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I think this definitely has something to do with Intel vs. Nvidia, I mean with no Northbridge or nvidia chipset, no SLI...There is more to this than meets the eye for sure.
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I don't care about the reason, they either need to take off the lock or make the enthusiast cheaper if this is true.
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This is standard business practice as much as I hate the stink of it. I think of it like I think of a car manufacturer.

IE Ford has the GT, an expensive flagship race car intended for a small percentage of people willing to pay a premium. For everyone else there are lesser expensive models with varying degrees of performance and effcienies.

Overclockers have been feasting off of the ability to pay Ford Fiesta prices but get Ford GT performance. Now, they will be forced to pay higher premiums for the ability to get that performance. This will split the overclocking community into two chunks. A small chunk of "extreme" enthusiasts, those who pay whatever it costs to have the highest performance and the larger chunk of "hobby enthusiasts" who value cost/performance ratios and are far more value oriented. I would imagine that as those "hobby enthusiasts" turnover their systems they will be far less prone to "cutting edge" tech, staying a couple of cycles behind, or IF AMD has an architecture that allows overclocking and reasonable prices with good cost/performance ratios then they could pick up a significant slice of the enthusiast market. The flaw in this philosophy that I find from Intel's standpoint, is that "high end" items while having better margins seldom carry a company's bottom line. And to, whether unintentionally or intentionally, aggravate a 1-2% group of opinion-setting enthusiasts seems like a poor business plan.
    
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Originally Posted by RPIJG View Post
This is standard business practice as much as I hate the stink of it. I think of it like I think of a car manufacturer.

IE Ford has the GT, an expensive flagship race car intended for a small percentage of people willing to pay a premium. For everyone else there are lesser expensive models with varying degrees of performance and effcienies.

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Interesting theory and sounds very plausible. I know that dividing your community is never a good thing that's for sure.
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Ah the good old days. Remember around that time when a 3.2GHz Intel was $600?
Oh yeah, I remember. I also remember that a lot of Intel's chips were grossly overpriced. Especially given the fact that they used that crappy Netburst technology.
My money goes where the best bang for the buck is at. I have no problem going with AMD if the overclockable Intel chips cost more than I am willing to spend. I have no loyalty or fanboyism for corporations... it is not like they really give a crap about our best interests anyway. Last time I checked, Intel and AMD both like to take the same money we are willing to give them for their products.
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I'll switch to Russian "Mega Large Transistor CPU's" with vacuum tube support... Back to cold war times
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Definitely going AMD if Intel's low-end aren't OCable.
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Bring back the Alpha!
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someone will make something some day to get past this
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