CPUs FX-8150 and FX-8120 to hit retail in Q3 2011

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Re: CPUs FX-8150 and FX-8120 to hit retail in Q3 2011

Postposted on Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:49 am

I was really looking forward to getting an FX chip mid-summer. But waiting until Oct/Nov to get one will make me wait and see how the Sandy Bridge E's perform before I end up deciding :roll:
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Re: CPUs FX-8150 and FX-8120 to hit retail in Q3 2011

Postposted on Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:25 pm

Oh boy.. I hope for our sake it'll be out next month. Can't wait to see benchmarks and die shots and other whatnots. Not that I plan to upgrade soon, but waiting for Bulldozer is not too different from waiting for the Second Coming.
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Re: CPUs FX-8150 and FX-8120 to hit retail in Q3 2011

Postposted on Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:43 pm

so, like, any minute now, right?

Elsoze wrote:I was really looking forward to getting an FX chip mid-summer. But waiting until Oct/Nov to get one will make me wait and see how the Sandy Bridge E's perform before I end up deciding :roll:

False dilemma for most users. Sandy Bridge E will bring with it a much more costly platform that requires what will be a very expensive motherboard, if 1366 is any indication, and probably higher cost on the CPUs to start as well. Not to mention that while quad-channel RAM isn't a requirement, you'll want it in order to get the very best out of your already very expensive investment (what's another $50 for 4x4GB of RAM, anyhow?) It'll be other-worldly in both performance and cost. The debate will be between Sandy Bridge and Zambezi for most, or waiting until January/February for Ivy Bridge.
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