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Originally Posted by Chranny View Post
AFAIK, Intel never released any benchmarks of Sandy Bridge ~3 months before launch either, so why do you expect AMD to?.
Because AMD didn't have a competing product at the time? Now that SB's SATA port issue has been rectified, AMD needs to release some sort of information to keep people from adopting SB instead of waiting for BD.
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The Sandy Bridge 2600K is a brilliant chip at just over $300 and that is coming from Intel. If BD gives approx. the same performance as Sandy (for the sake of argument... let's say 5% slower clock for clock with higher stock clocks to compensate) then there is no reason for AMD to price it any higher than the 2600k. Plus, it is supposed to be no more expensive to manufacturer than Thurban. Maybe the 8 core will command a small premium, but as the 2600K is also 8 threads, I don't think it will be much.

Don't expect the return of the $1000 FX processor unless BD beats Sandy by 15% clock for clock or something crazy.
I agree, pretty much sums up what I'm saying.

When I say if BD delivers the goods, I mean convincingly beating the 2600K ( 15% clock for clock for starters ) then a $500+ price tag wouldn't be unreasonable.

But yeah, if it's close it'll likely be closer to the $300 range, which would still be nice to see, as Intel needs the competition to keep their prices in check.

I think the 8 core BD will be pretty close to the 2600K in both price / performance.
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Do you have links for these reports?
http://www.intc.com/financials.cfm

http://ir.amd.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=74...rterlyearnings


Stock prices are only a small part of the story.
2 companies can be equally profitable but that doesnt mean theyre the same size.
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Yeah so financially weak, because they are putting e350s in OEM netbooks left and right now.

You dont really know anything about AMD's financial status.

On Topic, I remember April being the beginning of the AMD Revolution.
If AMD has to take that extra 60 days, Good! maybe it means that much more Quality. Wouldn't want to screw up a chipset now would we?
*cough Intel cough*
I earned more money last year at my part time retail job than AMD did over the entirety of their operations for all time.

AMD on the whole never made money, they've lost money.
and they have a high level of debt. The only thing even moderately beneficial about that is that it serves as a solid tax write off
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I earned more money last year at my part time retail job than AMD did over the entirety of their operations for all time.

AMD on the whole never made money, they've lost money.
and they have a high level of debt. The only thing even moderately beneficial about that is that it serves as a solid tax write off
Even if they didn't make money last year they have a lot of assets and growth potential. Even if I don't buy AMD/ATI products lately because others perform better I am grateful for them existing. They help keep Intel/Nvidia prices down for everyone. I hope they sort our their management/financial problems ASAP though.
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Sweet, I'm looking forward to this. XD
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Hip HIP! HORRAY! Time to Upgrade my CPU soon then
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AFAIK, Intel never released any benchmarks of Sandy Bridge ~3 months before launch either, so why do you expect AMD to?.
Anandtech reviewed the i5 2400 a few months before Sandy Bridge was released.
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post #79 of 80
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Then I recommend cleaning out your ears. JF-AMD repeated Q2 like a parrot on these forums. People should not have assumed April. Plus, I love how if bulldozer releases in June then it is only 6 months before Ivy Bridge so people can wait, but 3.5 months is waaaay to long to wait for AMD. Sigh, if you prefer Intel... then just say so.

Oh yeah, sandy bridge 6 core is rumored to be LGA 2011 which is a server socket. Don't think that is going to bring much -- except for a server sized price tag.
3.5 months isn't long but I'm already waiting for 3 months. If I preferred Intel I would have bought SB right away, but I thought April was okay to wait. June or July is just too long for me to wait even if it's going to be faster, Ivy Bridge is even further away and I'm not really interested in it. As I've said I'm using a 3 year old CPU ATM and I want to remove this bottleneck and this 780i motherboard.

Btw, I don't read every post from JF-AMD. The release date of Bulldozer was never really clearly noted, so it's not that strange to think it's going to April if you heard so from others. Do you have issues with Intel or prefer AMD on the other hand....?
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3.5 months isn't long but I'm already waiting for 3 months. If I preferred Intel I would have bought SB right away, but I thought April was okay to wait. June or July is just too long for me to wait even if it's going to be faster, Ivy Bridge is even further away and I'm not really interested in it. As I've said I'm using a 3 year old CPU ATM and I want to remove this bottleneck and this 780i motherboard.

Btw, I don't read every post from JF-AMD. The release date of Bulldozer was never really clearly noted, so it's not that strange to think it's going to April if you heard so from others. Do you have issues with Intel or prefer AMD on the other hand....?
Until Sandy Bridge was released Intel's high end was too expensive for me. I am simply waiting on BD to compare the two. My CPU is new so waiting a few more months is no big deal for me. We are clearly in different situations.

That being said... from a familiarity standpoint I do prefer AMD, but if AMD can't deliver with bulldozer then I have no problem going Sandy.
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