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Old 05-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

Even though Advanced Micro Devices' next-generation FX-series microprocessors code-named Zambezi and powered by Bulldozer micro-architecture are projected to bring the company back onto the market of high-performance desktop microprocessors, the new chips will be relatively affordable. For example, the highest-performing model will cost $320, according to a media report.
AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

$320 for s fast 8 core sounds really inviting!
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

There you are Sir Skully - now a perfect score.

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$320 for s fast 8 core sounds really inviting!
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

$320 for an octo-core sounds good but performance wise I am sure these chips are priced accordingly.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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There you are Sir Skully - now a perfect score.
....Yeah this 8 core could be the ticket to WEI 7.9 perfection...
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

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$320 for an octo-core sounds good but performance wise I am sure these chips are priced accordingly.
They would have to be..When AMD was king, the top of the line FX chips were over $1,000. It is kinda nice to see AMD back in the game though. I am anxious to see how they perform.
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

Competition is almost always a good thing.
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

Competition is exactly right. I hope AMD's low priced 8 cores chips bring Intels prices to the same level.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:52 PM   #9
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

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They would have to be..When AMD was king, the top of the line FX chips were over $1,000. It is kinda nice to see AMD back in the game though. I am anxious to see how they perform.
I was hoping that their top end model would be priced over $500 US, since that would indicated that they had a real winner on their hands. Apparently, AMD had to implement another stepping (B3) which will push back the launch date of BD to July.

Here's to hoping the B3 stepping exceeds expectations and we have a new FX processor worthy of the name.
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

I don't know why they would bring back the FX name if it's just for raising core count. That only goes so far. I remember when the slower clocked FX's dominated over the considerably higher frequency P4's of the time. Intel beat AMD at their own game with more instructions per clock with the C2D and now look at the i7's with high frequency and a strong instruction set. AMD has a ways to go. Still I have given them business lately (more then Intel total price wise) with my ATI video and I built a PhenomII machine for my wifes father recently. It's actually pretty snappy. Someone like me is going to pay a little more for the best though
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

Ok, some bummer news from CES. Post from xtremesystems.org (via vr-zone)

XtremeSystems Forums - View Single Post - Official Bulldozer "Zambezi" date: August-September


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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

Now I mam be way off here but, these are the AM3+ Processors right?
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Now I am be way off here but, these are the AM3+ Processors right?
Yes, though apparently, at least some, if not all of the new processors will be backwards compatible with AM3 sockets, so long as the mobo is designed to support Zambezi.
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I hope AMD does well with this release...they need to get back into the enthusiast market and at least give the impression that they are a threat to steal the performance crown from Intel...it's never good when 1 company dominates for a long period of time

the prices on the new AMD octa-core chips are amazing...hope they deliver the performance...even if they don't de-thrown Intel I can't believe that this will actually suck...if I didn't already have more CPU then I will ever need (i7-980X) then I would give this a nice hard look
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Re: AMD FX-Series Top-of-the-Range Microprocessor to Cost $320 - Report

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I hope AMD does well with this release...they need to get back into the enthusiast market and at least give the impression that they are a threat to steal the performance crown from Intel...it's never good when 1 company dominates for a long period of time

the prices on the new AMD octa-core chips are amazing...hope they deliver the performance...even if they don't de-thrown Intel I can't believe that this will actually suck...if I didn't already have more CPU then I will ever need (i7-980X) then I would give this a nice hard look
I agree, its always better to have competition betwen AMD and Intel for us consumers and AMD price points are really looking good, by the way my old FX55 is still going stong in my wifes rig!
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