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O mai... this is gonna hurt my wallet, in a good way
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AMD is always cheaper, they have always been half the price of Core i7s even though AMD's were faster, till Intel was forced to lower prices or lose almost all their customers... (business)

But I am sure the competition will lower prices indefinitely.
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I honestly don't care about the fx processors, what I care about is the fact that amd is confident enough in their upcoming processors that they are willing to bring the name back.

However, once again, this is more and more hype. I want benchmarks damnit.
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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?
yea but the intel 300 dollar parts can reach the same performance as the 1000 dollar intel parts A cache boost might be the answer but from what there doing i doubt there will be anything on there plate in the 1k range maybe half that but thats about it I dont see amd offering anything in that market segment even though i kind of hope they do.
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AMD is always cheaper, they have always been half the price of Core i7s even though AMD's were faster, till Intel was forced to lower prices or lose almost all their customers... (business)

But I am sure the competition will lower prices indefinitely.
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AMD is always cheaper, they have always been half the price of Core i7s even though AMD's were faster, till Intel was forced to lower prices or lose almost all their customers... (business)

But I am sure the competition will lower prices indefinitely.
Your either very young or weren;t into pc's 6 years ago.

FX chips were $1000 and the whole deal with AMD bringing back FX is to make the statement "Ya we got that good shat" Or simple bs marketing.

If they perform better than Intels top of the line you best bet there will be $1000 chips.

AMD hasnt been selling sub $300 chips for the last few years because they like you or me.
Edited by SlaveOnDope - 12/31/10 at 6:45pm
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Hopefully this is true because AMD hasn't had the performance crown for some time. Though I remember their FX processors cost $1000 just like Intel's current Extreme processors.
    
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AMD is always cheaper, they have always been half the price of Core i7s even though AMD's were faster, till Intel was forced to lower prices or lose almost all their customers... (business)

But I am sure the competition will lower prices indefinitely.
AMD has been around before i7s....

The old FX were $1k as well. And my Opteron 165 wasn't exactly cheap. Back when AMD was at the front of the race their FXs were just as ridiculously priced as Intels Extreme processors are now. Pentium 4/D was a flop. I had given up hope on Intel for a couple years.

But AMD being able to compete with Intel for once in 3 years is great news for everyone.

Let the price wars begin!
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 12/31/10 at 10:10pm
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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?
bulldozer was announced to be released in q2 2011, co-incidentally i am in the same boat as you... wanting to upgrade from a c2q system

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Product Schedules – This is the most asked question that I get. Today we gave granularity down to the quarter. We expect to launch the client version of “Bulldozer” (code named “Zambezi”) in Q2 2011. The server products (“Interlagos” and “Valencia”) will first begin production in Q2 2011, and we expect to launch them in Q3 2011.
source

thats about as confirmed as it gets right now
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