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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 #21 of 22
As I said.. its an estimation of what AMD "expects" ...

If $700 is the estimate, and the chip costs $400...

Then I am going to presume you're figuring in a cheap motherboard under $95, cheap ram, cheap case, and maybe no video card.

Personally, I would like to "guessimate" that the Chips will be around the 250 range, so 200 for a good motherboard, 100 for a good ram kit and most "enthusiasts" like ourselves already have our prefered Vid Cards... so maybe 100 for whatever else, ie: new Case or new PSU... and there is your $700 price range.

Or, as AMD suggests... 700+ if you start to throw in, adding more stuff, like a new Video Card...

Remember, AMD has said that they intend to price competitively with the I7 26K's, several of which are in that 200 - 300 range; while granted there are others in the 400 - 500+ range.

So, I am going to guess that the BD "FX" 4000 chips (quads) will be in the low end price range, 200 - 250... then the FX6000's in the 250 - 300, and then the FX8000's to be in the 300 - 400+ range.

Mind, thats all just guessing on my part... never mind the fact that I work for a company that builds PC's, its what I do for a living, and I deal with some National Distributor's; such as ASI, Maxgroup, Eastern Data, Synnex, and many others, and the word I'm getting from some of them is that they're "expecting" the boxed chips be about in that price range...

Then again, come June, we all could be proved wrong...
     
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As I've mentioned several times, when I bought the Crosshair IV Formula motherboard, my idea was to skip AMD Bulldozer and Intel Sandy Bridge and head straight for Intel Ivy Bridge. Needless to say I expected the cost to be a bit inhibitive but anyway..
Now with this news that my investment in the motherboard can give me something that should beat Intel Sandy Bridge and have more cores, I'm all for it. If it works, I'll buy an AMD Bulldozer CPU, no question (I want an 8-core one, though). Next upgrade would therefore be whatever is after AMD Bulldozer and Intel Ivy Bridge.

With this news, Asus have basically forced me to stay with AMD that while longer as I was about ready to pull the Intel trigger.
    
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