Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 21 Sep 2010.
A free boost and price drops elsewhere. Good work AMD, now let's see Bulldozer!
More indepth article with benches:
I think the problem lies with intel getting too much of a head start with the core duo, then a solid performing Quad core only to then release the i7.
AMD was always my 1st pick, the the AM2 bunch didn't amaze me one bit, and the first AMD quads were piss poor, and that's where they lost ground.
Saying all this i imagine AMD will do very well soon, what with Intels greed and charging more money for locked features, rumour of sandy bridge to prevent overclocking.
The release of two more CPU's just means the fabrication is getting better, that's all.
The phenom II x4 970 looks good. Will bit-tech be benching these in the coming month?
I just feel they are getting out the aging format before bulldozer, which I hope does well but is probably just a play on the name.
When you get this actual site still not recommending them only for the budget model and the sister mag not recommending them at all. I'm just a little worried that these new releases sit below an already inferior product base. What also worries me is them using the cursed "Black Edition"
Come on AMD, give us something we actually want and will actually buy instead of just relying on Intel!
there's new athlon 2's aswell! if anyone is interested!
Given it's price and the fact most games only utilize 2/3 cores why isn't the X3 450 a regular bit-tech recommnedation?
If they get the pricing right, they might eke out a bit more life for this generation of processors.
I might have been tempted by a new 6 core processor if there was actually anything out there that needs 6 cores (other than the very occasional game).
Reasons for upgrading the CPU are getting fewer & fewer and i'm personally more interested in the projected price/performance of Fusion APU products at present.
You forgot to mention the New x4 970 cpu at 3.5ghz
What a surprise! When AMD isn't being artifically driven out the market by it's competitor it can actually make decent progress! That's a real shocker...
They never reviewed it. Tom's say its the minimum they recommend for a gaming PC.
Personally from reviews I would take it over a phenom dual or tri core for its price.
but that's the problem, this is all based on AMD's aging format. So if they aren't being driven out of the market then what the hell are they playing at because this isn't progress.
i just can't see these chips beating the 750 i5 which is destroying AMDs mid range cpu sales as when over clocked the 750 walks all over AMD atm
Looks great, hope they keep tweaking the process so when I finally outmode my 9950 I can quite an overclockable upgrade no need to change mobo etc don't remember the last time I've been able to hold on to the same mobo/setup for so long.
I love AMD, don't get me wrong but as long as new chips aren't based on a new architecture I see no interest in new cpus. We have already seen that the K10 architecture is becoming quite old being a K8 based upgrade architecture.
Bring forth the new architecture to compete head on head against Intel and then I will be investing my money again on AMD, until then I'll remain with my AM2+ Asus M3A32MVP-Deluxe with my awesome Phenom 9950 Black Edition, it just does everything and with 8GB of RAM, there's no need to upgrade cpu and mobo-wise.
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