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The Athlon X4 880K retails for $95 and it is a quite capable and affordable chip for gaming at 1080p. It comes unlocked so it is easily overclockable and the new improved stock cooler is quiet. The X4-880K has four cores so it's equipped to run the newest game titles. Many of the newest game titles require more than two cores so having a quad-core is a must nowadays if you want to play the latest titles. AMD is shipping the X4 880K with the "near-silent 125W thermal solution" that's actually quite good compared to the previous stock cooler that were too loud.

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I don't see the point of buying a dual core processor anymore, some games dont even boot if you have a dual core processor. A buddy of mine has the 860K overclocked to 4.2Ghz and he says it's great for gaming and has no problem with any game he throws at it and plus it's got 4 cores.
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The Athlon quads are good performers, but the 880K at close to $100 is a questionable value proposition at this point in the game. Not only are we getting closer to the the release of AMD processors in a whole new performance class, but there's also the fact that there's no upgrade path on FM2+ beyond the 880K. I upgraded to Godavari when it came out in Athlon form, but only for my own curiosity--I wasn't under any illusion that it was a good value.

From a value standpoint, the 845's and the 860K are better deals than the 880K, even if the latter has a little more headroom to overclock.
     
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He completely glanced over a big aspect of the 880K, its an unlocked CPU, yet there are no overclocking results nor any overclocked benchmarks.

Makes this review a whole lot less useful.
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Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post

He completely glanced over a big aspect of the 880K, its an unlocked CPU, yet there are no overclocking results nor any overclocked benchmarks.

Makes this review a whole lot less useful.

This. Plus, for just $30 more than the 880K, the i3-6100 runs 12% faster than the G4400 and has hyperthreading. Or, save $15 and get the 860K. Personally, if I was looking at budget CPUs for a gaming PC, that's where I would start.
Edited by MrLinky - 7/17/16 at 6:54pm
 
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This review makes no sense. Why are they comparing it to a $60 Intel? If they are going to do that, they need to compare it to a $135 Intel, as well, since that would be every bit as applicable. It would also be a rather ugly comparison. You can't compare components with 50% differences in price.
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I'm going to buck the trend here and say that the 7890k is a pathetic processor. My Phenom II X4 965 from like 6-7 years ago could hit around 350 in Cinebench R15... stock. Is this all the progress that AMD has made in that amount of time?

There's a reason I moved over to an i7 4790k. It is much more expensive, no doubt, but it's FAR faster.

AMD's processors based on Bulldozer, etc. has been their Netburst. They need to release Zen, fast.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 7/17/16 at 10:22am
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I'm going to buck the trend here and say that the 7890k is a pathetic processor. My Phenom II X4 965 from like 6-7 years ago could hit around 350 in Cinebench R15... stock. Is this all the progress that AMD has made in that amount of time?

There's a reason I moved over to an i7 4790k. It is much more expensive, no doubt, but it's FAR faster.

AMD's processors based on Bulldozer, etc. has been their Netburst. They need to release Zen, fast.

To be fair, the X4 965 is a 140W CPU that launched at $245 MSRP. The 7890K is a 95W CPU with graphics that launched at $165 MSRP.

But I agree, in terms of performance, it doesn't seem like much progress was made. Here's to hoping Zen is successful and Zen 2.0 gives me a reason to upgrade from my 5960X.
 
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Yeah seems like Bulldozer keeps on going and going but it truly needs to be stopped! tongue.gif
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I'm sure it's super common to have an Athlon or Pentium with a 390X. While it obviously is meant to show the performance difference, in real world there is likely little difference. The 4 AMD "cores" fill up slightly slower than 2 Pentium Cores would.
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Saw RT in the title.

I thought Russian Times was reviewing computer hardware for a second.

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