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For all the old AMD fans. Maybe we will see a decent cpu yet. The new Phenom x4 9950 BE is coming in with a $235. It's supposed to perform between a Q6600 and Q6700.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD...9950,5799.html
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They clocked the 9850 a bit and gave it a new name.. 'New'? Meh.

I'll reserve my judgement for Shanghai, and if that's nothing but a die shrink of Barcelona with no improvements I'll be yawning at AMD CPU news for years. They don't have anything interesting on their roadmap beyond Shanghai in the near future, they have Bulldozer which is due for 2010..
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Lol, well, we can hope can't we!!!
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I think the major problem here is most enthusiasts have already invested in a good Intel motherboard. The AMD offerings are going to have to supersede the Intel options enough so that it promotes buying a new mobo.

Just my two cents on the issue. Plus, as far as I know Intel still has the OC crown. I don't remember AMD processors overclocking as well as AMDs'.


Not trying to knock AMD btw. I've never owned an AMD CPU and welcome the new experience, if not to just say that I've owned both.
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Originally Posted by bowman View Post
They clocked the 9850 a bit and gave it a new name.. 'New'? Meh.

I'll reserve my judgement for Shanghai, and if that's nothing but a die shrink of Barcelona with no improvements I'll be yawning at AMD CPU news for years. They don't have anything interesting on their roadmap beyond Shanghai in the near future, they have Bulldozer which is due for 2010..
Shanghai will OC better have 8MB L3 vs 2MB L3 now and 45nm.
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I think AMD should focus solely on graphics cards.
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I think the major problem here is most enthusiasts have already invested in a good Intel motherboard. The AMD offerings are going to have to supersede the Intel options enough so that it promotes buying a new mobo.

Just my two cents on the issue. Plus, as far as I know Intel still has the OC crown. I don't remember AMD processors overclocking as well as AMDs'.


Not trying to knock AMD btw. I've never owned an AMD CPU and welcome the new experience, if not to just say that I've owned both.
Me neither. lol
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i can't wait for shanghai............ it will take too long to come out though, next january anyone?
    
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What if AMD makes some new 8 core this year?
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