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It would be funny if this new Amd Processor is worth the price/performance and hurt Intel. I might go with this new cpu... I am waiting for the right cpu to get for the right price... Intel's crazy asses think people want to pay 1 grand for a cpu!
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Wut?

We are already using thuban.......
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It would be funny if this new Amd Processor is worth the price/performance and hurt Intel. I might go with this new cpu... I am waiting for the right cpu to get for the right price... Intel's crazy asses think people want to pay 1 grand for a cpu!
lol first off

thuban is already out


second off, a lot of people have spent 1 grand for an i7 980x


and finally, third off, the i7 980x and the i7 920's actually beat the 6 core thuban
 
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Thubans been out for a while now, and its not made the impact some thought it would. the 980x is still king, and the 920/930 are still usually chosen over the x6s by builders. AMDs real shot is bulldozer.
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Not to mention there are Xeon versions of the 980X that can be had for ~$500 (no unlocked multi tho).
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Thubans been out for a while now, and its not made the impact some thought it would. the 980x is still king, and the 920/930 are still usually chosen over the x6s by builders. AMDs real shot is bulldozer.
yep, bulldozer should be the defining moment for AMD.
 
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The I7 is only better than the thuban in games and synthetic benchmakrs, but the thuban or x6's if you will; are better for encoding by %5 to %10 on most reviews. They're also probably better than the i7's for vm's, but that is just speculation from me.
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Clearly a freshie... :/
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In other news, last year was the year of 2009.
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Originally Posted by Josephfelice View Post
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It would be funny if this new Amd Processor is worth the price/performance and hurt Intel. I might go with this new cpu... I am waiting for the right cpu to get for the right price... Intel's crazy asses think people want to pay 1 grand for a cpu!
Please ignore the intel fanboys and the rush that is about to come. The thuban competes with the complete i7 line up excluding the 980x.

Before I bought my thuban I had doubts, but I am very happy with it. It is alot more than I expected. Overclocking , performance, power consumption, and now my friends with i7 has nothing on my. I am a happy man, now I am even with my friends for cheaper.
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