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Makes me want to start building PCs again...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Meat-O-Rama, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I can't believe how cheap an 8 core 4Ghz processor can be. Last time I built a PC, 2 x dual core processors was pretty big time. Now AMD throws this out there.
  2. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    These are the second generation bulldozers right? I have a first generation AMD FX-4170 quad core running at 4.2Ghz with 8mb L3 Cache that cost me around 140 last winter.
    Wonder what the power consumption is on the one you listed is?
  3. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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    From reading the Anandtech review, it looks like AMD has made some nice improvements. It's still not really in the same ballpark as Intel on single-threaded stuff, but it's really nice for the multi-threaded stuff.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    My home PC is a 6-core AMD at 3.3Ghz. (not overclocked) I have yet to even get close to making the CPU a bottleneck. :laugh2:

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