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So, this review tells me a few things:

1. Multimedia apps (transcoding etc): Go i7.
2. Benchmarks: Go i7.
3. Gaming: Go PII.

Honestly the i7 reminds me of the IBM Cell processor: great at crunching numbers and benchmarks but not as great for other uses. I'm still going PII because its 33% the price of i7 and it seems to be better in gaming apps, the main reason I even have a computer. Just my 2c. <3
Well, the i7 is still better than the P2 in gaming so it would be

1. Multimedia apps (transcoding etc): Go i7.
2. Benchmarks: Go i7.
3. Gaming: Go i7.

But the P2 performs nearly just as good (in games) so for the value it's good if you're only gaming, as are the E8400-8600.
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So, this review tells me a few things:

1. Multimedia apps (transcoding etc): Go i7.
2. Benchmarks: Go i7.
3. Gaming: Go PII.

Honestly the i7 reminds me of the IBM Cell processor: great at crunching numbers and benchmarks but not as great for other uses. I'm still going PII because its 33% the price of i7 and it seems to be better in gaming apps, the main reason I even have a computer. Just my 2c. <3
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.
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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.

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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
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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 platform 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.


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.
You can buy a $210 gigabyte X58 with a 3GB corsair kit for $75, once again there is no way in hell a phenom II system is going to only cost 33% of an i7 system. you will save some cash but as much as people think.
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You can buy a $210 gigabyte X58 with a 3GB corsair kit for $75, once again there is no way in hell a phenom II system is going to only cost 33% of an i7 system. you will save some cash but as much as people think.
I'm not going to defend the 33% claim but will say it's cheaper for a complete PhII platform (CPU, motherboard, memory).
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I'm not going to defend the 33% claim but will say it's cheaper for a complete PhII platform (CPU, motherboard, memory).
the 940BE is gonna cost 370AUD.
Thats arround 250$
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the 940BE is gonna cost 370AUD.
Thats arround 250$
You can't just do a direct currency conversion since computer stuff is more expensive in Australia than it is in the USA
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Here in greece 940BE costs from 220 to 300euros.


yes, its available on our local stores since monday
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Here in greece 940BE costs from 220 to 300euros.


yes, its available on our local stores since monday
Greece eh. Hopefully we'll be more towards the 200€ range cause i'm definatly not buying a 300€. I might aswell go i7 if they price m that high out here.
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After the official launch we expect the price to drop @ around 250euros.



Finally tomorrow we will upload

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