AMD Caught Off Guard by High Demand for Hexa-Core Chips

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pcnutcase

I was always an AMD fan. I built an Intel recently, just to try it out. I like it...but....gonna build a newer AMD machine now....just for the hell of it.

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s1r 70nk

I think the reason the demand is so high on AMD's Hex-core processor is because of the price tag of Intel's chip. Would you rather pay $1000.00 or $200.00 (USD) Because of the huge price difference i'm will to put money on that many Intel users are changing to AMD because in the long run they are saving money; even if it requires them to get a new motherboard. Also don't for get about AMD making their Hex-core chip backwards compatible. That means you can by an out of style board and a cheap CPU and still have cash in your pockets and have a kick-ass pc on the block.

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DOOMHAMMA

I almost bought the 1090T, but I am a heavy gamer, and stuck with my 965BE, as the benefits of two more cores is virtually nonexistent when it comes to gaming.

Also have an Athlon 64 X2 6400+, still runs great and is my XP build.

Also have an i7 920 machine, very nice, but I never felt like it changed that much for me, so I've stuck with AMD for its value.

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fiXXer

I've been a fan of AMD for some time.  I've been running AMD systems since I first made the switch from my Pentium 4-based rig.  It's not that there's anything wrong with Intel's chips.. on the contrary!  I've seen all the benchmarks, especially for the new hexa-cores, and I know the numbers don't lie.  Intel has a CLEAR performance advantage.  But as far as value goes AMD can't be beat.  The fact that I dont have to upgrade from my 790GX AM2+  board to accomodate any of AMD's new chips is a major plus and a big sell point when I baught it.  I mean, it would be nice to have the hexa-core i7 but it's a little (and I use that term lightly) heavy on the wallet taking into account everything that you have buy with it.

I agree that AMD should step up their game to at least be competitive with SOME of Intel's higher-priced i7 chips, but it doesn't bother me either way.  At least I can get my hands on AMD's flagship proc for a fraction of the price of Intel's and overclock it to make up at least some of the performance gap.

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filip007

AMD is just compensating the difference to Core i7, when AMD will have HT and SSE 100% compatible to Intel then will go faster then Intel, until then no thanks. 

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amay

AMD isn't working on HT... however they are working on SMT on thier bulldozer line... but it will mean more of a  reliable performance increase over HT (at the cost of increased silicone - HT only requires about... 15% more space used)

 

it will be neat to see when AMD moves floating point calculations onto on-die GFX cores... but thats years out 

 

I didn't know AMD had any problems with SSE compatibility as of late 

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Bluntknife

The demand is probably coming from the fact that most people aren't having to upgrade their motherboards on top of a new chip.

 But has for the chip itself. I'll be sticking with my 955 Black for a some time. 

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punditguy

 Yay for the small guy. I went Core i7 this round, but I've got Phenom II X3 and Athlon 64 boxes still running strong.

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