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    News - AMD thinks its latest CPU launch surprised Intel

    UK boss of AMD says the Phenom II X4 955 is being positioned against the Core i7 920, but costs less.
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    Re: News - AMD thinks its latest CPU launch surprised Intel

    Nope.. don't think it did really..

    955 wasn't all that suprising..

    But I have to say the 720 BE is probably the most significant shock to intel as it instantaneously renders all their Core 2 Duo chips obsolete..

    Honest..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Re: News - AMD thinks its latest CPU launch surprised Intel

    Andrew Buxton needs to look at some benchmarks. The X4 955 competes well against Core 2 and hopefully will compete as well against Core i5. The entry of the Phenom II range has introduced competiton at the mainstream quad level and has been a great benefit to consumers.

    To claim it is competitive against Core i7 sets unrealistic expectations which do not do AMD any favours.

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    Re: News - AMD thinks its latest CPU launch surprised Intel

    Realistically Intel still beats AMD with the i7 v X4 955 but unfortunately for Intel once you factor in the £150 minimum price of a motherboard to go with this chip then it doesn't stack up so well, add in the uncertainty on Intels socket types (at the moment) and the AMD might look a better, cheaper and far safer option ...

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    Re: News - AMD thinks its latest CPU launch surprised Intel

    Crysis review on http://www.***********.net/reviews.p...raphics_card/4
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    Crysis Benchmark I ran using my rig, this is using a 24" TFT at 1920x1080 / AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.6ghz stock volts.

    Using AA loses 2fps, I've redone the test @ 3.8ghz with AA on for 58fps.

    54.4 FPS


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