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News AMD launches £80 quad core processor

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    A very nice system upgrade. Throw in some inexpensive motherboard ram and maybe a more recent videocard with video acceleration and GPU video/audio/processing support for programs like photoshop, videoediting etc and you have a workstation for almost anything for maybe 350 euro!
     
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  3. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    this processor reminds me of that $80 Pentium Dual-Core E2160 that TomsHardware overclocked to 3.4GHz- it performed identically to a ~$180 Core 2 Duo E6750 in several games.

    However unlike that, this AMD chip seems to be well-rounded. In the E2160 experiment, when it came to actual work (rendering/compressing), it performed as weak as you'd expect it to- it was no match to any C2D.
     
  4. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    Thomas Cook only charges me £65 to get $100.

    Welcome to rip-off Britain.
     
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  5. law99

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    Rip-off or not when it comes to British prices, it's still a damn site closer to what I want to pay for 4 cores. Performance is perfect for my needs. Probably overkill even.
     
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