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Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01;11872777 
I didn't say AMD had to go out of business, did I confused.gif? I just responded to this part of your post:



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.
IMO the AMD CPU becomes a much more valid choice once you consider how much cheaper their motherboards are on average, especially for budgets.
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Looks like I will be picking up the 2500k along with a motherboard around $175 (gigabyte, intel, asus).

Too bad z68 is not coming out until Q2. I would like to be able to use onboard graphics, so I could save up for a better video card (right now planning on getting a radeon hd 6850, but since I would like it to last 3-4 years I would rather save and get 6950) and still overclock. But right now I am on a laptop with integrated graphics, so I really want to build sooner.
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IMO the AMD CPU becomes a much more valid choice once you consider how much cheaper their motherboards are on average, especially for budgets.

P67 and H67 motherboards are about the same price as 890FX and 890GX confused.gif
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Trust me, they don't care.

Its not they dont care, some suit runs the numbers, + column money from studies, - column lose of customers from DRM.There banking on focus groups and shaking the 8 ball, theyll make more money with DRM, then without.

Im definatly not going with SB but most folks wont know, unless it makes on on Extra or the evening news. Sheep for the win.
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I don't understand this DRM. It's for media streaming networks like netflix?
If so I won't be effected
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Originally Posted by Deadguy;11873519 
Its not they dont care, some suit runs the numbers, + column money from studies, - column lose of customers from DRM.There banking on focus groups and shaking the 8 ball, theyll make more money with DRM, then without.

Im definatly not going with SB but most folks wont know, unless it makes on on Extra or the evening news. Sheep for the win.

It's not that most folks won't know, it's that most folks won't care.

I personally don't care about this specific attribute of DRM because it doesn't affect me. However I still won't support it because it encourages them to expand the DRM into other areas, like gaming performance for example.

It will be interesting to see how they implement this as well. From my understanding it will be like re-mapping a car engine? You pay for the CPU and unlock a 'turbo' button so to speak by paying extra. Kind of like two BIOS on a GPU and it switches to the more efficient and powerful BIOS after you cough up the dough.

Or am I way off the mark here?
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post #137 of 377
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Originally Posted by Xenthos;11872680 
I didn't go through all the comments but...

Why is that corner left unused ?

Its where the DRM goes so Big Brother intel can watch you.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/03/intel-to-launch-insider-movie-service-with-1080p-content-widi-2/
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So hypothetically if person X downloads movies from movie torrent site Y is intel going to rain hell upon them? Or these hypothetical variables have nothing to do with downloaded content?
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2500k looks like a decent performance/value.
    
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Hardware DRM manager instead of software... Hmm... no more Microsoft Silverlight? Maybe Linux will now get Netflix! wink.gif
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