News AMD launches £80 quad core processor

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  1. CardJoe

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    £80?!?!?! OMG. This would be ideal for a 2nd rig.....
     
  3. Casefan

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    I think this quite a smart move, should get plenty of sales.
     
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    i'd be interested if this could be a better CPU for your folding computer recommendations
     
  7. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion working for the good of mankind...

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    This is great mainstream marketing ploy. Most people have more than enough power with a low end dual core for their surfing/email needs. But if they can have a quad core instead for the same price they'll obviously jump at the chance - either way they have more than enough power so it really doesn't matter if it's got L3 cache etc.

    Just reliant now on the mainstream PC assemblers such as Dell, Acer etc to start offering them...
     
  8. l3v1ck

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    That's a awfully high TDP for such a low specification CPU. That rules out near silent cooling for living room PC's
     
  9. trig

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    i like this....alot. nice one amd.
     
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    guru actually recommended the phenom II over this for gaming.. the L3 cache
     
  11. dyzophoria

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    i was expecting less wattage from it as well, nice try by amd though :)
     
  12. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    yeah power usage is far to high

    however we will see how it holds out when bit get to review one


    (you will be reviewing this won't you?)
     
  13. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    The athlon II 45nm chips run very cool I had one running folding on it (X2 3ghz) and it did not warm up that's the the provided heatsink , I am guessing now with no L3 cache they should only be warming up now, I just on the same day got an phonem x4 I would of likey got that as I wanted my server to run cooler (going from am 9850 to it should run cooler any way due to been on 45nm now)
     
  14. xprodancer

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    i will wait for the bit-tech review to comment on this!!!!
     
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    Wow. I didn't expect it to beat the Phenom II 550 in as many things as it did. The quad-core really does make a difference.
     
  16. trig

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    well sure, and i recommend the i7 920 over the phenom. in fact, and i thought the comment was a little odd, he recommended the 720 over this because it's close in price and can overclock well. he hasnt figured out what this chip will do in terms of oc. seems to me you should go stock for stock in that case. but what this chip is about is giving you a quad core for a very low price point, not beating the phenoms at gaming.:D
     
  17. dec

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    ive been waiting for this chip forever. now it seems like the phenom ii quads are expensive. i mean an extra $70 (to get a phenom ii 945) just for L3 cache? Id rather spend an extra $20 and get 1 less core a unlocked multiplier and the cache
     
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    Im getting this for playing and using the saved money for a greater video car, OC this chip without a single extra millivolt at 3.25GHz i think its a good deal. I do alot of multi tasking too
     
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    AMD are becoming VIA :/
     
  20. eek

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    IMO AMD are going where the money is which makes excellent business sense! There is so little money to be made from the enthusiasts - the market is too small. These processors are more powerful than 90% of people are ever going to need (for now!) and they are at such an attactive price that OEMs are going to be all over them.

    OEMs are able to shift massive quantities of machines based on a few key buzzwords. The low low price coupled with the fact that these are quad core makes them an instant success. Does the average Joe know, or even care about level 3 cache? It's not going to make Internet Explorer and Office any more sluggish.

    VIA are all about platform size and embedded platforms. I don't get the comparison?
     
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