and Intel, they make large promises to build hype, people are let down when they come out, and in 6 months everyone forgot the whole thing and buys it anyway.Edited by CTM Audi - 1/13/14 at 1:07pm