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News Intel files lawsuit against Nvidia

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 18 Feb 2009.

  1. n3mo

    n3mo What's a Dremel?

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    In the good ol' days, when I moved from T-Bird to Palomino there was ~20-25% increase in performance with 20% lower power consumption and similar price. Now Intel made i7 wchich is ~5-10% faster than c2d, costs 500% more and uses more power. That's how they roll, it was exactly the same with Pentium 4. Not worth my time.
     
  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Aye, the 'leap' (of faith/doom*) from Pentium 3 to 4 was catastrophic. It did mean AMD were able to lord it around for a few years with their AthlonXP/64 chips, though. Intel did at least came back with decent competition with the Core processor (took them long enough though).
     
  3. John_Zoidberg

    John_Zoidberg What's a Dremel?

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    In the good ol' days, when I moved from T-Bird to Palomino there was ~20-25% increase in performance with 20% lower power consumption and similar price. Now Intel made i7 wchich is ~5-10% faster than c2d, costs 500% more and uses more power. That's how they roll, it was exactly the same with Pentium 4. Not worth my time.[/QUOTE]


    Ok so when i look at my CPU, which is a QX9770 it sells for $1459.99 and the new core i7 extreme edition is $999.99, with these massive increase in prices I understand where you get the 500% profit margins, and the 5-10% performance gain. If you make a statement about performance to cost at least look things up. Its cheaper and gives better benchmarking performance. I build PCs for aliving and i honestly will help some one build either way but people who hate on intel for statements that aren't true just look like they are uninformed. The quad core CPUs that are available that are non extreme editions are resonably similar in price, barring the premium that always gets slashed for the higher end cpus with the first price drops, that everyone should wait for. But if you want to stick with a hard line I HATE INTEL mantra then go for it but dont open your mouth about massive profit margins compared to small performance gains when you haven't looked up the prices.
     
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