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News AMD announces socket AM3 Phenom II processors

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    It's useful if you are buying now, and heart-set on using DDR3 for future compatibility (obviously you can run your 1600MHz DIMMs at a slower speed for now) but aside from that, I'd have thought AMD are more-than-likely keen to a) catch up with Intel, b) drive up adoption of DDR3 (and subsequently the price down) and c) avoid locking customers into a memory standard that will eventually become phased-out (however few of them that applies to.)

    It's a good thing really, but the performance isn't the benefit sadly. :(
     
  3. roshan

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    AMD really in need of a major core redesign to compete with core i7.DDR 3- 1333 i am sure has not got more juice than DDR2- 1066 because of the latency.
     
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    i hope this means that the Athlon X2 7750BE will drop in price =D
     
  5. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    are these AM3 processors the ones that overclock like crazy?
     
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    So far results are promising on a DDR2 setup the AM3 is performing nearly as well as the i7 using dd3, so I suspect that when the DDR3 mobo come out we should see equal performance or to sum degree better performance, as it is in gaming the AM3 are doing the same or better then the i7 in high resolutions so ya this is looking good.
     
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    Sources? I'm really doubting AM3 will bring AMD close to i7. Memory bandwidth really isn't AMD's problem.
     
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    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenomii_720_810_am3/
     
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    Gh0stDrag0n Unleash the Beast!

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    Any idea on when we will (or might) get the article or how long its been delayed for?
     
  11. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    but not by to much and when it comes to pricing alone where its practically half that of an Intel build for an AMD build in terms of CPU, Memory, and Mobo, that little bit more from the Intel side for that large of an expense isnt really worth it unless your doing hardcore OCing.
     
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