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LOL at the misery AMD is going through

Man... Intel is gonna get so much more expensive
hmmm well I hope the 32nm don't hit store at 2k even though I would still buy it, but I rather pay $999... Remember though that DDR3 amd chips are still coming.
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But if they are all like this then im EXTREMELY dissapointed! It still cant compete with the current 45nm intel quads -.- I just really hope it does better in other reviews, i really hope!

i7 completely trumps it, in this review
Honestly, why would you expect anything different?

Even the most favorable reviews/reports put only put it on par with the Yorkfields.

This is not unexpected, and not bad. It's a pretty massive improvement from the Phenom. It's especially impressive that AMD has 3-issue cores nearly matching Intel 4-issue ones.

Personally, I am not disapointed, I'm pleasantly surprised. AMD can compete this round, at least where it counts for me...in performance for the dollar.
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Mediocre review at best. My opinion tho. I will wait and see what more reputable sites come up with.
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Mmm any reason why they used different memory for the DDR2 comparisons?

Intel Memory: Patriot 2x1GB 1866LLK C8

vs

AMD Memory: Corsair Dominator PC10000 2 * 1GB

Would have been nice if the only difference between comparisons was the CPU and mobo. Oh well, few more weeks and I'm sure some reputable review sites will have articles for us, especially Air OC ones.
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And people bashed me for saying that the Phenom 2 would get more competition from C2Q than i7...
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post #26 of 155
i don't take any reviews until i've seen:
tom's hardware
XS

however, apparently at higher resolutions (which most of us use) the phenom is on par or on top by like .3 frames. so, i would go ahead and get one even if those benchies are correct.
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post #27 of 155
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Honestly, why would you expect anything different?

Even the most favorable reviews/reports put only put it on par with the Yorkfields.

This is not unexpected, and not bad. It's a pretty massive improvement from the Phenom. It's especially impressive that AMD has 3-issue cores nearly matching Intel 4-issue ones.

Personally, I am not disapointed, I'm pleasantly surprised. AMD can compete this round, at least where it counts for me...in performance for the dollar.
I quite agree. These Phenom IIs do a job on the Q6600 and seem to easily hold their own against a Q9450 and Q9550, which are surpassed only slightly by the Ci7 series.

You can say that AMD isn't touching the top-performance crown, but for somebody like me who can barely afford $200 for a CPU, it looks like Phenom II is probably going to be the best bet in this round. I'll be going for the Black Edition X3 Heka and hopefully I can OC it past a decent Q6600.

Though it's important to keep in mind that part of my decision to stick with AMD is that I have an AM2 waterblock and don't want to change blocks.
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post #28 of 155
I have to bring something up to everyone about this review and that is about the Foxconn Destroyer Mobo Used with the Phenom II's.


Due to the Fact that I own the Foxconn Destroyer the Current Bios is P13 which does not fully support the new Phenom II's, but according to the engineers at Foxconn a new bios will be coming out soon to support the Phenom II's.

What this website should have done was use a Board that does fully support the new Phenoms and actually see what is what.


I am not defending or attacking the reviewers But they Should have done this review differently.

I for one am happy with these results the way that they are and i will be even more pleased after Proper changes have been made to the Destroyer's Bios.

i for one will be purchasing a new Phenom
post #29 of 155
Most of the scores "felt" low compared to legit leaks I've seen previously.


IMHO the reviewer's attitude on XS was definitely anything but neutral. It seems like he didn't bother, just made this to throw out to the fantards to swallow.
    
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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
Q9450 and Q9550, which are surpassed only slightly by the Ci7 series.
I'd say the i7 is a bit more than "only slightly" better than the Q9450/9550... in a lot of the benchmarks, it is faster by a very large margin, and maintains a clear cut lead in all the others.

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Due to the Fact that I own the Foxconn Destroyer the Current Bios is P13 which does not fully support the new Phenom II's, but according to the engineers at Foxconn a new bios will be coming out soon to support the Phenom II's.

What this website should have done was use a Board that does fully support the new Phenoms and actually see what is what.
They were probably using what they had available. Although a board using a supported BIOS would have been better, I do agree. I don't think that it would make a significant difference though, we'll all see more reviews soon enough. No point in even debating it now, really.
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