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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
What can this do for an HTPC (Aside from producing more heat and costing more) that an Athlon II X3/X4 can't do?
Nothing that would make it differentiate from the Athlon's. However it would still make a Great HTPC processor. To be perfectly honest the difference in price between the 980 and the X3/X4 is not Earth Shattering in all honesty. In addition the HTPC will possibly have secondary-roles that would require the Phenom.
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Nothing that would make it differentiate from the Athlon's. However it would still make a Great HTPC processor. To be perfectly honest the difference in price between the 980 and the X3/X4 is not Earth Shattering in all honesty. In addition the HTPC will possibly have secondary-roles that would require the Phenom.
The current top of the line Athlon X4 costs $115, and the current Phenom II X4 costs $190. I expect the 980 to replace the 975 so that would still be a $75 difference in price. You can get 8GB of ram with that.
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Wait how would this make a "great" HTPC processor? All you need is a basic dual core at 2.8/3.0 ghz and a dedicated video card like a GT220 or a 5570.
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Wait how would this make a "great" HTPC processor? All you need is a basic dual core at 2.8/3.0 ghz and a dedicated video card like a GT220 or a 5570.
HTPC + Secondary Role's. Perhaps I should have initially elaborated.
post #35 of 135
Everyone needs to remember that there are only four Bulldozer parts coming out. Phenom also won't be getting removed from the lineup either. It just won't be flagship anymore. So this Phenom needs to try and bridge the gap between the old and Bulldozer as far as pricing goes.

Again, Phenom II chips will be on sale long after June 11th. Bulldozer is the AMD FX chip for a reason. It's FX, not anything else.

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They are still releasing AM3, because this cost them very little to develop. All they do is up the multi a few, and call it a new chip.
Actually they need to revise the chip to lower the TDP or else this chip would be 180w. Thus nearly unusable and uncoolable.
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@ 3.7Ghz its should beat a Core i7 by now.
I can't tell if you're serious or not...
 
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"Most of us" makes up a very percentage when compared to the rest of AMDs customers. There are users who don't OC you know
Right, but, this is overclock.net, and Most of us (meaning the users who would go to a site for overclocking) *DO* overclock our processors.

It's all in the context. If that was posted on ijustrunwhatevercrapiboughtfromwalmart.com I'd totally understand your post. Here, though, it's just silly.
    
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I can't tell if you're serious or not...
Stock Core i7 like 920 @ 2.66Ghz. No i am being serious, most people dont OC and PII @ 3.7Ghz could easily be faster.
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too little too late AMD.

If these do make it to 4Ghz though... nah i'll just wait for Bulldozer
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HT and NB still at 2K?
I imagine that they are
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