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Has AMD Turned You Off Core 2 Duo?

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:34 am

I was just wondering, after recent announcements/speculation of AMD’s ‘50% price cuts’, AMD’s ‘4x4’ platform, and ‘Reverse HT’ technology, has anyone here been put off purchasing/building a Core 2 Duo CPU/system ?

Thoughts/opinions.
 
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Re: Has AMD Turned You Off Core 2 Duo?

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:38 am

cappa84 wrote:
I was just wondering, after recent announcements/speculation of AMD’s ‘50% price cuts’, AMD’s ‘4x4’ platform, and ‘Reverse HT’ technology, has anyone here been put off purchasing/building a Core 2 Duo CPU/system ?

Thoughts/opinions.

Unless AMD has a strong answer to C2D, I am going to go on as planned and get myself a new rig by XMas :D
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:51 am

I am glad for intels new chips, because that means a cheaper rig for me either way. I'll prolly buy an x2 3800, namely because anything;d be a huge improvement over my athlon xp chip. :lol:
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:00 am

Yeah, I’m on an Athlon XP 1800+ (1.5Ghz) with 256MB DDR RAM and a GF4 Ti 4200. I don’t wanna hold on beyond August 1st…
 
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cappa84 wrote:
Yeah, I’m on an Athlon XP 1800+ (1.5Ghz) with 256MB DDR RAM and a GF4 Ti 4200. I don’t wanna hold on beyond August 1st…
You may have to. Between July 23/24 and August 1 you don't have enough time for either C2D or cheaper chips to reach you. :-?
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:30 am

I'm still pretty bitter about the 80287 coprocessor pricing and the defective P90's, so I wouldn't even consider an Intel product unless an abacus was the only other option.

I'm glad intel is out there for competition, but I do realize that AMD is the driving force behind the pace of innovation and price cuts. I do not intend on buying either brands processors that cost over $150 and will ditch AMD if it continues down the higher and higher price route.
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:41 am

How can you put off a purchase of something that isn't even out yet :lol:
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:51 am

cass wrote:
....and will ditch AMD if it continues down the higher and higher price route.

I don't think AMD can afford to do it anymore
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:57 am

I'll be buying an E6700 Conroe 2.67Ghz.
I'll try to remember to wave as I fly by :wink:
 
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Fighterpilot wrote:
I'll be buying an E6700 Conroe 2.67Ghz.
I'll try to remember to wave as I fly by :wink:

There will be people who buy the X6800 and fly higher than you :)
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:30 am

Competition is good. I have supported the underdog by buying AMD processors exclusively, going all the way back to the K6 days. I am glad that Intel has finally gotten off their butts and released a decent new architecture; between Intel's new CPU lineup and AMD's responses (some fairly certain, others just rumors), it seems assured that the CPU market will be fairly competitive for the next few years. This benefits us immensely by keeping prices down.

In spite of recent shifts in the CPU market, Intel is still the 500 lb gorilla. I intend to continue buying AMD CPUs unless/until that changes.
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:34 am

Well i better wait till K8L to see which is better :)
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Fighterpilot wrote:
I'll be buying an E6700 Conroe 2.67Ghz.
I'll try to remember to wave as I fly by :wink:


We people on K8L would not even get a chance to wave cause we would be on Rocket... :lol:
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lordtottuu wrote:
Fighterpilot wrote:
I'll be buying an E6700 Conroe 2.67Ghz.
I'll try to remember to wave as I fly by :wink:

There will be people who buy the X6800 and fly higher than you :)


and if he overclocks?? :D
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Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
Fighterpilot wrote:
I'll be buying an E6700 Conroe 2.67Ghz.
I'll try to remember to wave as I fly by :wink:


We people on K8L would not even get a chance to wave cause we would be on Rocket... :lol:

*sigh*
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:52 am

I was never turned on by conroe.

Intel should have never been in this position.

Unlike many other products out there, Intel AND AMD are names to be trusted with good products (now at least) so as long as AMD is still the smaller of the two evils . . I'll be with them.
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:58 am

I'll be buying a conroe compatible mobo and the soon to be dirt cheap pentium d 805. That way I'm poised ready to buy the quad-core conroe when it becomes available and I get a plenty fast performer(once overclocked) for the time being.
 
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quad-core conroe when it becomes available and I get a plenty fast performer(once overclocked) for the time being.

