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Fanboys... can't live with them... can't kill them!
Tom Arnold respect! I need to go watch True Lies again.
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i think this is very good news. yea, it isnt perfect, and benchies would be nice, but it means that at least AMD is on the right path. and right now, that is much more important then a few mhz.
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Unless this is a new stepping that nobody has yet this is completely pointless. The architecture of the Phenoms is simply inferior to C2D for now, end of story. AMD should focus on 45nm instead of wasting time on different stepping of existing CPUs.
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Unless this is a new stepping that nobody has yet this is completely pointless. The architecture of the Phenoms is simply inferior to C2D for now, end of story. AMD should focus on 45nm instead of wasting time on different stepping of existing CPUs.
We already know that, that is why this IS big news. It is big news purely because no one thought it was possible.
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wow nice! i cant even get my q6600 to 3.71ghz XD, but im a noob..

Anyway i would love to see benchmarks, but i dont think that its stable thats why there isnt any benchmarks
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On a similar setup, a Qxtreme chip could hit the upper 4Ghz range.

But with AMD chips, this is pretty fast.
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Unless this is a new stepping that nobody has yet this is completely pointless. The architecture of the Phenoms is simply inferior to C2D for now, end of story. AMD should focus on 45nm instead of wasting time on different stepping of existing CPUs.
The reviews of B3 Phenoms show performance almost on par with the Q6600 they're priced to compete with. Inferior to a point, but on average, they do compete.
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We already know that, that is why this IS big news. It is big news purely because no one thought it was possible.
The way I see it this is giving a wrong impression about current X4 Phenoms. They are not good chips, no matter which way you look at it. Don't get me wrong, I am an AMD fanboy. I have not used an Intel CPU since Pentium 166. All of my processors have been AMD for the last 10+ years. But that does not change the fact that Phenoms suck for now. For the performance they offer the X4 9850 should be selling for $125-$150. I personally do not care about a better stepping of existing crappy chips. I want new chips with better architecture that do not need a small nuclear reactor to run.

I'm gonna hold out for a better offering from AMD. Also, I am pretty sure that this is nothing but an unstable fluke overclock.
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But is it stable? I want to see 8 or more hours of stable orthos.
    
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you amd guys are waaaay to protective. but i do have to agree that some posts are useless, but still.
You would if your CPU wouldn't clock much and you were on a site called "overclock.net", No offence AMD users.

Can we see a screenshot of all the BIOS settings? And can someone here get a good watercooling setup and a DFI 790FX? I wanna see if he had a golden chip or not..
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