Respectable results although a little bit disheartening. It seems like there were a couple of architecture improvements compared to the current Phenoms but nothing that I can justify as groundbreaking. At the moment, it all comes down to which CPU costs more. I'll be getting an AM2+ 790GX board soon with a 7750BE while keeping my E7200+P43 platform. I guess I'll pickup either a Yorkfield or a Deneb once the battle has been fought in price/performance and I'll pick up whichever one isn't as burnt to a crisp. May the 45nm quad core wars, BEGIN.
Originally Posted by Auld
Wait what? how is the phenom II 33% of an i7? where did you get that from? you are either referring to the i7 965 that was not even in this review OR you think the phenom II is going to be released at like $100 which wont happen trust me.
if you are starting from scratch at most you will save $150 on the cheaper motherboard and ram by going with a phenom build. for people with a system that the phenom II can just drop in this is AWESOME for them.
I think he's referring to the platform. A Core i7 will include an X58 motherboard ($300) and most likely at least 100 dollars worth in RAM. However, the PhII will still be able to utilize the AM2+ boards and DDR2. An AM2+ board is $110 or so while memory is a good $50.Edited by RallyMaster - 12/27/08 at 3:38pm