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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by nacasatu View Post
    It's be a decent deal if not for the fact that AMD cpu's are so badly supported with many games it makes them pointless to get as a gamer.
    Don't think there's a single MMO out there that AMD even gets half the FPS that an Intel CPU get, it's so bad.
    My current i7 4790k scored slightly lower in 3d mark @ 4.0Ghz than my old AMD 1100T @ 3.8Ghz everything else was the same GPU,RAM etc, so not all AMD cpu's are bad for gaming.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by nacasatu View Post
    Don't think there's a single MMO out there that AMD even gets half the FPS that an Intel CPU get, it's so bad.
    As someone who sometimes plays WoW with an FX8350, I have to say that is nonsense.

    My son plays with a 955BE, that is noticeably not as good as an Intel or FX platform which is probably where your comment is coming from.

    Decent benchmarks are hard to find. Here is one from when the 8350 came out:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...w,3328-15.html

    So the state of play then was that the 8350 got you about 80% of the performance of an i7 for a lot less money. And now the 8350 is just £3.50 more than an i3 4370.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    As someone who sometimes plays WoW with an FX8350, I have to say that is nonsense.

    My son plays with a 955BE, that is noticeably not as good as an Intel or FX platform which is probably where your comment is coming from.

    Decent benchmarks are hard to find. Here is one from when the 8350 came out:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...w,3328-15.html

    So the state of play then was that the 8350 got you about 80% of the performance of an i7 for a lot less money. And now the 8350 is just £3.50 more than an i3 4370.
    I have to agree with this. I run two rigs, my main rig and the one that my nephew use are almost identical, the key difference being my main rig has an i7 3770k and the other has an FX8350. In terms of gaming performance I can honestly say that the frame rate and game performance differences between them are not that big, and definitely no way near the AMD getting half the frame rates of the Intel, I would say the differences at 1080p are typically less than 10% and more often than not less than 5% apart.

    I hope this price move stimulates some additional sales for AMD, I'd like to see them have a reason to develop some new high performance desktop SKUs.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    I want to buy an FX 8350. Is it going down in price also?

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by arsenalfan View Post
    I want to buy an FX 8350. Is it going down in price also?
    According to this post earlier it has:
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The price just dropped from about £140 to £119 though, so perhaps this is starting to happen already.
    That doesn't rule out further price drops, so hang on until the 1st September if you can.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by KeyboardDemon View Post
    I hope this price move stimulates some additional sales for AMD, I'd like to see them have a reason to develop some new high performance desktop SKUs.
    Some better uATX motherboards would be nice. I think being stuck with full ATX to get a decent chipset is the biggest downside.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by nacasatu View Post
    It's be a decent deal if not for the fact that AMD cpu's are so badly supported with many games it makes them pointless to get as a gamer.
    Don't think there's a single MMO out there that AMD even gets half the FPS that an Intel CPU get, it's so bad.
    I don't play MMO's, it's mainly FPS's for me and - on that basis - I'd say you've definitely got the wrong end of the stick. On a fps/£ basis the AMD chips do okay. Heck, I've got a donkey's old PhenomII and I'm getting pretty reasonable 1080p bench figures. If you're getting "half the FPS that an Intel CPU get[s]" then that AMD box is setup (badly) wrong. And I've yet to come across a game that won't work with my 100% AMD setup.
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    The 9590 looks like a good chip, but as you say, 220W TDP is a bit too much on the "dark side of the sun" for me. Although, in AMD's favour, it IS heading towards autumn/winter time so the folks using these chips in their builds are going to be nice and cosy.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    They just dont compete with Intel unfortunately and while a price drop is nice I switched to intel and as much as it loathes me to say it I doubt I will be going back any time soon.
    I love AMD and have bought AMD for years but the current crop of cpus just doesnt cut it when you compare them to intel which is a huge shame.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    I started using AMD for gaming in 1991. They were the first ones to offer special features for gamers. Over the years I haven't been disappointed in their products. Now my 2 year old gaming machine is a low budget ECS A55F-M3 motherboard, Athlon II X4 631 CPU, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 and a MSI GTX460 Hawk video card w/1gb. While researching for an upgrade I read where AMD isn't changing to DD$ until 2016. DDR4 is already coming on the market it seems that to continue with a new AMD setup isn't really moving forward. I don't look foward to the nightmare of changing to Intel, bit it seems the only path there is for the next year. AMD Putting their chips on sale isn't really doing us any favors! Might be the only way to sell their stuff for a while.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    I hope that AMD releases a new FX generation at some point (and keeps it AM3+ compatible). That said, since I'm not using my desktop at all these days, it doesn't really matter.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by KeyboardDemon View Post
    According to this post earlier it has:


    That doesn't rule out further price drops, so hang on until the 1st September if you can.
    I've seen it go down to £109.99 on sale at Amazon. If it goes down to that again I'll buy it.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by ET3D View Post
    I hope that AMD releases a new FX generation at some point (and keeps it AM3+ compatible). That said, since I'm not using my desktop at all these days, it doesn't really matter.
    they are allegedly at last putting out Steamroller cores on AM3+, but as for what I read they would still be without L3 cache so given their awful track record with the memory controller and cache latencies I wouldn't expect it to be better than the 8350.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    People saying they won't consider using them, I highly doubt AMD are aiming at you anyway, an Intel person is an Intel person, AMD don't really attempt to take such people off Intel.

    AMD sits as the alternative to Intel for pricing and performance so the price drop would make sense. I was about to get the FX8350 (the others are too hot!) so will wait a little longer.

    I hope AMD do well as they try their new strategic moves.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    You might find that this price drop is the pre-cursor to a new release which, at a possible new process node from GlobalFoundries, might be exceptionally fast in comparison using similar technology if not merging their technology with Intel's HyperThreading in a cross licensing deal.

    I find that I like AMD the more I hear about what they are doing and how they are doing it- Intel on the other hand, not so much.

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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    I've got an amd 8350 it sits at 5ghz ok water cooled .. but play a lot of fps and really can't see the difference between an intel ..
    but wow are they cheap now bought mine when they first came out .. with good mem in real life your not far behind intel
    even better if you hook up a r290
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    Re: News - AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

    Quote Originally Posted by gonchuki View Post
    they are allegedly at last putting out Steamroller cores on AM3+, but as for what I read they would still be without L3 cache so given their awful track record with the memory controller and cache latencies I wouldn't expect it to be better than the 8350.
    Where did you read this? Got a link? I can't remember exactly what I last read on this. But I thought we were having to wait until late 2015, maybe 2016 for the next high end desktop Cpu's from Amd. I'm also surprised they would relesease them on Am3. But whatever the situation is, I'm really interested in reading about it! I'm completely holding off building another desktop computer until Amd have something I want to buy! Thanks.

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