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Until Bulldozer arrives, that is...


The i5-2500k is slated for $216 retail, fry's is selling it for $180 + tax.

Nothing AMD has in that price rage outside the x6's are even close.



Looking at stock even the i5-2500k is right there with the 1090T, the big difference is the i5-2500k is hitting some high clocks on bargain base coolers. And the single thread clock for clock performance is about 40% higher given both are in turbo mode.

Can they even lower the prices anymore? They're releasing the 975 @ $185... Why?

I'm not trolling here, I love AMD and hope BD brings me back... Just trying to figure out whats going on with AMD right now.
    
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I'm an AMD fanboy so I plan to buy AMD until the novelty of supporting the underdog wears out. Besides, Arch Linux x86_64 + JWM can turn any X4, or X6-based system into a speed demon .
Edited by adamlau - 1/6/11 at 2:30am
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I'm an AMD fanboy so I plan to buy AMD until the novelty of supporting the underdog wears out.
AMD Is always the way to go...
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You are right. From the day sandy bridge releases to the day bulldozer releases AMD is in a horrible position to be selling desktop processors.
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Imho starting from 200$ /CPU AMD doesn't have a chance.

Under 200$ though, SB and AMD CPUs are pretty closely matched, and as a plus AMD processors can be OCed, while SB i3s can't move a MHz. Under 100$ one must be crazy not to buy AMD considering they have the best platform (SATA3 and USB3 under 100$/mobo) and the CPUs are at least on par with Intel, if not better.

So from my point of view, it is clearer than ever: sub 100$ AMD; 100-200 gray area, depends on the apps used and interest in OCing; over 200$ Intel.
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No def counter they are just filling the gap really with the high clock affordable 975, also they have laptop chips on the way that are supposed to be quite good, So I suppose no answer in desktop for now, gonna make a big dent in mobile from what I read though
    
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Yeah, Ive been lookin at some Intel boards myself. Just to see what it would cost me with the sell of my board and CPU.
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Yeah, Ive been lookin at some Intel boards myself. Just to see what it would cost me with the sell of my board and CPU.



Dude, hes just stating a fact that comes straight from the benchmark numbers compared to the price cost.
I had a bit of a different situation with needing to move up to DDR3 and not having a board anymore...

But I sold my 1090T for about $20 loss, and my DDR2 ram for a $15 loss, but with that money I was able to grab the board in my sig for $189 and the ram for $75. So my cost to upgrade is going to be just a bit more than it would have been to buy ddr3 for $75 and a board for AMD for $180 less the profit from selling the ddr2.

It didn't really make sense to spend that money going to DDR3 when the cost of going to DDR3 on a i5-2500k was nearly the same.
    
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Can't AMD sell their X6 CPUs for like $100?
   
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If they were I'd buy one (again)
    
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