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And yet no price again...
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Ya, like Paul isn't a fanboy...
Show me one place where I have demonstrated "fanboy" qualities.


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You always say they aren't going to scale well because they're launching the low end at like 1.6 GHz and the High end is 2.0, and was originally planned to be 2.3 GHz... Well, when C2D came out, their slowest was 1.8 GHz, and their fastest was what, 2.66 GHz? And that chip was well over $1000.

Wait until the chip is out, real, reputable benchmarks are presented, and then we will know whether this 2.0 GHz Barcelona is a flop, or if AMD has done a great job with low clock speeds (comparatively) just like with K8...
Core 2 Duo launched from 1.86Ghz to 2.66Ghz because that is all it needed to be the clear performance leader. Everyone knows the Core 2 Duo scales well. On July 26th we will have Core 2 Duo up to 3.0Ghz (1333Mhz FSB) and soon we will have the quad core at 3.0Ghz as well (Core 2 Extreme QX6850) The chip was $1000 because it was the fastest processor in the world. Remember when the FX60 cost $1000?

You do realize that K10 would have to be 50% faster clock for clock thant the Core 2 Quad to match its performance? (2.0Ghz vs 3.0Ghz)

Do you really see that happening when the pre-production benchmarks show it slower than Core 2 Quad clock for clock.
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Well, when C2D came out, their slowest was 1.8 GHz, and their fastest was what, 2.66 GHz? And that chip was well over $1000.
If you want to accuse people of being fanboys then at least get your facts straight first. The $1000 processor was the C2D X6800 which ran at 2.93 GHz and had multipliers unlocked in both directions. Show me where the E6700 cost $1000.
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just think about this. the opty was clocked at a base speed of 1.8 GHz and can be overclocked to 3+ GHz....

maybe, just maaaaaybe you can take your 2 ghz phenom and put some juice to it.......and just maaaaybe you'll be able to hit 3 GHz. never know until they're release. but a man can dream can't he?
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amd is a real disappointment right now. aww whatever. intel is cheap right now
    
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If you want to accuse people of being fanboys then at least get your facts straight first. The $1000 processor was the C2D X6800 which ran at 2.93 GHz and had multipliers unlocked in both directions. Show me where the E6700 cost $1000.
Which is why I stated the top clock speed in the form of a question, because I wasn't positive.

And Paul, you have been an "AMD FTL!" type since about the day C2D came out and benchmarks showed it beat K8.
    
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Core 2 Duo launched from 1.86Ghz to 2.66Ghz because that is all it needed to be the clear performance leader. Everyone knows the Core 2 Duo scales well. On July 26th we will have Core 2 Duo up to 3.0Ghz (1333Mhz FSB) and soon we will have the quad core at 3.0Ghz as well (Core 2 Extreme QX6850) The chip was $1000 because it was the fastest processor in the world. Remember when the FX60 cost $1000?

You do realize that K10 would have to be 50% faster clock for clock thant the Core 2 Quad to match its performance? (2.0Ghz vs 3.0Ghz)

Do you really see that happening when the pre-production benchmarks show it slower than Core 2 Quad clock for clock.
preach on brother Core 2 rocks.
    
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preach on brother Core 2 rocks.
Grammar plz.

(grammar Nazi, HEIL!)
    
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well at least it will be released around my B-day!
that's what I'm gonna ask for!
A barcelona from my grandma, and an 8800GTX from my Parents!
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just think about this. the opty was clocked at a base speed of 1.8 GHz and can be overclocked to 3+ GHz....

maybe, just maaaaaybe you can take your 2 ghz phenom and put some juice to it.......and just maaaaybe you'll be able to hit 3 GHz. never know until they're release. but a man can dream can't he?
Unfortunately, I don't think you are going to see that kind of scaling. If AMD cannot get it to launch at what they originally hoped for, I doubt it scales very well.
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