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Windows 7: AMD launches six-core desktop chip price war with Intel

27 Apr 2010   #11
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Oh of course. Everyone that builds computers should be (if not already) well aware that AMD is for cheaper prices while still getting good performance, and Intel is for great performance but at a cost.

Now the question is whether the $300 6 core AMD out paces the quad core Intel i7's or the i5's and nearly the same price point.
They don't, according to benchmarks.
How about real world usage?


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27 Apr 2010   #12
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They don't, according to benchmarks.
Well then, there you go. This will just sucker in the people who believe without proof that more cores = better always.

If they really are no better than $300'ish dollar Core i7's and Core i5's...that's disappointing as more competition just increases performance and lowers prices for us all.

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How about real world usage?
Hard for any of us to say...as we don't have one and don't see the real world performance results. But generally speaking, for me, they tend to follow the benchmarks fairly well. Probably not as dramatic in real world...and if that's the case...I don't see the advantage to go 6 core AMD if you could get a slightly cheaper 4 core Intel that was faster.
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27 Apr 2010   #13
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
They don't, according to benchmarks.
Well then, there you go. This will just sucker in the people who believe without proof that more cores = better always.

If they really are no better than $300'ish dollar Core i7's and Core i5's...that's disappointing as more competition just increases performance and lowers prices for us all.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
How about real world usage?
Hard for any of us to say...as we don't have one and don't see the real world performance results. But generally speaking, for me, they tend to follow the benchmarks fairly well. Probably not as dramatic in real world...and if that's the case...I don't see the advantage to go 6 core AMD if you could get a slightly cheaper 4 core Intel that was faster.
As I said in an earlier post (https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/81171-amd-launches-six-core-desktop-chip-price-war-intel.html#post707188) you still need to factor in the price of the AMD Motherboard VS the price of an Intel Motherboard.
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28 Apr 2010   #14
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