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Old October 4, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Sorry, but there's a major flaw in his argument WRT desktop procs.... Intel has been very agressive in pricing it's lower end (yet still better performing @ similar price points) procs and it doesn't address the fact that their BD linup underperforms against it's own legacy PhII line.

I'd also argue that for a good portion of general use PC's these days, encoding time might actually be a major factor. Ripping media is a function that many (if not most) end-users will carry out on a fairly regular basis, and sorry, but in that case the differences can be substantial. Ripping a movie in 1/2 the time means that you can probably get some other work done, or perhaps even do more than one movie a night.

And if we want to talk about software releases.... how about trim support only starting on the 8XX series chipsets?

So basically all that we're left with is backwards socket compatibility which really only affects folks who already own AMD hardware, and in all honesty, for the sake of new tech (like USB3, or upgraded Sata) a person would be better served getting a new MB.
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