Originally Posted by Nenkitsune
it's cheaper, that's what. also, AMD is going to come out with a dual core version, that costs something like 90 bucks for the BE version, that performs almost clock for clock with the E8200, but costs nearly half as much.
AMD is coming out with some VERY nice price/performance chips now, and that's why intel should start looking out.
look how much it costs to get the new i7 setup, compared to getting the new deneb setup. it's a big difference
As they say. from your lips to gods' ears. I'd love to see some butt-kicking denebs at insanely cheap prices, but let's be realistic. If they had a cpu that matched the e8200's performance, they'd be fools to sell it for half the price. Heck, even if they sold it for the same price, the cheaper mobo pricing would make it more attractive for a lot of people, so why slash their prices that far? Sadly, I don't think you will see these things for that cheap... though of course I hope I'm mistaken.
In the mean time, I'll pick up an old X2.... let the denebs come out, let Intel drop their pricing to compete, then let AMD drop their pricing to put the squeeze on... then let Intel drop their prices a little farther to remain competitve, and then once AMD drops their prices yet again to reach an equilibrium, then I'll buy in.
Heck, at that point, I'll prolly upgrade the e2180 too!!! lol