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post #11 of 20
isn't black edition basically what the FX line offered? (unlocked multis)
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post #12 of 20
The 1207 Socket F Phenom FX's have been cancelled for a while now. I see no need for a FX chip any longer; the BE range completely satisfies this role.
    
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post #13 of 20
FX series were suppose to compete with intels extremes cpus. Best binned, highest clocking etc. unlocked multi was something people pay premium for. AMD's FX-62 couldn't compete with the new core extremes from intel, espcially in the overclocking department. x6800 could oc 4ghz while the fx-62 would have trouble breaking 3.2ghz. Really the extremes/FX series are for bragging rights. "i paid 1k+ for my cpu" or "my extreme is the 133tzors". AMD didn't want to degrade its FX series so they just made a new one black edition. They save some money not selling a useless stock crap cooler... unlocking the muli takes a few seconds and still sell it slightly more expensive than the normal 5000+.
post #14 of 20
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FX series were suppose to compete with intels extremes cpus. Best binned, highest clocking etc. unlocked multi was something people pay premium for. AMD's FX-62 couldn't compete with the new core extremes from intel, espcially in the overclocking department. x6800 could oc 4ghz while the fx-62 would have trouble breaking 3.2ghz. Really the extremes/FX series are for bragging rights. "i paid 1k+ for my cpu" or "my extreme is the 133tzors". AMD didn't want to degrade its FX series so they just made a new one black edition. They save some money not selling a useless stock crap cooler... unlocking the muli takes a few seconds and still sell it slightly more expensive than the normal 5000+.
seconded, but 5000+ BE is cheaper than vanilla 5000+ on newegg
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seconded, but 5000+ BE is cheaper than vanilla 5000+ on newegg
newegg seems to have these weird stuff i've seen a used hd3870 that costed more than a brand new one
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post #16 of 20
Wow I completely forgot about the FX series!
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post #17 of 20
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Wow I completely forgot about the FX series!
Me too - I came into this thread wondering how the **** AMD put a hold on nvidia's Quadro FX series. This makes a lot more sense...
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
isn't black edition basically what the FX line offered? (unlocked multis)
As far as I know, Black Editions are normal chips with the multipliers unlocked. The FX line also had unlocked multipliers, but the big thing was that they were the top of the line, best binned parts.
post #19 of 20
I always viewed the FX line to be AMD's "Extreme" line where they can sell for around $1k. With their current situation, nobody would be crazy enough to buy any AMD CPU for $1k so there is no point for AMD to have that line. The "Black Edition" is their marketing scheme to satisfy the overclocking crowd without having to take away from the prestige of their FX line.
    
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Very disappointing.
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