You mean Kentsfield? :wink:
 
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Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
Fighterpilot wrote:
I'll be buying an E6700 Conroe 2.67Ghz.
I'll try to remember to wave as I fly by :wink:


We people on K8L would not even get a chance to wave cause we would be on Rocket... :lol:

*sigh*

Another *sigh* :D
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:18 am

I try not to have brand loyalty. I'll buy whatever gets the more bang for the buck. Granted, the performance difference between what AMD will be offering in the short term compared to Conroe isn't that much different but it looks like it's going to be the better deal for a while. We'll see what happens when prices drop in a month or so.
 
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lordtottuu wrote:
Another *sigh* :D


Like i really care, 10000000000000 *Sigh* to u and also in different styles :lol:
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:06 am

No. I'm not upgrading to it; my X2 3800+ is gonna have to last. I just build this early this year damnit! Waaa.

But, I'm helping a kid at work with a build, and I'm hoping that the E6600+mobo (all that are announced are pricey!) turns out to be affordable.
But, if AMD cuts prices enough, he may wind up with a X2 something or another.
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:07 am

Well, for the first time in my life Im happy with my PC (ok, maybe other cooling might be nice). So no need. And if I planned any upgrade, yes, K8L will let me wait until then. Conroe's will be cheaper and better by that time too. I mean, they dont walk away of you wait or so :lol:. Im just saving money to buy DX10 card, Windows Vista and some other stuff.
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Bob Maenhout wrote:
Well, for the first time in my life Im happy with my PC (ok, maybe other cooling might be nice). So no need. And if I planned any upgrade, yes, K8L will let me wait until then. Conroe's will be cheaper and better by that time too. I mean, they dont walk away of you wait or so :lol:. Im just saving money to buy DX10 card, Windows Vista and some other stuff.


Ditto 8)
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:26 am

paulWTAMU wrote:
No. I'm not upgrading to it; my X2 3800+ is gonna have to last. I just build this early this year damnit! Waaa.

My P4 @ 3.2Ghz isn't going to be sufficient but I'll have to wait till XMas. The prices will be down by then :D
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:28 am

By the way i just bought my self the 7900GTX mostor so fair well till K8L to the upgrades... Dam i have never seen such a card before.. 8) Total Raw power :P
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:44 am

Conroe doesn't excite me. AMD price drops excite me. The day Conroe is released I'll be looking to score an X2 to replace my 3500+.
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dextrous wrote:
Conroe doesn't excite me. AMD price drops excite me. The day Conroe is released I'll be looking to score an X2 to replace my 3500+.
We still don't know if the S939 ones are due for a cut or remain a boutique item now that they are on their way out. Although it only makes sense that the prices be in sync with their AM2 bretherens.
 
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:05 pm

With my Opteron overclocked as it is... upgrades aren't really required to core components until at least K8L comes out. So I guess I am turned off Intel yet again by my current level of performance and the future promise of K8L.

As noted elsewhere, Intel is JUST beginning to actually offer serious performance, and hasn't been in a position to do so since the Tualatin P-III.

Core Duo et al. is everything NetBurst SHOULD have been, but wasn't. At least I'll no longer feel totally guilty recommending people buy Dells for the warranty. I'll feel even better as the AMD offerings start rolling out.

Hmm... our company's preferred customer pricing + new Dell offerings + my need for an all-in-one server at home that isn't my desktop... hmmm.

I've got P-III 1.26GHz Tualatin Xeons that seem to nearly outperform 2.2-2.8GHz Northwood-based Xeons. Doesn't seem right, does it? But they damn near do for a variety of things that are fairly CPU-bound.

Maybe this means Intel will actually have some X87/FPU horsepower worth talking about after 6 years?
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Flying Fox wrote:
dextrous wrote:
Conroe doesn't excite me. AMD price drops excite me. The day Conroe is released I'll be looking to score an X2 to replace my 3500+.
We still don't know if the S939 ones are due for a cut or remain a boutique item now that they are on their way out. Although it only makes sense that the prices be in sync with their AM2 bretherens.


I should have included in my post I will be looked to grab a used X2 somebody is dumping to grab a Conroe. I'm sure [H] and Anandtech will be full of people selling their X2 or Opty for a few bucks to put toward their Conroe.
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