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    Default AMD 5GHz Stock Chip?

    AMD's focus for the start of this year has been on explaining the virtues of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and driving up gaming interest with the impressive Never Settle bundle, available for most mainstream and high-end Radeon cards.

    With attention directed elsewhere, AMD's beleaguered FX processors have, it seems, been consigned to the ash heap of history. These chips do without the baked-in graphics present on APUs and, while perfectly reasonable in their own right, are overshadowed by Intel's third-generation Core 'Ivy Bridge' processors.

    So how about this as a rumour for a Friday morning? Though AMD will never go on record and confirm this, we have it on good authority that the chip-maker will soon be releasing a super-FX chip. Based on the same 'Vishera' architecture powering the current FX-8350, which runs at up to 4.2GHz, this new FX, codenamed 'Centurion', is to be made available in very limited quantities.

    This so-called Centurion is guaranteed to run at 5GHz, on air, though we don't know exactly what voltage or supporting hardware will be required for this lofty speed.

    Here's the kicker; our sources indicate that this limited-edition chip is set to cost a whopping $795 - this is not a typo! Yup, back to the pricing of FX chips of old. Is there any way that you, the readers, can countenance such pricing for an architecture that's been in the doldrums of late?
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    Default Re: AMD 5GHz Stock Chip?

    If it comes with a decent board and water cooler it may be worth the investment

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    Default Re: AMD 5GHz Stock Chip?

    If this is in fact true, I should be contacted about Pure OC doing a review on the chip, so we just have to wait and see what happens.

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    Default Re: AMD 5GHz Stock Chip?

    That will be a bad ass chip to have.

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    Default Re: AMD 5GHz Stock Chip?

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    That will be a bad ass chip to have.
    It will be a PD chip running at 5GHz, which will cost say $800. An i7 will beat it at slower speeds and it costs 1/3 of the price. The only place it would have its advantages is where eight cores are fully utilised. Otherwise, the i7 still bests it. It won't be a bad-ass chip.

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    Default Re: AMD 5GHz Stock Chip?

    Well then my chip is a bad ass chip.

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    Default Re: AMD 5GHz Stock Chip?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMadDutchDude View Post
    It will be a PD chip running at 5GHz, which will cost say $800. An i7 will beat it at slower speeds and it costs 1/3 of the price. The only place it would have its advantages is where eight cores are fully utilised. Otherwise, the i7 still bests it. It won't be a bad-ass chip.
    When was the last time you saw a $800 chip from AMD ? Try back when the very first FX chips were released, which was years ago. If they do release a 5GHz chip, they would never sell it for $800, maybe $400 - $500 and I truly believe that's pushing it, Intel's the one that sells $1000 + chips, not AMD. Jim. your chip has never seen 4.5GHz never mind 5GHz lol you never take the time to mess around with it, even though theirs a ton of people here that would help you. And just so you know, I sent one of my 980X chips to Jake to use to review some X58 boards when they were first released, and we were able to hit a little over 6GHz with DICE.

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