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    AMD to reinvigorate Phenom quad-core CPUs with new range.

    AMD promises higher overclocking potential and price-cuts for its new Phenom X4 line.
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    Re: AMD to reinvigorate Phenom quad-core CPUs with new range.

    Hmm... interesting... So does anyone think that the top end one (with unlocked multi) for £150 will give the Q6600 a run for its money?
    I think it will be close
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    Re: AMD to reinvigorate Phenom quad-core CPUs with new range.

    I really, really hope they do, but with Phenom being on the back foot already it has to be a super-overclocker - overclock enough to match the Intels, and then further overclocking room to match the Intels overclocking!
    A 3.5 Ghz clocked Core2Quad is equivalent to .... what ... close to 4 Ghz with Phenom?
    And they wont get anywhere close to that with the current batch.
    Fingers crossed for AMD, they need to pull this out of the bag.
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    Re: AMD to reinvigorate Phenom quad-core CPUs with new range.

    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    I really, really hope they do, but with Phenom being on the back foot already it has to be a super-overclocker - overclock enough to match the Intels, and then further overclocking room to match the Intels overclocking!
    A 3.5 Ghz clocked Core2Quad is equivalent to .... what ... close to 4 Ghz with Phenom?
    And they wont get anywhere close to that with the current batch.
    Fingers crossed for AMD, they need to pull this out of the bag.
    The market aren't us. The market is the PC Worlds and Dells out there, and they're not overclocking models. You get a cheaper system than the Intel equivalent (though probably not enough to matter in an OEM machine).

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    Re: AMD to reinvigorate Phenom quad-core CPUs with new range.

    I dont think AMD can touch Intel yet tbh, they need to have a rethink and instead of going for out and out power (which the C2 Quads have) they need to look at low power, low cost, tight system intergation, maybe these 3 core Phenoms should have 4 cores but the 4th core be GPU and aim towards SFF/Media Centers etc

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    Re: AMD to reinvigorate Phenom quad-core CPUs with new range.

    That would probably require a complete chip redesign though, so they might as well carry on going as they are. They said a while ago they're looking to tap into the whole GPU on a chip, but it's not something you can do in the space of a year or probably even 2.

    Performance wise they're not that far off. They don't have to resort to slashing prices or doing a VIA yet. They've still got a decent market share despite Core2 - it's just not the level they did have pre-Core2. People forget before the Athlon came along AMD weren't in a dissimilar position. They bounced back from that to hit Intel and then beat them into a cocked hat with AMD64.

    Still, mobile Athlon on Desktop is something I'd love to see. Mobile X2 + 780G = (Windows-based) HTPC dreamland.

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