Originally Posted by dlee7283 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I appreciated all the work done in terms of benchmarks by members on this thread so its not an insult to them or their work at all.
The point being is that its basically a Sempron man. You remember the old Sempron 140 that could unlock to a dual core for like 30 bucks? That was value and I loved tinkering with that chip as I have with alot of AMD ones from the past. I remember when I was dirt poor first starting college and the Socket A Sempron 2200 allowed me to enjoy San Andreas on an extreme budget on a Via chipset.
I DID do research on this but alot of the slides were wrong and changed after it was released and I almost was tempted to email the editor on it. I think one site had the legit ones and I thought they were probably wrong since how could it be worse than a 860k? There wasn't much press for it as all we knew is that there was a low clocked Excavator in some Dell OEM's but we weren't sure what the final clock speed and cache would be on the 845.
After all was said and done the 860k was like 15 dollars higher when the 845 came out so it wasn't worth waiting to get over a 860k if you were on a 7600 level APU or worse. Also alot of FM2+ motherboards don't support Carrizo out of the box so thats a problem for noobs over chosing the 860k.
If you remember back in the day AMD unloaded alot of BE-2400 AM2 chips for like 20 bucks on Newegg in 2009 so I am just baffled at why AMD had this priced at a level that made no sense compared to its own offering and the Intel ones.
Like I said 49.99 and slap the Sempron name on it and I have no problems with it being on the market.
With all due respect, you must have been absent for the 4 last years, not seeing that Sempron disappeared (appart from AM1 which kind of disappeared too lately..) from the market, leaving FX & AY apus as best brands, thus retrograding Athlon to being the cheap alternative
We're at a time where AMD struggles to sell athlons which are being the cheap alternative.
We're at a time where even you judged Athlon performance-lacking.
How the hell do you see AMD releasing a sempron right now? Who in his right mind would buy anything inferior to the current Athlon offer? Seriously?
OK, so you want us to rename the Athlon to Sempron, so what now? No Athlon alive, does it change anything
The chip is not so far appart from the others athlon, he is even on front in a lot of benchmarking, while being technically poorer. It's nice to see this kind of progress.
At the time, maybe a 20$ chip was cheaper to produce, and amount to a lot of less things doable for the consumer seriously. One tiny core, with lower frequency, against now a 4 cores, strongly probably more expensive to produce which might even use less power. Honestly? I agree with a lot of people on this thread, no need to brag for this poor little chip.
It may not be the gamer-chip, but you can do a lot more than at the time with this one, on browsing and office. A L-O-T M-O-R-E. Which for me explains value.Edited by Cherryblue - 9/1/16 at 11:17pm