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Review for SB notebook (i7-2820QM + HD3000)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4084/i...le-landscape/1
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel...Review/?page=1
Edited by ThePath - 1/3/11 at 4:34pm
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Time will tell what 'dominates' what at what price point but the stand out one in my opinion is the 2500k at about $220. I doubt AMD are in danger of going out of business just yet. AMD still have their turn coming up BD and that is when things will get interesting.
It's in the consumers best interest that competition in the CPU market is as strong as possible.
(PhenomII X4 below $200 PhenomII X6 above $200)
They still have the mobile market and GPUs :/
    
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Pretty much every review site I trust/use is in love with this chip. Glad I waited for it.
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well my current has served me well but im passing her along i will be build new sandy rig asap thx for posting up reveiw sites
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Intel are now supplying Apple with CPUs and if AMD's Bulldozer flops and they start losing market share they could be in serious trouble. Probably why they bought ATI as an expansion/defensive strategy.
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I didn't go through all the comments but...

Why is that corner left unused ?
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Finally some good reviews!! I soooo can't wait to get mine now.

It's Funny all the haters are being VERY quiet. Maybe there busy trying to squeeze more out of their 950's
Edited by Chewy - 1/3/11 at 5:35am
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post #118 of 377
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Originally Posted by Ding Chavez View Post
Time will tell what 'dominates' what at what price point but the stand out one in my opinion is the 2500k at about $220. I doubt AMD are in danger of going out of business just yet. AMD still have their turn coming up BD and that is when things will get interesting.
It's in the consumers best interest that competition in the CPU market is as strong as possible.
(PhenomII X4 below $200 PhenomII X6 above $200)
I didn't say AMD had to go out of business, did I ? I just responded to this part of your post:

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AMD is still very strong in the sub $200 and sub $100 price ranges, but above $200 Intel have just dealt a strong blow. And perhaps to themselves also. I wonder when they'll cease production of some of their older models if they haven't already.
Which is simply not true. With current prices AMD isn't doing good at any price segment except server level (which is very important and profitable for them luckily).

The Phenom IIs actually managed to equal or slightly outperform S775 C2Q processors. Problem is that those were Intel's latest offerings in 2007-2008. At the rate Intel is increasing performance and manages to produce them so economically efficient, AMD has to do a whole lot to get back into the desktop segment. These SB processors could be a lot cheaper if the AMD processors were really competiting. I'm confident that AMD will recover pretty well with BD though.

For now all that will keep the S1155 processors at reasonable price points are the S1366 processors.
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Well AMD's market share hasn't dropped in the past few years and they have strong sales in the sub $200 and sub $100 market segment so I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree. They are still selling a lot of chips you know.
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Nice performance but confirms my decision to wait for Sandy Bridge-EN and the 8/16 CPU's. Not enough of a performance boost over the 6/12 Westmere chips when encoding.
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