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3.94ghz, on air, stable enough for a test, all done within 30 minutes and it isn't even under a true...zomg. AMD, you have won one free internet, even if this thing doesn't pimpslap i7.
Why is that amazing? I got my E8400 to 4.0GHz in the same amount of time on air.
Big whoop...
Not a Pro Intel comment, I'm just saying, 3.94GHz doesn't impress me...
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Why is that amazing? I got my E8400 to 4.0GHz in the same amount of time on air.
Big whoop...
Not a Pro Intel comment, I'm just saying, 3.94GHz doesn't impress me...
It's a quad.
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Why is that amazing? I got my E8400 to 4.0GHz in the same amount of time on air.
Big whoop...
Not a Pro Intel comment, I'm just saying, 3.94GHz doesn't impress me...
It's a quad core processor.

Duals are easier to OC than quads
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It's a quad.
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It's a quad core processor.

Duals are easier to OC than quads
Even so... Quads get up in that range, though with a tad more difficulty...
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Why is that amazing? I got my E8400 to 4.0GHz in the same amount of time on air.
Big whoop...
Not a Pro Intel comment, I'm just saying, 3.94GHz doesn't impress me...
the current Phenoms are pretty limited when trying to OC them and this is step in the right direction for AMD
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Actually, the i7 920 is 1 cent under $300 in the link you posted lol
Oh of course, let's make sure our pennies count. Seeing how it takes 2 pennies to make one.
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You are basing that off a single site. A single site that is selling it at $299.99 with free shipping. It can be had for cheaper as well, see redalert's post, and this:
http://www.google.com/products?q=i7+...l=en&scoring=p
I don't call Ebay and a bunch of tiny stores concrete there. I don't buy things that are over $50 from stores like that. They tend to be subpar.
Edited by Licht - 12/14/08 at 7:33pm
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Oh of course, let's make sure our pennies count. Seeing how it takes 2 pennies to make one.


I don't call Ebay and a bunch of tiny stores concrete there. I don't buy things that are over $50 from stores like that. They tend to be subpar.
lol I was just teasing you a bit

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Even so... Quads get up in that range, though with a tad more difficulty...
Exactly. These Phenoms are probably capable of higher speeds. People didn't have a lot of time to tweak yet but they still got to this speed rather easily.
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So what will you say when the AM3 boards and Phenom II CPUs come out which are also DDR3 only, and only dual channel (not that triple makes a difference in games though)?

Well considering that triple channel is almost a must for i7, 3GB sets are what most i7 customers will buy. What about the people who do not want to shell out for 3GB, and maybe they just want 2GB? They have to settle with non-triple channel?

On top of that 3GB sets are still more expensive than 2GB DDR3 sets.

And even with this upgrade, the AM3 motherboards will not be as expensive as the X58's. When the 790GX and FX's were released, they were not as expensive as the X38/48's at release, not even close.
Edited by Slappa - 12/14/08 at 7:45pm
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I'm so excited for these new P2's.
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Nice! A Phenom II build just keeps looking better and better.
    
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