Neoseeker : News : AMD set to launch 2.7GHz 95W hexa-core processor
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Tom & Jerry Jul 8, 10
Is this processor supposed to be competed with Intel's ones?
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pommyadam Jul 8, 10
^ i would think so, this would be AMDs answer to the current Intel processors
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Daweii Jul 9, 10
I don't even think it is meant to be competing I mean even the 1090T with it's high clock speeds and 6 cores barely beats the top Intel i7 Quad let alone the i7 980X which completely blows the 1090T away.

AMD are not really trying to compete for performance as they have noticed a hole in the market and it is in price. Sure the X6 range of Phenom II's are powerful but they are also cheap, I mean I can get the flagship 1090T for £239.99 where as the flagship 6 core i7 £820.99 and while the i7 is more powerful I don't believe it is worth that much of a price increase, I think many people agree considering the X6 series success.
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The Smith Jul 9, 10
quote Daweii
I don't even think it is meant to be competing I mean even the 1090T with it's high clock speeds and 6 cores barely beats the top Intel i7 Quad let alone the i7 980X which completely blows the 1090T away.

AMD are not really trying to compete for performance as they have noticed a hole in the market and it is in price. Sure the X6 range of Phenom II's are powerful but they are also cheap, I mean I can get the flagship 1090T for £239.99 where as the flagship 6 core i7 £820.99 and while the i7 is more powerful I don't believe it is worth that much of a price increase, I think many people agree considering the X6 series success.
Exactly. They aim for the best price/performance ratio.
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Gravity Jul 9, 10
I wish they would do more to compete because Intel hex core pricing sucks!
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Daweii Jul 9, 10
quote Gravity
I wish they would do more to compete because Intel hex core pricing sucks!
Why would you even need the power the i7 980X has anyway? I mean sure some games are getting more CPU dependent and so is some software, but the i7 980X is overkill and expensive.

Sure the 1090T isn't as powerful as it could be, but the money you save for less power that won't even be used fully even now will allow you to upgrade to a new CPU in a year or so. Hell you could buy a new more powerful CPU every year for 3 years with AMD and you still wouldn't top the price of a single 980X.

Sure AMD aren't going for ultimate power right now but they don't need to. CPU's are still years a head of most software so even the lesser powerful 1090T could be considered overkill, but if someone has to upgrade for whatever reason to get a 2FPS increase in Crysis then they are better off going to AMD they'll save money.
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Gravity Jul 9, 10
Having an intel hex core would save me a lot of time I just can't see paying that much for a piece of silicon. Herald to AMD, just to bad that I don't really see the point of paying to switch to a 6 core that is = to an intel quad. Yes I agree I don't want to pay to 1k for a proc, so hopefully they lower the prices so I'm all for competition, just there's not a whole lot of incentive here for intel to compete when they have a superior product. The only thing going for AMD now is volume of 6 core sales to boot. Maybe if AMD would pop out an 8 core, Intel would have to drop 6 core prices sooner then they'd like to hold out for.
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