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    Tiger Direct now has the new Intel 980X for $1100 plus shipping, I checked Newegg first but Tiger beat them to it. What sucks is that Neweggs overnight shipping is overnight Tigers takes 2 days and Neweggs overnight shipping would have been $10 - $15 less

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    Are you going for it Doctor D?

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    Paid for it at 7am lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Paid for it at 7am lol
    Well done Dr D !
    I am looking forward to it, I feel happy for you

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    Do you guys think the six core AMD will be around the same price? I'm hoping half that..

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    did i hear you say you're ordering it for the April giveaway?!?!?!?!

    only for people with 7 letters in their username?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    did i hear you say you're ordering it for the April giveaway?!?!?!?!

    only for people with 7 letters in their username?!?!
    If only, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    Do you guys think the six core AMD will be around the same price? I'm hoping half that..
    Yes, I'm thinking the 6 core AMDs should be priced around the current Phenom II 965 or maybe a little bit more. But it sure is gonna be at least half of Gulftown lets hope more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Yes, I'm thinking the 6 core AMDs should be priced around the current Phenom II 965 or maybe a little bit more. But it sure is gonna be at least half of Gulftown lets hope more.
    Cool.

    I can't allow Doctor_Death to have that much power alone, we must stop him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    Do you guys think the six core AMD will be around the same price? I'm hoping half that..
    It might be 300-400. I can not see it coming out for a grand, not with the lead intel has on amd atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan View Post
    It might be 300-400. I can not see it coming out for a grand, not with the lead intel has on amd atm.
    Isn't there like 3 versions though.. the highest being 2.8Ghz? If the slower models overclock good, a lot of cash can be saved here.
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    The AMD 6-core will be NOWHERE near as expensive as the 980X. AMD is shooting for value, not top performance. They have not had an expensive CPU like that, and they won't this time around either. Think about it.....a 6 core CPU at a pretty good price. Why would 99.5% of the population need a 980X for regular use? Nope, AMD will price this new chip pretty well, not to worry.

    Haven't gotten any official info but if I did I'd be under NDA. I could tell you, but then I'd have to go James Bond on you

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    Is six real cores better than the virtual ones in i7 processors?

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    Haven't benched 6 cores yet but if you compare apples to oranges for a minute.....AMD's native 4 cores do better in multithreaded apps than Intel's dual cores that have 2 additional ones (4 total) virtualized.

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    I like to see your benches on AMD six core vs i7.

    The prices of AMD six core looks to be in the range of Intel i7 top chip.

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    I can easily see the Phenom II X6s competing with the quad core i7s. 2 Physical cores vs 4 virtual? Depending on the application, I'd have to hand the performance title to AMD.

    Basically, unless everyone is a fanboy, the X6 should be the leading chip under Intel's Gulftown. Of course, once you take overclocking, general socket support and chipsets etc into consideration, the tables turn again.

    I am also very interested to see how X6 plays out against the i7.

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