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I really hope AMD can make Zen, Polaris & Vega competitive, getting tired of seeing over priced Intel & Nvidia stuff that only offer at most 10% increase over the previous gen.

I'm rooting for AMD this year, they've already done wonders with the driver updates lets hope the hardware side of things can be as good if not better.
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Fingers crossed that it can be like the athlon 2600+ i think was good overclocker
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Good for AMD and good for the industry.
The last 10 years (?) have been nothing but intel intel intel and its been so boring
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Go AMD ! thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussiejuggalo View Post

I really hope AMD can make Zen, Polaris & Vega competitive, getting tired of seeing over priced Intel & Nvidia stuff that only offer at most 10% increase over the previous gen.

I'm rooting for AMD this year, they've already done wonders with the driver updates lets hope the hardware side of things can be as good if not better.

Just noting that pricing is well... relative.

One of the favourite CPUs back in 2007 was the Q6600. Its worth in today currency about 650$. More than the 5930K release price.
The athlon 2600+ is worth a bit over 370$ in today currency, more than the 6770K.

Prices might go up or down, but relatively to previous years, they are just the same., relatively.

The 6700K was released with 339$ price tag.
The 4770K was released with 339$ price tag.
The 3770K was released with 313$ price tag.
The 2700K was released with 332$ price tag.
The pentium 4 1.9 was released with 375$ price tag.

Keep stating false statements of "over priced" won't make it true no matter how many times you keep saying them.

Btw:

The 390x was released at 429$
The 290x was released at 549$
The 7970 was released at 549$
The 6970 was released at 370$
The 5870 was released at 379$
The 4870 was released at 299$

The 980 was released at 549$
The 780 was released at 649$
The 680 was released at 499$
The 580 was released at 499$
The 480 was released at 499$
The 280 was released at 649$

Nvidia have been consistently pricier, but also consistently stronger.
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Originally Posted by revanchrist View Post

Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 X2.

This was my first thought as well... What about when AMD actually had a superior design? John Taylor might want to brush up on AMD's history.
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post

Just noting that pricing is well... relative.

I didn't just mean as in the initial release price.

The 980 & 980 Ti for example, there's a what 10 to at most (and this is pushing it) 15% performance difference when you compare say an MIS Gaming to an MSI Gaming but that's normally a $200 price difference... THAT is over priced for what it is.

And if we compare Intel CPU's specifically the 5920K & 5930K, there's a $300 difference between them and what do you get, .20GHz faster base clock, .10GHz boost & 12 extra PCI lanes that's it. You honestly cant say a $300 increase for such small increases is justified. Yes ok extra PCI lanes can be useful but for $300? may as well go the 5960X for $1000 more at least than you get 2 extra cores & 4 extra treads, you lose some clock speed but if you overclock it you still have more cores and threads.

At least AMD has offered 6 and 8 cores for a few years granted when compared to Intel they are crap but still you could get an AMD 8 core for $300 ish? compared to Intel's $1000+.
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"We are far close to Intel than ever before"

Are they far, or are they close? They can't be far close...
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Are they far, or are they close? They can't be far close...

They're close if you look from afar. biggrin.gif

I really hope Zen will bring some life to the high end market. I'm due a rig update and paying 400€ for an Intel 4 core CPU at this point isn't very enticing.
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They're close if you look from afar. biggrin.gif

I really hope Zen will bring some life to the high end market. I'm due a rig update and paying 400€ for an Intel 4 core CPU at this point isn't very enticing.

And their expensive X99 has been left to dust for almost 2 years.


And 4 cores variant offering almost nothing at all between skylake and kaby lake except maybe lower clock speed.
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