Originally Posted by 996gt2
Who's comparing current prices? Only you AMD guys are using the $160-170 ish current price of Vishera.
I am comparing the price of a $299 2600K to the price of a $245 FX-8150. The higher cost of the 2600K can easily be justified by the fact that it came out a good 9 months earlier than Bulldozer.
Point being, again, if you had bought a 2600K in Jan 2011 for $299, you wouldn't need to make any upgrades CPU-wise and you'd have a system today which can run any GPU setup.
If you waited 9 months to save $50 with Bulldozer, you'd not only have a slow chip, but even if you went through the hassle of upgrading to Vishera, you'd still have a chip which is 1) slower than the 2600K from Jan 2011 and 2) will bottleneck high-end GPU setups.
OK, I guess I should start being more specific since some people don't seem able to follow.
I should start by explicitly stating that I am not an *insert brand here* guy. Now, I suppose that you could continue declaring what kind of guy I am, but it should be really convenient if you guys decided together on something consistent.
Now, the post with the prices had current prices on an old processor. I'm quite sure that the price on the 2600k was quite low too sometimes in the past (even sub 300$ in some cases). I found this procedure to be nonsensical and confusing. Was I wrong?
The poster could either mean to compare those two processors if purchased now, cause the prices are current... but the rest of his post would be nonsensical, or could mean to compare them if the 2600k was purchased 3 years ago... but in that case his prices would be nonsensical.
How exactly is this my fault and not the poster's?
The thread participants are already too hardcore. Errors like the one above would give them even more fuel to interpret someone's words the way they find more convenient.