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What you think about $900+ for a CPU?

  1. I'll pay whatever the cost to get the best of the best.

    1 vote(s)
  2. Its a correct price for a high end CPU, but I'm not willing to pay that much.

    1 vote(s)
  3. It's too much, Intel has gone crazy with it.

    17 vote(s)
By dani_17 ยท 7 replies
Oct 9, 2003
  1. What do you think about this? Are you willing to pay that ammount of money just to get the top-edge performance for a few months? Do you think the processor market will end like the video card market where we are already paying more and more every year?

    Express yourself :D
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Anyone who is willing to pay that much for a stupid processor is INSANE!!!! Or very rich, either one. That is just ridiculous.
  3. coldpower27

    coldpower27 TS Rookie

    this is insanely too much, this is like 1400 CAN for the processor alone

  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Its a correct price for a high end CPU, but I'm not willing to pay that much"

    at first I thought this... then my sensis came to me.. no CPU for the publics computer should be costing $900. $600 total max which is still redicuious.

    $900... thats just crossing the line.
  5. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    That's just press crap, when it comes out it will retail for like $750 or so...
  6. novicegamer

    novicegamer TS Rookie Posts: 89

    It will be 700$ us and I will be getting it as soon as it comes out.Right after I get my 9800XT
  7. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 146

    In my opinion this is just marketing. People who buy a radeon 9600 do it because ati is the speed king. That's intel's move, they needed something fast to get the speed crown again, and it had to be out in a short period of time. So they got this 1/2 Xeon CPU, which is not too far from the real Xeon CPU. 900 is way to much, 700 is ridiculous anyway. At that price you can get a true Opteron processor.

    Anyone remembers how much we all payed for a Monster 3D Voodoo 2 with 12 mb of slow-ram? I think it was about $300. It had this SLI mode where you could connect 2 voodoo's together. I never saw it in real, it was just to expensive. Guillemot had a pack called "The Power Of Two" which were 2 Voodoo cards together for 500 bucks.

    People laughed at it. But now that's what we're al paying for the high end graphics cards.

    That's exactly what is going to happen. With Amd 64's out, and the P4 PXE, top models are now pushing higher prices each time.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

    Too rich for my blood - I want one, but I won't pay that much for one.
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