AMD Phenom II X6 CPUs in tight supply

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It's been roughly two months since AMD began shipping their first six-core processors for desktops. Although not as powerful as Intel's top offerings, the company hoped to make them an attractive purchase by pricing the Phenom II X6 at far more realistic prices and making them compatible with older AM2/AM2+ motherboards -- in addition to newer AM3 boards, of course. This was certainly an upgrader's dream considering the older platform is almost 4 years old.

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I'm always glad to hear good news from AMD. It's a company that deserves to be recognized by the public because of it's innovative and hard working team. Good for them Phenoms II X6 are selling like hot cakes.


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At least they're doing better than expected. That's never a bad thing. But they need to get those postponed parts out as fast as they can. Time is money!
I'm also very interested in the new quad core CPU -960T- .


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I'm glad they're selling well. I expected people to move over to more efficient cpus in terms of core-performance ratio and power usage like the core i5-750. I forgot to think that that would require buying a new motherboard ^^.


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I almost got one for my "secondary" computer, but considering it's uses, it really was overkill.

But if you're building an AMD system, then its a no brainer, its the same price as the 920/930. its a good buy even if you don't use multithreaded applications. But if you're someone who actually uses the extra cores professionally, from the benchmarks I've seen, it can show a dramatic cut in rendering time. That puppy would probably pay for itself during the first job.


There is two types of corporpations. The first one is the corporation that cares only about how to get more and more cash from peoples wallets . The second one is the corporation whos prioritates aren't peoples wallets.

I support the second type.
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