AMD Cuts Desktop Processor Pricing Up to 19 Percent

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mikeyfree

Yes, this is the thing I love about AMD, I actually have enough money to upgrade without worrying about being short on a bill. I have the +3 socket so a 8320 would be a nice upgrade from my t1055. Even going with the 6300 and a new motherboard, ram is doable.

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AFDozerman

Yup, definately grabbing the 3600 and a new mobo for the home server. Old Athlon X4 is getting noisy with the fan giving out and the GFX is about to go, too.

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Gikero

Been wanting to try and get a FX-6300 for closer to $100. I think I am going to jump ship and get this. Just checked Newegg, and price is still $139.00.

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tom_m

There's actually two different types of CPU price charts. This chart is priced for purchasing 1000 units at a time. The other kind is for "PIB," Processor in Box. That's the one that appears on the retail shelf. So the prices above will be different from the ones you pay. Sometimes the retail price is even lower, because the store is selling the chip as a "loss leader" to get people in the door, or because they negotiated a special deal with the manufacturer.

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AETAaAS

Wow... I thought the APUs were already good deals... o.O You must be silly to miss them in this price bracket now...

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azuza001

A Phenom II X4 965 for 81$? Thats one hell of a chip at one hell of a price.

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PDX-1337

Agreed

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wumpus

I'm pretty sure that Microcenter has had the thing at $79 for months. Not sure how to check. If it falls any more that would be impressive.

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Hilarity

ROFFFLLLLLLL

Sure, 5yrs ago. Slow old crap. Intel absolutely rapes AMD gaming wise, from sheer per core grunt to power consumption both stock load and overclocked.

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Renegade Knight

True. AMD chips have been lagging intel for some time. I didn't realize how bad it was though until I read some testing to see if the CPU made a difference in how the GPU does it's job. Turns out it does and AMD was pretty much unable to keep up across the board. Ironic given that AMD does do a good job with GPUs.

I would LOVE if AMD got their act together and stated to compete on the functional mid to high end for power users instead of being for all intents and purposes low end.

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PDX-1337

Let's see, intel i7, or with the same money I can buy an AMD 8 Core 4Ghz AND an awesome video card...
Unless you are in a hurry to piss away your money, it's AMD all the way.

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Army Of One

Hilarity,

You really need educate yourself and you lack the ability to see the bigger picture.

I generally prefer Intel myself but show me an Intel that's as fast as a 965BE that's currently selling for $81

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warptek2010

What are you on their payroll? If you are great for you, if you're not you sound idiotic. Either way we're happy for you. Yay, Intel beats AMD... this should be the headline on the Herald Tribune (Like Dewey beats Truman) because NOBODY knew that until Hilarity came along.

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Socket54

Noticed you left out the price comparison. For the overpriced chip intel has, it had better do better alot better.

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mikeyfree

Intel fanboys still trying to justify there expensive chips. Must suck saving two income tax returns to buy Intel, for a millisecond benchmark bragging right.

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Renegade Knight

It's much simpler than that. CPUs have a job. Intel does the job. AMD falls short. In my case the job is a home made gaming PC.

http://techreport.com/review/23246/inside-the-second-gaming-performance-with-today-cpus

I have no problem buying AMD when AMD actually does the job. They don't. They used to and hopefully they will again. If my "job" was business use or something less demanding. AMD would likely be great choice.

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