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Old 09-15-2011, 12:03 AM   #11
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OEMs know what they're doing though. They'll buy whatever will make them the most money, which is usually intel because they have so much name recognition.
Agreed... to a point. With the right marketing tactic, and the cheaper AMD cost, a profit margin may be larger with AMD given the right positioning. If they can get away with selling an AMD product alongside an equally matched Intel product, for the same retail price, they would profit more from the AMD sell. It's an opportunity to market a cheaper product alongside a more expensive product but because the cheaper product now holds a record for being the "fastest", they can tack on a few bucks. You really don't believe that a business would take advantage of that opportunity?

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Besides, at least 90% of the population doesn't even know what overclocking means, so hearing that AMD holds the record won't mean anything to them.
They don't have to know what it is. Marketing can now literally say that they've built the fastest consumer chip and it runs at 8.429Ghz and they won't know what that means either... they don't have to though.

They heard fastest, 8 and ghz.

Sample Consumer Logic ==
Fastest: Better than sliced bread.
8: more than 2 and 3, what I usually see on computers.
Ghz: I hear that a lot, and it's a good thing, I think.

Now, you're probably both right (foothead and 01001010). There will most likely be little to no shift in stock price when concerning this record. However, I never underestimate American stupidity and other people's ability to manipulate it with a few choice words.
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #12
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Default Re: AMD breaks world overclock record with FX-8150

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To get the record, a team of "elite overclocking specialists" cranked up the juice on an 8-core desktop CPU until hitting a speed of 8.429GHz -- handily surpassing the previous mark of 8.308GHz
Until read about what was the previous world record...what chip was that?

An Intel Pentium D from 2005-2006 working on One core. I do believe. (someone can find the link)

So. The big boy AMD 8 core working off of two.. beat a 6 year old Processor, by. 100mhz? Lets see what Intel steps up to the plate...
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #13
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So. The big boy AMD 8 core working off of two.. beat a 6 year old Processor, by. 100mhz? Lets see what Intel steps up to the plate...
Intel's more recent CPUs cold bug around -20C. Unless they fix it with Sandy Bridge-E (doubtful), they can't come close in terms of clock speed.
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