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Originally Posted by saulin View Post
I don't follow AMD CPUs much because they are always behind Intel, but is that AMD's high End CPU right now?

Cause it does suck compared to anything Intel has in that review
Yep! AMD is showing its age. Intel trounces on all of AMDs current offerings. AMD still has the better prices on the lower end stuff, and it is always fun unlocking cores. But we will see in a couple months time what AMD has been working on. Hopefully it will be able to live up to some of the hype. SB 2500k/2600k are beast processors, no getting around it.
   
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wow, intel 2600k rocks all the way. I feel ashame for other chips.
    
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bottom line 990x price needs to drop.
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bummer... the Phenom ii HAS to be overclocked to 4 Ghz to be equal to core i7 performance... im wondering if my chip really is that crappy.

BTW, what is it equal to when its at 4 ghz? They should do benchmarks again and put the phenom ii at 4 Ghz.

if its close to core i7 980x or equal to core i7 quads, im fine with that.
Edited by ChronoBodi - 4/8/11 at 2:05pm
     
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bottom line 990x price needs to drop.
Not gonna happen. EE chips always retire at the same price.
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post #66 of 87
That guy doesn't know how to over clock a 990x. Could have easily gotten 5-10% more performance. He even said he did a lazy over clock by just adjusting multiplier and voltage. You don't buy a $1000 over clocking cpu to do a 2 minute over clock on it.

Granted, SB is a beast for the price. I would have stuck with my 2600k if it could do Quad-SLI. But it couldn't, so I decided to go with the overpriced 990x. AMD needs to put some pressure on Intel do drop these stupidly high prices.
Edited by CallsignVega - 4/8/11 at 2:54pm
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someone want to tell me how this is news?
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Yep! AMD is showing its age. Intel trounces on all of AMDs current offerings. AMD still has the better prices on the lower end stuff, and it is always fun unlocking cores. But we will see in a couple months time what AMD has been working on. Hopefully it will be able to live up to some of the hype. SB 2500k/2600k are beast processors, no getting around it.
I really hope so. Even the i3 21XX has tempted me for a new budget gaming rig.

I hope AMD does a good SB counter attack and a great chipset/mobo "longetivity".

But hot damn if Ivy will be compatible with 1155..
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You should get the 2500K.
Don't see reason to get it, the one that cost 189 i5-2400 non k quad core is really the same as the 2500k, but with lower clocks. the 2400 has what i want, a quad core over 3.ghz and turbo boost. On another note, i am trying to save some cash, and spend the cheapest on this ugprade, but who knows, by the time i go to order i may grab a i7-2600 k or non k cpu. I am interested in having hyper threading even tho it might be a big deal to have it, i just figure better have all the features i can get lol. So not sure what i am getting yet, not going to order until next week sometime. So its between the 2400 or i72600k, depending on how much i feel like spending.
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Lol if i had a 990x i defently would just keep that instead of going to the new socket but seeing as a have dual xeons and my computer can run any game out there for a very long time seeing as i have 24 cores i think im good for a couple years but i do wanna see how the 2011 sockets turn out i personally dont think it will be a huge improvement just another name and more money.
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