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post #181 of 242
Come on guys, this is OCN. You know the FX8 core have a hard time keeping up with the i7 when running intensive games.

You guys keep talking about the user can't tell the difference when browsing the web, well who is going to buy flagship CPUs for web browsing?
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post #182 of 242
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If there isn't an AMD, the government would have split Intel into two or more separate companies to compete with each other if a new competitor don't emerge. It is the same as how they broke up the Bell system in 1984.

I just don't buy this "If AMD no longer exist horrible things will happen and we will be stuck with the overpriced outdated Intel CPU forever, therefore we must support the underdog " fear mongering.

That's about as far fetched as "buying energy inefficient AMD CPU will accelerate global warming, therefore we should always buy Intel CPUs."

1) Bell company's split with splitting Intel's x86 CPU line is not comparable to the least, I hope you realize it yourself, don't you?

2) I don't monger "fear". Just explaining reality that we comfortably forget.
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post #183 of 242
To be completely frank. I think the comparisons are kind of outdated. I have a fx 8320 (albeit overclocked to 4.7ghz), it does keep up with or exceeds intel's equivalently priced offerings. I get an 8.09 in cinebench and 755 in cinebenchr15. I got this processor for ~$150 CAD. Things are never that black and white as some of you have stated before. Look at project mantle, OpenGL and the up and coming Dx12. We buy processors for a specific purpose. Whether it is to get that extra 10fps, cpu intensive programs or pure E-PEEN, we always have a reason.

In my opinion, AMD does just fine and suits my needs. I would not say I am purchasing their products for the sake of "saving" them; it is more for the fact that the 990fx boards give me up to 7 SATA ports.

AMD is a great company and their output is amazing considering their LIMITED resources. They perform and may be power hungry, but they get the job done with a fraction of the cost.

But something on topic. I am absolutely stoked for DDR4.... the bandwidth possibilities!
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If AMD would go under they would unload their patents to Samsung. The whole doom and gloom scenario would never happen.
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If AMD would go under they would unload Intel's patents to Samsung. The whole doom and gloom scenario would never happen.

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post #186 of 242
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Yeah, cause your intel CPU doesn't use AMD's x86 64bit instruction set...
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with a 1,000 price tag it should be a monster.

AMD 8 core is 800 dollars cheaper too be fair...

plus you will have hyper threading

As much as I like the idea of HyperThreading, it's not worth the extra $800. Don't get me wrong if I had the $1000 to chuck into a CPU without night terrors as a result after purchase, I would do it for the e-peen. But c'mon you really believe HT is worth the extra $ for this CPU versus the AMD 8 core CPU? I doubt it and maybe somewhere along the line I missed the sarcasm. thumb.gif

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If AMD would go under they would unload their patents to Samsung. The whole doom and gloom scenario would never happen.

I would love to get Samsung on the whole processor scenario. They make their own chips for sad, their own controllers and their own CPU/GPU for their phone and mobile scene.

If they made CPU's, they would be the best competition to get development into high gear. As it is, Intel has done what of a free ride to stay on top with the most powerful CPU's.

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Everyone has their own level of tolerance. I find myself impatient even with something like an FX-8350 or 3930K. Sites are just unbearably slow to the point where I get frustrated during browsing. Sometimes I bail entirely. It's not for want of bandwidth, either, but rather CPU time used in parsing the bloated markup and executing the bloated pile of scripts common on sites today. Noscript and ABP help, but I still hate the modern web. The web browsing situation was much better in the mid 2000s.

Then your lack of patience or other problems have nothing to do with which CPU you use.
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I would love to get Samsung on the whole processor scenario. They make their own chips for sad, their own controllers and their own CPU/GPU for their phone and mobile scene.

If they made CPU's, they would be the best competition to get development into high gear. As it is, Intel has done what of a free ride to stay on top with the most powerful CPU's.

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True, samsung would be a strong player, but - again - it is sad to see AMD to get "Consumed" by proven to play much dirtier (AMD = no saints, still...) companies.
Both Intel and Samsung are ruthless in their fields, and it is sad to see that the "bad boy gets the girl" every time...far from a "healthy" competition.

Oh, and I type this on my 1.7GHz ARM Samsung chromebook...my internet experience sucks cause I have to step away from my clocked 3930K...
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