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Hopefully this doesn't mean $1000 CPUs again though.
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get ready for the price tags lol
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Only reason AMD doesn't have an FX line up now is because performance doesn't justify it.

If an when Bulldozer returns AMD to competition at the very-high end, I expect FX to return, ~1000 dollar price and all.
Heh, I remember upsetting an AMD enthusiast or two when I made this prediction quite some time ago. I genuinely hope AMD can have their $1000 cpus again, Intel has been the top-dog for too long.
 
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post #22 of 76
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Heh, I remember upsetting an AMD enthusiast or two when I made this prediction quite some time ago. I genuinely hope AMD can have their $1000 cpus again, Intel has been the top-dog for too long.
I think its very doubtful that amd will have 1000 dollar cpu's I could see it as high as 400-500 but for it to be 1000 it would have to really be something special and they already have unlocked multipliers on black edition level chips so what is there left for them to sell a cpu at that price point is what the real question should be?
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What's the point of an FX range when there are Black Edition processors? The Extreme Edition range from Intel has a drawcard which is the unlocked multiplier (not to mention they are flat out the most insane consumer processors out).
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Not sure why everyone gets so excited by a name but whatever floats your boat! Also, if AMD comes out with a processor that wipes the floor with any of Intel's better chips, best believe it's not going to be cheap.
I dunno....that 2.2Ghz Athlon 64 3500+ that mopped the floor with the Pentium 4 running at 3.2 GHz was much cheaper than the chip it was competing against.
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What's the point of an FX range when there are Black Edition processors? The Extreme Edition range from Intel has a drawcard which is the unlocked multiplier (not to mention they are flat out the most insane consumer processors out).
From the news thread I posted from TPU that got locked.

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AMD suspended the use of "FX" identifier with its Phenom and Phenom II series processors, because it couldn't compete in higher-end market segments, and didn't want to dilute the "FX" identifier. It was replaced with "Black Edition" to help identify models with unlocked BClk multipliers. AMD's Vision Black FX processors will be competitive with Intel's highest-end processors, including Extreme Edition models.
Makes sense.
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I think its very doubtful that amd will have 1000 dollar cpu's I could see it as high as 400-500 but for it to be 1000 it would have to really be something special and they already have unlocked multipliers on black edition level chips so what is there left for them to sell a cpu at that price point is what the real question should be?
I also remember guesstimating that if the i7 980x was $1000, then logically the i7 970 should be about $500. Oops.

My point is there doesn't have to be a good or logical reason for AMD to charge that much. If they're confidant that these FXs can match or beat Intel's $1000 offerings, they'll price them accordingly.

To answer your question though, binning will probably be the only difference the FXs and their regular BE counterparts. Perhaps they might even go the old school route and give the FXs a larger L3 Cache?
 
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What's the point of an FX range when there are Black Edition processors?
Well the FX were specially speed binned procs, sure they were unlocked, but the more important thing was the binning - finding the best procs of the batches and branding only them as FX.

Even with black editions available now, the benefit of an FX version will still be the speed binning - a higher quality proc that "should" be able to run faster and run cooler clock for clock. A proc that extreme overclockers will take full advantage of.

But if earlier FX's are to go by, it won't take long for general enthusiests to find which black edition (non FX) batches are capable of similar performance for much less cost
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post #29 of 76
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Argh, I can't wait that long. I'm still running C2Q right now. Bulldozer looks promising but I think I'll go with SB or X58 instead

Are you sure about this?
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The rumour is April...

Not summer.
Oh sorry. I read summer but long ago, but i think it said more like Q2/Q3
Well more like Q2 like you say xD
    
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"The flagship 4-module, 8-core CPU Zambezi will be branded as Vision Black FX. 4-core and 6-core Bulldozer CPUs will be branded as Ultimate Vision FX."

^^from the thread source

To me this looks as though all Bullozers will be FX editions, that there will be no "normal range". Amd, as far as i know, haven't suggested that there will be different varients of Bulldozer other than core numbers in the first revision.

In fact virtually everything written about Bulldozer only ever referrs to the 8 core model, implying that that would be the standard. If they're making 4 and 6 core varients also with fx headings, where does that leave room for lower models? Unless we're gonig to see some crazy overclocking chips.
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