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Poll Results: I will put a BD in my BIOS updated ASUS AM3

Poll expired: Jan 23, 2012  
  • 80% (21)
    HELL YES
  • 19% (5)
    no or probably not
26 Total Votes  
post #11 of 22
Nope. My motherboard was purchased before I considered OC'ing for real. As long as I can drop my ddr3 ram in a new board I'll be happy.

*edit

Would LOVE a gene, exactly what I'm looking for.

Is there going to be a SB one?
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post
I really do hope that ASUS really do make/release that mobo. Its desperately needed for the AMD ROG line. We already have Formula, Extreme and now finally the GENE.
It would help sales too. There's a severe lack of good mATX boards for AMD.
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post #13 of 22
DUH
its better are you kidding me
ITs amd DUH!!
hhhhahhahaha

no i will do it up maybe unless i sell this main rig to go to the intel world of laptops
for mobility and such like that
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
This.

If AMD wishes to keep customers though I think they'll keep the prices competitive. If I have to get a new motherboard to enjoy Bulldozer, and if the performances are the same I'll just go with Sandy Bridge.
You don't have to be competitive when you have the best performing chip. If people want the best performance possible, they will pay big bucks for it, plain and simple.

My guess is that motherboard prices will stay about the same as they are now, maybe a little more for the fx chipsets, over $200, but as far as pricing on the chips, it all depends on how they perform.
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post #15 of 22
Agreed, not everyone wants a standard full size ATX board. There are HTPC, and mini-towers to consider. Otherwise, what's the point of PC Case brands selling mini-towers?! Make sense?
Quote:
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It would help sales too. There's a severe lack of good mATX boards for AMD.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post
Agreed, not everyone wants a standard full size ATX board. There are HTPC, and mini-towers to consider. Otherwise, what's the point of PC Case brands selling mini-towers?! Make sense?
I hate using big cases, but mainly because my desk won't support it, and I dont wanna put my case on the carpet. This 341 fits perfectly, so does a SG04. And I don't need all the extras of a larger board.
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post #17 of 22
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Okay, FANBOY. Quit spewing that garbage. We have no idea what pricing will be on bulldozer yet, and if bulldozer ends up being faster than sandy bridge, you bet your ass they will be priced higher too. Back when amd was on top, their top of the line chips were $1000 also. Why? Because they were better. Now intel is better so they can price their extreme chips as high as they want.

You either get the best performance, or a better price/performance ratio, not both.

Uh, actually that Bold part, is incorrect...

AMD has already released and announced their price model "per system"... which basically means what AMD expects a Full Build System to sell for, with Bulldozer.
     
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post #18 of 22
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Uh, actually that Bold part, is incorrect...

AMD has already released and announced their price model "per system"... which basically means what AMD expects a Full Build System to sell for, with Bulldozer.
That chart though doesn't give CPU prices. Just like you said, estimated platform cost. Keep in mind the 8 core is in the $700+ category. So it could be upwards to $400 for that single chip still.

But hopefully it wont be more than $350 for the 8 core, and it will perform as good as Intel.
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post #19 of 22
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Uh, actually that Bold part, is incorrect...

AMD has already released and announced their price model "per system"... which basically means what AMD expects a Full Build System to sell for, with Bulldozer.
Lol dude, $700+ is a horrible way to gadge how much a system will cost. All we know is that it is going to be the average price of an average enthusiast build. DUUUUUUHHHH!!!!

And they don't even include motherboard prices, cpu prices, or memory prices. For all we know, they could be comparing the cheapest amd stuff to the most expensive intel stuff, or vice versa. In other words, that graph is fail, and doesn't prove your point any better. Seriously, it's like the crappiest guesstimate ever.
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post #20 of 22
If AMD prices like that, then its best to go Intel.

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Uh, actually that Bold part, is incorrect...

AMD has already released and announced their price model "per system"... which basically means what AMD expects a Full Build System to sell for, with Bulldozer.
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