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Windows 7: New Processor/Motherboard bundle

12 Feb 2013   #11
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

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I would not trust any source of information from anandtech to be honest. Not after they got severely fined for tampering with marketing information in favor of Intel.
Interesting. Can you supply a link to the story on that?

I've generally trusted Anand more than, say, Thomas Pabst an company. I'd be sorry to hear of payoffs that were so unambiguous that the legal system came into play.


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12 Feb 2013   #12
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
I would not trust any source of information from anandtech to be honest. Not after they got severely fined for tampering with marketing information in favor of Intel.
Interesting. Can you supply a link to the story on that?

I've generally trusted Anand more than, say, Thomas Pabst an company. I'd be sorry to hear of payoffs that were so unambiguous that the legal system came into play.
Yeah, me as well.
If you could perform some research yourself I'd appreciated, sorry if that sounded rude. At the moment I am at work, and don't have much access to plenty of internet queries. Please bear with me.
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12 Feb 2013   #13
CrisyyNova

Windows 8.1 64Bit
 
 




Out of the 2 processors that are 119.99, what would you go for?
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12 Feb 2013   #14
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

If I had no choice whatsoever and a gun was put on my head?
The FX. It hwas horrible core architecture, but it would handled games better than the i3
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12 Feb 2013   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Interesting. Can you supply a link to the story on that?
I am not finding anything to online about it. I think he may have gotten his sites mixed up. Anandtech is one of the most respected and revered sites online, as well as [H]ardOCP...and they both make up the best of the enthusiast community. I thought Tom's Hardware was caught accepting payment and gifts in exchange for favorable reviews, but that would have been quite some time ago.
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12 Feb 2013   #16
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Interesting. Can you supply a link to the story on that?
I am not finding anything to online about it. I think he may have gotten his sites mixed up. Anandtech is one of the most respected and revered sites online, as well as [H]ardOCP...and they both make up the best of the enthusiast community. I thought Tom's Hardware was caught accepting payment and gifts in exchange for favorable reviews, but that would have been quite some time ago.
Yeah. I can put up with a lot of brand boosterism, but I tend to draw the line at slander. (Intentional or not.)

CrisyNova may find this of interest:

AMD FX-8350, FX-8320, FX-6300 and FX-4300: All Vishera Processors in One Review! - X-bit labs

It confirms that the FX-4170 is similar in performance to an I3-3240, which is a little faster than an I3-3220. (3.4GHz for the 3240 vs. 3.3 for the 3220, or 3%; trivial difference.) Looks like the FX-4300 (Vishera) is a bit of a step backwards from the 4170 due to the halving of the L3 cache.

Jeepers creepers, the prices in the UK. In the US (www.newegg.com), an FX-4170 goes for $125 (with free shipping). At the current exchange rate, that'd be £80. Add 20% VAT, and it's still £96. £119 seems ridiculous.
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