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Old 08-28-10, 06:55 PM   #13
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Default Re: Intel halves price of Core i7 950

I like AMD's commitment to their platforms, but Intel is moving ahead much faster than AMD. That's the only thing that worries me.
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Old 08-28-10, 09:19 PM   #14
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Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPU's will have yet another new socket. And 1366 is being phased out.
1366 is almost two years old now thou. I will probably not need a cpu upgrade for at least three or four years pushing the life of my current i7 board/cpu to well over five years. Can't complain about that.
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Old 08-28-10, 09:33 PM   #15
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1366 is almost two years old now thou. I will probably not need a cpu upgrade for at least three or four years pushing the life of my current i7 board/cpu to well over five years. Can't complain about that.
this. i am going to run mine into the ground.
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Old 08-29-10, 03:43 PM   #16
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1366 is almost two years old now thou. I will probably not need a cpu upgrade for at least three or four years pushing the life of my current i7 board/cpu to well over five years. Can't complain about that.
I have been running my LGA775 into the ground. And with quad core 775's costing as much as i7's, then having to drop $350+ on a new mobo and ram, it seems pointless to me. I will be going Athlon II X6 when I upgrade. I can get the mobo/cpu/ram for under $400.

If BC2 is any indication of things to come, hopefully more games will become more core/thread intensive instead of speed intensive. Then the performance gap between AMD and Intel will be practically non-existent.
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Old 08-29-10, 04:53 PM   #17
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1366 is almost two years old now thou. I will probably not need a cpu upgrade for at least three or four years pushing the life of my current i7 board/cpu to well over five years. Can't complain about that.
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I have been running my LGA775 into the ground. And with quad core 775's costing as much as i7's, then having to drop $350+ on a new mobo and ram, it seems pointless to me. I will be going Athlon II X6 when I upgrade. I can get the mobo/cpu/ram for under $400.

If BC2 is any indication of things to come, hopefully more games will become more core/thread intensive instead of speed intensive. Then the performance gap between AMD and Intel will be practically non-existent.
Yeah- if/when I ever buy all new components I'm going AMD.
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Old 08-29-10, 05:55 PM   #18
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Default Re: Intel halves price of Core i7 950

my cpu has actually gone up in price since i bought it back in Febuary.
q9550 retailing at


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Old 08-30-10, 06:17 AM   #19
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Given that AMD has stated their next processors will also be AM3, I will be skipping LGA 1366. I hate it when a company releases a new socket every 3 months.
and who releases new sockets every 3 months?
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Old 08-30-10, 07:19 AM   #21
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Eh, the difference between this and an overclocked 920/930 is minimal at best.
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I have been running my LGA775 into the ground. And with quad core 775's costing as much as i7's, then having to drop $350+ on a new mobo and ram, it seems pointless to me. I will be going Athlon II X6 when I upgrade. I can get the mobo/cpu/ram for under $400.
Not every x58 cost near that much, you can find decent boards around $150-180. I7 930 that overclocks well can be had for $199. Granted ram will cost you more then on amd rig, but you get higher bandwidth triple channel.
And having one i7/x58 rig and two am3 rigs, the i7 is worth every penny, faster, more stable, no ati driver, better sata controllers. less headaches.

only reason why I do have two am3 rigs was cost, but I would never downgrade my main rig to am3, even with the x6 would give me a bit more performance, the total package is weaker.
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Not every x58 cost near that much, you can find decent boards around $150-180. I7 930 that overclocks well can be had for $199. Granted ram will cost you more then on amd rig, but you get higher bandwidth triple channel.
And having one i7/x58 rig and two am3 rigs, the i7 is worth every penny, faster, more stable, no ati driver, better sata controllers. less headaches.

only reason why I do have two am3 rigs was cost, but I would never downgrade my main rig to am3, even with the x6 would give me a bit more performance, the total package is weaker.
I know you wont budge on your OP, but my experience with AMD differs.

Now, I recall you do a lot of HD video and such, so maybe that's where our differing opinions come from.

However, for simple day-to-day use (browsing the web, listening to music, watching movies, playing video games, even making music) I really can't tell a difference between my current stock i7 920 and the old Phenom 9600 BE I used to have. Right now, side-by-side, the i7 rig would seem faster only cause I'm rocking two SSDs. Put 'em on the same hard drive and the only time I'd notice a difference was running benches.

Never had an issue with drivers or the likes, and performance for any AMD rig I've ever known has been well worth the money paid.
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Old 08-30-10, 10:50 AM   #24
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and who releases new sockets every 3 months?
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Not every x58 cost near that much, you can find decent boards around $150-180. I7 930 that overclocks well can be had for $199. Granted ram will cost you more then on amd rig, but you get higher bandwidth triple channel.
And having one i7/x58 rig and two am3 rigs, the i7 is worth every penny, faster, more stable, no ati driver, better sata controllers. less headaches.

only reason why I do have two am3 rigs was cost, but I would never downgrade my main rig to am3, even with the x6 would give me a bit more performance, the total package is weaker.
Don't get me wrong, I know the i7 930 is a beast. Just the price to performance isn't there for me. If I had the cash I'd go for it. But I can save $200 by going the AMD route. If I had the cash, I'd definitely go i7. My $350 mark was a conservative guess for a motherboard (~$200) and triple channel RAM (~$150+).

With games like BC2, which are very thread/core dependent, I hope to see more similar games in the future, in which case the added cores on an X6 will give me better bang for my buck.

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