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Old February 28, 2012, 08:01 AM
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I'm so happy! I was praying for a BD price drop!

I know bd sucks balls for everything I do, but it's better than my X2 255!!

One thing I do still like about AMD is not having to change my mobo for a projected very very long time.
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Old February 28, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Seems desperate.
They have no choice but to be desperate. The company is on a cusp right now. Hopefully they can bring it back around or we are going to face a lot of Monopolies...and I for one don't like that prospect.

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Old February 28, 2012, 08:43 AM
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I'm not convinced that a monopoly on stand-alone desktop processors would be all that big of a deal these days. The low(er) power mobile/apu market is (IMO) where it's at, and if AMD can get their distribution issues ironed out they seem to be doing fairly well in that market.

Aside from enthusiasts like ourselves, do the 95% of PC users (who mostly surf the net, view media, light applications) really need more processing power? I don't think so... they need hiccup free media streaming in the smallest possible form factor, oodles of storage space, and cross platform apps which allow data to be shared amongst all of their different devices.
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It seems that only FX8120 is getting the price drop of $20 USD.

DailyTech - AMD Airs Two New Bulldozer Chips, Drops Price on a Third Chip
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It seems that only FX8120 is getting the price drop of $20 USD.

DailyTech - AMD Airs Two New Bulldozer Chips, Drops Price on a Third Chip
Pity. Not interested then.
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The new CPUs are not interesting to me. The only thing that is a slight positive is the incoming price drop (hopefully the first of many). AMD can't compete in the high end, so their prices need to drop a lot to allow them to starting getting the bang for buck purchases again (like many of the phenom IIs were for quite some time). While none of the fx processors are great they could be sold at a price to make them desirable (I am a bang for buck shopper).
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Well I hope for Handbrake and Hyper-V the Bulldozer will work better than the old X6.
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I'm not convinced that a monopoly on stand-alone desktop processors would be all that big of a deal these days. The low(er) power mobile/apu market is (IMO) where it's at, and if AMD can get their distribution issues ironed out they seem to be doing fairly well in that market.

Aside from enthusiasts like ourselves, do the 95% of PC users (who mostly surf the net, view media, light applications) really need more processing power? I don't think so... they need hiccup free media streaming in the smallest possible form factor, oodles of storage space, and cross platform apps which allow data to be shared amongst all of their different devices.
Totally agree that the majority of the profits can be had in the mobile market (maybe console market as well).

But aside from pure processor speed, I fear that a monopoly will lead to innovation rot in the high end, which could affect an entire company's lineup. I think that its better for the low-end customer that a company is trying hard to get performance parts in tip-top shape so that innovations will trickle down to them as well.
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