Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
the 6-core Phenoms are also getting blown out of the water in the Passmark CPU bench tests. Compared to the Intel 6-core, it's like comparing apples to beer bottles. Of course, the intel 6 core is still sitting pretty at $999.99 ....
Quite sad really because you know what AMD will do. The i7 that sells for $1,000.00 will come down to about $600.00 and AMD will release a processor that is on par with it and will sell it for $400.00. It's like tag really. Guess it depends at what time you upgrade your computer as to what processor will be your choice. AMD's Fusion technology looks pretty promising though. Wonder if Intel will be able to match it in retaliation.
Intel usually will come out with a better processor overall at a higher price after AMD answers back with a processor of their own for the previous generation. Intel processors are for Businesses mainly and game enthusiasts with deep pockets. You'll always be second generation if you don't have the money to keep up. My lifestyle and wallet fits quite well with sticking to AMD this time around. Just finally put together a build last night that will only cost me like $260.00, AMD athlon II x4 3.0 ghz, pci-e 2.0/ddr2 1066 motherboard, case+psu 600w. I think that will do me for awhile. I am one generation behind the Phenom II but that's how I usually buy. And I got the 5770. I think I'll be good for FFXIV at least. I can't see me playing any other games besides my first person shooters + Starcraft II + Diablo 3. Edited, Jul 12th 2010 7:02am by Excenmille