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AMD chips are tanks, it will be fine.
Well put,, tanks indeed.
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post #12 of 91
Damn, 'suicide run'. I sure hope not..

1.5V might be possible, who knows with the new process and such. Unfortunately everyone who tries to run that will be guinea pigs for the first few months until we know for sure.
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I am just waiting for AM3.

I might keep my quad intel rig but will most likely sell it off for AMD.
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post #14 of 91
It seems that part of what keeps the fanboyism going is that neither side is ever willing to admit the other side is doing well. There is always someone bashing the competition when they are both putting out good products finally.

Can we just agree that Intel and AMD look to have fine CPU offerings and not bring up the competition every time?
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AMD chips are tanks, it will be fine.
It's good to know that.
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I am just waiting for AM3.

I might keep my quad intel rig but will most likely sell it off for AMD.
that's what I am going to do when AM3 come out.
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Considering (not even going by voltage) that 4.2G on air was classified a suicide run, and given it was "only" SuperPI stable at 4.0G, I would estimate that with a TRUE slapped on it, you could run up to 3.6 ~ 3.8G Prime stable for 24/7. This is in about the same league as the Yorkfields and Nehalems, although. (Yes, even Nehalems start to get trouble past 3.8).

Comparing Intel and AMD this way, given that 3.8 would be a realistical performance roof on air for 24/7 usage, it will all come down to cache sizes and Instructions-per-clock performance.

It will be very interesting to see benchmarks of 3.8GHz clocked Phenom II's going up against 3.8GHz clocked i7's. This may be a quite exciting battle between them two
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Damn, 'suicide run'. I sure hope not..

1.5V might be possible, who knows with the new process and such. Unfortunately everyone who tries to run that will be guinea pigs for the first few months until we know for sure.
but aren't we always It's not overclock.net for noth'in!
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post #19 of 91
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It doesn't matter, the i7 fanboys will still come up with some reason to justify their $1500 purchase.
Why shouldn't I justify my purchase ?. my i7 965 will destroy the Phenom II X4 940 and obliterate it. The Phenom II's are good chips but they really are for those with outdated AMD CPU's to upgrade to.
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Justify on brother.

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It doesn't matter, the i7 fanboys will still come up with some reason to justify their $1500 purchase.
Haha, always.
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