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I don't think AMD will ever return to the glory of the AthlonXP/64 days but I do hope they get a little more competitive.
A new architecture can change everything.
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Had an AM2+ board, wanted to tinker with all the weird settings Phenom has.
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As you can be a champ if you break a Overclock and break a record on a AMD Phenom.

Intel is too easy to OC needs to be more harder to make it more worth while.
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i honestly did a hell of alot of homework when building my current computer.. in fact I had 4 different builds set up and I was debating on which one to go with ... I eventually went with the Phenom 9850BE as it seemed to be best suited for my needs....
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The only reason I'd purchase a Phenom is because I already have an AM2+ board.

If I was making a brand new build, I'd go Intel in a heartbeat.
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If you did heavy work with software that was multi-threaded and was mostly FPU calculations, you would be better off with a Phenom.
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As you can be a champ if you break a Overclock and break a record on a AMD Phenom.

Intel is too easy to OC needs to be more harder to make it more worth while.
You're kidding about the last part aren't ya?? Please say you are.
 
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post #38 of 100
There have been so many one sided posts already...

I have 3 reasons as to why someone would buy a Phenom.

  • Someone who has always had AMD will most likely want to stay with it.
  • It's more unique. So you go out and buy a Q6600, thus blending in with the other 4,000 users on here that have one. That's not much fun in my mind.
  • It's still a powerful processor. The speed difference is not noticeable in everyday apps, and only starts getting noticeable in benchmarks, and a little in gaming. (But once again, not so much.) So if one is not looking to increase his e-peen with benchmarks, and doesn't notice slight differences in games, then why not?
I'm building my brother an AMD rig, and I'm sure we'll be very happy with it.

Edit: Part of what I said above is actually incorrect, I must have read something wrong. Phenom's are actually faster than Quads in 3d rendering. Edited out.
Edited by Retrospekt - 7/8/08 at 9:14am
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I'm going to build an AMD build in ~2 weeks, I have faith in AMD to get back on top, hopefully with their new 45nm quads, which will work with the AM2+ socket
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Cant tell a difference between 7600 and a 9600?
I think it's time to play something other than CS 1.6

ROFL!!
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