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AMD Phenom worth it or just hype

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by nootrac22, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. nootrac22

    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Anybody have any info on the AMD Phenom CPU? I"m looking to upgrad my motherboard and cpu, just wondering if it's worth it. I don't mind spending a few hundred dollars upgrading on quality components, but I can't dump hundreds on graphic cards anymore (or several hunder for 2 sli). I would like to make it an up to date computer.

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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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  3. TommyTheCat

    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    Eh, you could get the Intel Q6600 and a comparable motherboard for not much more and get better everything.

    But if it were me, i'd get something cheap - plain Core 2.
     
  4. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    As of right now, Intel Quad runs cheaper cooler and faster. But maybe itll change when pricing is restructured and better yields are acheived.

    The biggest "advantage" for AMD right now is that older AM2 boards will accept the new processors. But check mobo manufacter for more details and be 100 percent sure.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I would wait for a while for them to come out. The first one out is going to be the low end one, IMO if you are going to drop good money on a CPU, might as well not bitch out, and get one of the better ones.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I'd wait, I almost bought one but after seeing bench marks and how the 6400+ was doing just as well.... I'd wait...

    Toms hardware did a full write up on it.
     
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