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Windows 7: AMD prepping Centurion FX processor to take on Intel Core i7 Extreme

25 Apr 2013   #11
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I am still wondering why my Phenom II 1090T CPU vanished, it's still kicking all comers on my PC, gaming wise, well yes I have a better than average chipset, RAM, video card, and motherboard, too.

Don't wake the people still buying local chain store PCs, they need their sleep.


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25 Apr 2013   #12
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

After the AMD Bulldozer debacle I recall that they said they were going to concentrate on mobile computing and smart phone products.

Thankfully they reconsidered this decision.

Intel is arrogant and obnoxious with easy success lately. I'm glad to see that AMD is going to try and reenter the high performance PC market.
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26 Apr 2013   #13
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Centurion processors will come with a free tee shirt.

Here's proof


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26 Apr 2013   #14
senseless1707

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

This will be interesting to see how well it will sell. All the points that have been brought up are good.

Love me some 5ghz (maybe not for $800 though...)
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26 Apr 2013   #15
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I am still wondering why my Phenom II 1090T CPU vanished, it's still kicking all comers on my PC, gaming wise, well yes I have a better than average chipset, RAM, video card, and motherboard, too.

Don't wake the people still buying local chain store PCs, they need their sleep.
When the Phenom II chips were discontinued the six cores were snapped up first. I saw the prices of them rise substantially after they got scarce. New Egg still has this along with the popular Athlon Propus 3GHZ chip.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX - Newegg.com

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX - Newegg.com

Makes you wonder if they really are still making them for older motherboard (AM2 and AM3) owners. Also I don't believe all the hype about Intel being faster. If you benchmark all day and night sure but I don't and I know I built 2 six core Phenom machines for the price of one machine with Intel's most expensive chip. I have always bought AMD (except in netbook came with atom) since they are less expensive giving me more back for the $. I am not a gamer, more of a music and picture editing web browsing casual gaming power user. Not a fan boy either, just live in the real world with a very limited income. If money was no object I would build myself a $10K machine just because I needed to spend some of the interest I was earning
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26 Apr 2013   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fantail View Post
Centurion processors will come with a free tee shirt.

Here's proof


Well you'll need to sell the shirt of your back to buy one so this will be handy for the no shirt, no shoes , no service establishments
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26 Apr 2013   #17
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Newegg had a sale on the quad core Phenom II the other day. While I've always been a fan of Intel CPUs, I must admit that a decent quad core for $79 USD was very tempting indeed!

My wallet lives to buy another day though, I'm currently not in the market for a new computer.
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26 Apr 2013   #18
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by senseless1707 View Post
This will be interesting to see how well it will sell. All the points that have been brought up are good.

Love me some 5ghz (maybe not for $800 though...)
It may force Intel to release some of those rumoured high end chips they have not needed to yet 8 & 12 cores i7 (16 and 24 with hyper threading virtual cores). Competition is good.
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26 Apr 2013   #19
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
Newegg had a sale on the quad core Phenom II the other day. While I've always been a fan of Intel CPUs, I must admit that a decent quad core for $79 USD was very tempting indeed!

My wallet lives to buy another day though, I'm currently not in the market for a new computer.
I prefer to have an i3 for a bit more since Intel's performance per core is much higher than AMD. For my tasks, I typically just do web browsing, MS Excel calculations, online flash games, simulation softwares, etc. and since most of these tasks are single/dual threaded, an i3 would outperform the AMD in this case.
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26 Apr 2013   #20
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by senseless1707 View Post
This will be interesting to see how well it will sell. All the points that have been brought up are good.

Love me some 5ghz (maybe not for $800 though...)
It may force Intel to release some of those rumoured high end chips they have not needed to yet 8 & 12 cores i7 (16 and 24 with hyper threading virtual cores). Competition is good.
For a while, Intel has their own uber expensive 10 core Nehalem as well as 8 core Sandy Bridge Xeons that beat a 3970x at stock speeds in terms of raw performance. If AMD's new Centurion can put a dent on the Intel's enthusiast CPUs, Intel would be forced to innovate and not making their enthusiast line stagnant for a long time.
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