Adrian Kingsley-Hughes takes a critical look at AMD's Phenom quad-core CPU and arrives at the conclusion that being an early adopter of AMD's new quad-core line is for suckers only.
Or for people who aren't stinking rich.
did you even check the prices before writing that??
new Phenon = £199
intel Q6600 = £160
weaker and more expensive.
I was comparing it to the QX9770 which you yourself said could cost around £700.
wow this sucks, I was hoping they would give Intel a run for their money, and maybe force Intel to step it up to the next level.
Oh well, guess I'll just have to keep building my super PC with the intell Q6600 for running Crysis.
the Q6600 is a great piece of kit, mines OC to 3.2ghz and honestly, nothing makes it break a sweat! GOOD cooling needed tho if your thinking of OC-ing.
all core2 duos overclock well with stock cooling.
for extreme ocing u need added cooling.
amd/ati are gonners. both gpu/cpu reiterations they have brought to the table cant stand a chance against intel/nvidia
I have been reading about the recently released new ATI gpus that seem like a really good midrange card that gives the 8800GT a good run for the money.
That my fx-62 still owns these...AMD is going towards the cheap market with these chips and the 3800 series, and for the price, they still own it. I am not going to spend 1,000$+ for a CPU that will change my framerate from 100 to 105. Its pointless.
this is a shame, i have always been an AMD fan but with the C2D chips being as cheap and overclockable as they are i went and bought one. but deep down i wanted AMD to be better to step see what Intel could do next.
seems i made the right choice buying Intel Core 2 Duo
from newegg OEM for 150 bucks! and damn! all the reviews said it runs hot, but with the thermatake V1 mines idleing at 24C. about 15C cooler than my 3800x2 was. I love AMD still. Im waiting for the phenom FX. then we shall see what happends.
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