Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
true, even if 6000+ would be free at this time, i would have to change ram and board anyway, i still would go for C2D or quad. (and thats comming from current amd owner)
Same here. I think they dropped 939 and DDR way too fast. They could have easily kept control of a huge market if they had released the same CPUs at the same prices on 939.
The only reason I haven't gone with a Core 2 yet is because I'd have to spend so much on RAM, even though mine is hardly a bottleneck as it is (500Mhz at decent timings, without overclocking). With any recent AMD, I'd have the same problem, and there aren't any real benefits over going Intel. I've been using AMD since 2000 (Athlon Slot A 750Mhz
) and I can plainly see that they are making a lot of mistakes and that they could be doing much better if they took advantage of Intel's place in the high end market and put their focus on the socket 939 users who can't afford or can't justify a complete system upgrade to get a top of the line CPU.