Title. Will the new 8 core CPUs be under $300 or $300? The lower end module, like a 1055T instead of a 1090. And motherboards. Under $250 for a high end overclocker?
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
Depends on how they compare to Intel and if they're released before or after sandy bridge and again how well they compete with Intel will be the decided factor on price point.
If they kill the i7's before Sandy Bridge comes out expect $1000 CPU's, if not wait for Sandy Bridge >.>
Originally Posted by test tube
Lower end 8 core should be $200 or less
This is AMD so it will be priced per performance and market competition (well, same goes for any company really), 8 core bulldozer should be 25-40% faster than the current 1055T or 1090T
There will be advantages over the current 6 cores with the 8 cores in terms of speed but it will not be insane. Keep in mind that there are a total of 4 256-bit FPUs versus 6 128-bit FPUs in the Thuban generation, maximum possible speed up in that area is 25% but I doubt it'll be reaching the theoretical