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News New Phenoms to get new naming scheme

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 18 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    _DTM2000_ New Member

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    Excellent news. I hope this will make the market more competitive in 2009 so we get more choice and more aggressive pricing.
    I'll certainly be holding off buying any upgrades untill later in 2009 when the prices of Intel and AMD's new products come down in price.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I wonder whether the 940 will be supported in the MA790FX..
     
  4. N19h7m4r3

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    At the moment the i7 920 can easily break 4GHz on air.

    I hope these are competitive. We need some good competition again :)
     
  5. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    nice to see this from amd. i hope they do perform and provide us with a decent option. and N19h7m4r3, we know that intel cores oc well, the c2d range always did but amd has struggled to make a decent oc chip since the athlon xp 2500 or something which was a long time ago, so thats why a decent oc from amd is even more important.

    peace

    fatman
     
  6. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    I hope for some low-clocked black edition Phenom. Cheap & easy to overclock.
     
  7. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    I wonder if my Crosshair will support them. Asus has done a great job so far, it supports all the Phenoms available. I was going to get an i7 in the next few weeks, but i'll wait a bit now I will only save money then.
     
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    Nothing's stopping you from downgrading and using two sticks of DDR3 with Nehalem either. Motherboards will probably stay expensive though.
     
  9. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    So the 940 and 920 will support DDR2? Sweet. They'll be more than sufficient for media encoding and gaming, really. And actually affordable. :D

    Now if they only would use less that 125W... ouch. :(
     
  10. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Not liking that TDP for the AM2+ boards =\.

    Will probably get one though.
     
  11. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    cant help being giddy, but ill hang on until i see the performance number.....

    phenom had a lotta hype and then what? poof......
     
  12. lewchenko

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    Well as the core i7 920 is currently about £260 we really need some competition to drive the prices down... this could be it. My last AMD purchase was an X2 4400. Its been that long since they were competitive on the performance playing field.

    Just make sure they can overclock like crazy... the tech world has got used to *and expects* a hefty overclock on air. Either that or make them so fast you dont need to overclock them to start off with.
     
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    Why is that my AM2+ 9950BE is a 140w TDP chip so these are actually lower.
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    WOOT awesome news, I have a 9950BE right now but I am soooo upgrading to that Phenom II 3ghz cpu when it comes out. ^__^
     
  15. SuperNova

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    It's quiet fun that AMD and Intel now has the same names for two of their cpus ;)
     
  16. MasterAlex

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    what is the FSB of these? I take it the AM2+ will be 2000MHz or 5600MT/s again? Or will the AM3 be a lot more since the i7 has a big "front side bus" (or w/e they call it)?
     
  17. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Will the FX be revived, continuing its old nomenclature?
     
  18. Goty

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    The Black Edition processors took over for the FX line of processors, I believe.

    As for the HT speed question, AMD is introducing HT 3.0 to the desktop with the AM3 processors.
     

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