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Old 12-21-2007, 03:20 AM   #1
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Who would want to spend an extra $40 to get a CPU that's only 100MHz faster, lol? Look at how ridiculous AMD is marketing these two quad cores:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103225

Virtually identical, or am I missing something?
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:36 AM   #2
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With four cores at that speed, it could make a difference. Nothing real world though.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:40 AM   #3
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well do amd overclock at least 100mhz , if so theres a saving of $40
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speaking of amd have you guys seen any 9900+ quads for sale anywhere?
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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There's alot of people who aren't OC'ers and would buy the more expensive version because of the numbers. It's not dumb marketing at all.
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There's alot of people who aren't OC'ers and would buy the more expensive version because of the numbers. It's not dumb marketing at all.
im sorry but i gotta agree with ISOwner $40 for 100 Mhz is just stupid overclocker or not its just not logical,

maybe its not really AMD's fault its more newegg as AMD set guidance prices then the retailer in this case newegg decides what price to sell them at.

although it is not a great idea of AMD to make 2 processors identical with only 100 Mhz different
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im sorry but i gotta agree with ISOwner $40 for 100 Mhz is just stupid overclocker or not its just not logical,

maybe its not really AMD's fault its more newegg as AMD set guidance prices then the retailer in this case newegg decides what price to sell them at.

although it is not a great idea of AMD to make 2 processors identical with only 100 Mhz different
CPU manufacturers have been doing this since the early days of computing, nothing new to see here. Want slightly better performance than average, pay a nice difference.
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why is it dumb? People will buy it so i think it's a genius idea.
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why is it dumb? People will buy it so i think it's a genius idea.
This is what I was saying SSC. I wasn't trying to say that the extra 100MHz is worth it, I was trying to say that people will buy it simply because they want the best and even if it's only 100MHz more, they want it.
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This is what I was saying SSC. I wasn't trying to say that the extra 100MHz is worth it, I was trying to say that people will buy it simply because they want the best and even if it's only 100MHz more, they want it.
agreed. Price takes a much higher jump as performance increase by just a little bit.
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