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Old February 28, 2017, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
Heh... for me the first sign of trouble was when they announced they were going to stop S939 production in favour of AM2 when it didn't appear to me that there were any real benefits to the end user other than having to switch over to a new memory format.

I still dipped my toes into the AMD pool for everything other than AM2 right up until BD though so it can't be said that I didn't try to help them along.... :)

Yup! 939 was the last part I ever owned. When core 2 hit I never really saw a reason to go back. And low cost platforms were pretty much NUC or old performance/used Intel gear.

Interesting to see how this all plays out :)
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Old February 28, 2017, 10:11 PM
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First computer I built was an Athlon 800 Tbird. Then came the XP mobile chips and the jump to socket 939 where I made the foolish mistake of buying a FX-53 for far too many dollars. which was soon replaced by an Opteron 165 then 170.

Glad to see AMD is back *hopefully*
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Old February 28, 2017, 10:47 PM
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I almost forgot about the K7, that was my first ever build.

Later on Athlon XP 1800+ was also fun to overclock.
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Old March 1, 2017, 08:00 PM
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interesting read for sure, definitely brought back memories. I still remain cautiously optimistic that Ryzen will bring in some much needed competition though, but I am hopeful. I don't expect a new performance king, but a worthy competitor would suffice, especially if they help bring pricing down to something reasonable because I feel like Intel is gouging us, but maybe it's just our currency that sucks (too?)
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Old September 3, 2017, 10:09 PM
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That was a nice article!

For my first PC I chose the PII 333mhz over the K6-2 350, but considered both strongly.
Then a nice Athlon 64 3400+ clawhammer, 1 mo cache lol if that matters! $431 bucks at NCIX for that A64.

After that, AMD lost its appeal until recently! I start to get the upgrade itch again, but my 4770K @4.0GHZ and GTX1070 FE at 1200P is all I need...its sad.

If prices come down on Ryzen 7 or TR, maybe next year?
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Old October 22, 2017, 03:25 PM
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I honestly cannot remember what my first AMD chip was, i know it was my very first "self built" PC, going to say probably somewhere in the 2001ish era. it wasnt top end but it played the first version of GTA and Age of empires, flight simulator and Midtown Madness decent lol.
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