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I have always been an AMD fan because as soon as Intel comes out with a flagship gaming processor AMD always comes out with something better and cheaper not to much after. They seem to rule the rest of the year because they always seem to top whatever Intel has. Anyone here waiting for the next gen AMD cpus? Has anyone seen any info what they are working on and do you think they will surpass Intel like they always have in the past? I see some mention of a Barcelona quad core but have found very little info.
    
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The latest news as you know is here.

If your not facing any painful bottlenecks then don't bother. There is always something better, for me its an addiction.
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@ shaggy- you have a pretty good rig, why not just 'spice' it up a bit..instead of a whole new upgrade? I would say, just wait period..in 6months, there are going to be even newer CPU's, forcing prices on older ones down even farther.
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Yes im also waiting for next gen AMD CPUs Quad Core there comming soon
 
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@ shaggy- you have a pretty good rig, why not just 'spice' it up a bit..instead of a whole new upgrade? I would say, just wait period..in 6months, there are going to be even newer CPU's, forcing prices on older ones down even farther.
Unfortunately the rig in my sig is my wifes which I built for her so we can play Lan and performs well. My rig is also in my sig under "It works " link but its still AGP and isnt cutting it anymore.
    
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The AM2+ MB's are starting to come out and they have DDR2,HT at 2000Mhz and will work with next gen CPU's.You could get a 3600 Brisbane till they come out.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM2+
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I don't see the point in quadcores. Most apps don't even use two cores properly. We're gonna be stuck with 25% CPU usage most of the time instead of 50% now for them.
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HAHA how about this. I like how they mention Intels hack job. So in fact we will see true quad core unlike Intels multi dual core version.

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AMD has been making a lot of noise about that actually. They are saying that their monolithic "true quad-core" design is far superior to Intel's hack job. Well, of course, a monolithic design is a superior design. There's no denying that the closer integration would result in better performance. However, the bigger question is whether this monolithic design will give AMD a significant advantage over Intel's rough-and-ready method.
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I don't see the point in quadcores. Most apps don't even use two cores properly. We're gonna be stuck with 25% CPU usage most of the time instead of 50% now for them.

As an owner of single and dual core cpus I totally disagree with you.
    
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We went to the moon on the computer power of todays calculators!

Now, we hold 1000 times more power and we use it to play pong, lol!
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Here's a AM2+ MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138081
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