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I'm considering a second build in about a month and I'm thinking about trying AMD. :shock:
I don't think we having any AMD users in here do we? Thing is, I haven't used them since AK forced me out a few years ago so I have not been following whats happening in that neck of the woods. This will be a build for my daughter's room when she gets tired of her laptop. It will be for casual gaming. She does like L4D, for some reason.
Anyways, I need to look into the AMD platform mobos.


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AMD is great for Budget builds below $125 (CPU). i just saw a write up today on techspot. you might wanna check it out. http://www.techspot.com/guides/393-best ... ainstream/

unforutunately i don't know much about what's happening at the green camp either. all i know is, they're lagging behind at the moment, but the word is they have something brewing and planning on a big surprise.

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I'm still 50% AMD. My laptop and gaming rig are Intel, and my two servers are AMD. One is an Athlon X2, and the other is a Phenom II X4.

New and exciting things are coming from AMD in the near future that will finally make them competative all the way up to the i7 2600k. They don't have an answer for the upcoming LGA2011 or 6-Core LGA1366 processors.

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im running AMD's, nothing wrong with them, not the performance king, but for than enough for my needs

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Post Re: Thinking about AMD
I think, it should be mentioned at least somewhere on this forum so I'm just going to it here.
We all knew it would be released in septembre but I had honestly hoped it be a bit sooner.

RELEASE DATE AMD3+ processors

Model Cores Speed (turbo) L2-cache L3-cache Tdp Introduction Price

FX-8150 8 3,6GHz (4,2GHz) 8MB 8MB 125W 19 september 320 dollar
FX-8100 8 2,8GHz (3,7GHz) 8MB 8MB 95W 19 september 290 dollar
FX-6100 6 3,3GHz (3,9GHz) 6MB 8MB 95W 19 september 240 dollar
FX-4100 4 3,6GHz (3,8GHz) 4MB 8MB 95W 19 september 190 dollar
FX-8170 8 3,9GHz (4,5GHz) 8MB 8MB 125W Q1 2012 n/a
FX-8120 8 3,1GHz (4GHz) 8MB 8MB 95W Q1 2012 n/a
FX-6120 6 3,6GHz (4,2GHz) 6MB 8MB 95W Q1 2012 n/a
FX-4120 4 3,9GHz (4,1GHz) 4MB 8MB 95W Q1 2012 n/a
FX-3150 3 3,6GHz (4,2GHz) 3MB - 80W Q4 2011 oem
source: http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.p ... finalized/
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Hmmm......interesting


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I will definately be giving the 8150 a shot. Being an old AMD fanatic I have to. We'll see bout that release date.


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I have to retake exams up untill the 5th so I hoped they would be sooner. I could ofcourse temporarily put in a cheap X4 but thats a waste huh...
Guess i'll just study my japanese untill then... Why are they so late with it anyway? They were supposed to be released like 2 months ago!

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Post Re: Thinking about AMD
Here's a pre-list of my AMD system. Hopefully sometime in the next few weeks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131735

Article only for now
http://lenzfire.com/2011/08/amd-bulldoz ... own-67700/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820227729
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136533


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I decided on the FX-8100 if it indeed costs €200. Motherbord is gonna with 990 chipset. Memory at 1866. And a Sapphire 6950 2GB. A 80gb revodrive. And the CPU is gonna be watercooled. The last parts for the casemod should come in about a week so have plenty of time to set everything up. Now to wait for the destined day, can't wait to give a shot at Avid's scores.

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It will be interesting to see if not for even the hell of it. I already have an 1100T Ill be using until the 8150 hits the stores. Im trying to decide on ram at the moment.


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Post Re: Thinking about AMD
Well, with today's announcement of Intel delaying the Ivy Bridge LGA2011 till 2Q 2012, I may very well go with AMD's Bulldozer. Supposedly coming out Sept 26 (server chips) and the FX-series chips in early Oct., there may very well be a new performance leader in CPU power. But for how long? Intel I believe is shooting itself in the foot with delaying Ivy Bridge. If the reports are true about the performance of Bulldozer, then I may very well go back to my old friend (and Comixion's) AMD!

I cut my overclocking teeth on AMD processors ... twas much fun back then, huh?

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I somehow doubt Bulldozer will beat a 4.5-5.0GHz Sandy Bridge though...but we'll see!

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Some rumors were to have AMD providing water-cooling for their high-end FX-series chips, so they COULD reach that 5.0GHz plateau ... like the Antec Kuhler ... can't seem to find it right now, but it's a beauty of a rumor if it's true!

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That would s*ck for me since I've ordered a lot of stuff for watercooling of my own.
But then again that would likely be a special boxed edition right?

I went to a my computershop for a new DIMM card to fix a laptop and asked them about the coming launch date but they are partnered with intel and have no idea.
Don't know for sure if the 19th really is a launch date and wether that is for America, Europe or both.

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All Im sure of at this moment is that they need to HTFU


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Everyone says different things, but I think it'll be a paper launch on the 19th so they can at least drive some hype.

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AMD's Bulldozer is only expected to be competative up to around the $300 price point. The current LGA1366 platform from Intel is still top dog. Personally I'm happier with my 2600k than I was with my 980x. It's been running at 5Ghz 24/7 since I bought it and I don't see Bulldozer really competing with that.

AMD's product delays are absolutely killing them. I think the Athlon 64/X2 was a one off....they caught Intel off guard. They will always play second fiddle.

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Let me just say I liked my X58/i7-920 better than my Z68/i7-2600K. But then again marijuana is better than crack. ;)


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Comixion wrote:
Let me just say I liked my X58/i7-920 better than my Z68/i7-2600K.

Because it was more of a linear upgrade. You do have a much more future-ready platform though, having USB3 and SATA3. You also have the SSD caching functionality if you chose to use it.

All while saving electricity!

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