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post #11 of 28
this will solely depend on how it will perform and how it will be priced..if things light up we can expect it to happen..well if its Fubar who knows??..
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No it won't........ People won't spend 1k for an AMD chip.....
well unless it can outrun or go Head ON with Intel's offering..but i do agree with you sorting it out
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No it won't........ People won't spend 1k for an AMD chip.....
Obvious fanboy is obvious?

Do you not remember just a few short years ago, when AMD was king, and Intel was selling the low end budget chips (Athlon 64 / Athlon x2 vs. Pentium 4 / Pentium D)?

I remember paying $300 for my X2 3800+. There was still much higher chips (up to x2 4800+ and the FX line). The FX60 was like $1500 on release. And right around this same time, my dad bought a Pentium D 920 for $120.
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Obvious fanboy is obvious?
That was obviously sarcasm >.<

anyway, If bulldozer lives to the hype, i'd definitely buy it. Unless ivy bridge is better....


EDIT: I hate sandy bridge btw... But I don't doubt its performance... I just hate em
    
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
That was obviously sarcasm >.<

anyway, If bulldozer lives to the hype, i'd definitely buy it. Unless ivy bridge is better....


EDIT: I hate sandy bridge btw... But I don't doubt its performance... I just hate em
What an intelligent post.

....now that was sarcasm.
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What an intelligent post.

....now that was sarcasm.
LOL! rep+
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No it won't........ People won't spend 1k for an AMD chip.....
Actually, sadly there's some truth to that, at least from what I've seen.

A lot of consumers don't really know the name AMD and go with "Intel" because it's a brand that's been pushed down their throats for so long and pimped up by so many companies like Dell, Gateway, and whatnot (in the anti-trust days).

Then there's people who know a bit but still don't want to go with AMD (ie. like my parents, apparently they've had bad luck with a bunch of AMD chips burning out, however this was from the Duron/Thunderbird/Athlon/Athlon64 days). No matter what I tell my parents they'll still go with Intel because "the failure rate is lower" and they run cooler.

As for me I don't really have any brand loyalty but I'll go for whatever is better at the price point I'm looking at. Whether that's Intel or AMD I just want the best that money can buy (within my budget of course). However if both platforms offer similar performance I'd go with AMD just because.
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What an intelligent post.

....now that was sarcasm.
haha.

Wanna know why I hate sandy bridge?

*Cause they can reach high overclocks with just air cooling.

Wanna know why I hate that?

*Cause I don't have a a sandy bridge.

That's what every SB hater has in mind. Well, at least the poor haters like me
    
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The people above are right. If I had 1k$ for a gaming or w/e rig. I'm not gonna go for AMD, althought for 800$, Ill squeeze the CPU to still get a bigger and more powerful card. Anyways, no games uses 8 cores yet. They barely start using 4.
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post #20 of 28
Back to the question at hand....

How much lower do you want? You can get a 955 C3 for 140 bucks, and a 1055 for 180. They usually bundle up fairly well with other hardware. Heck, you can get the 1090 for 200 bucks. Serioulsy, how much lower do you want them to go?
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