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Old 01-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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So the other day, I was looking at CPUs. I wonder about Intel's pricing. A i7-2600k is the same price as a i7-4770k? And a i7-3770k is slightly cheaper? I think I paid $100 less for my 2600k a couple years ago.

And it's sad to see AMD fall so far behind. Before my 2600k, my last Intel was a Pentium 233MHz. Used nothing but AMD in between. Even the FX-9590 (which is a factory over clocked version of the FX-8350, for $130 more) can't keep up with a 4770k in most tasks.

Even if I wanted to stick with AMD here, I can't see any reason why to pick an FX-9590 over an i7. 220w TDP vs the 2600k's 95w TDP. This chip is going to run very hot and suck down quite a bit more power, and still not compete in most tasks. Even worse when you consider the $329 is without a heatsink or fan/liquid cooling.

What happened AMD? You were the first to reach 1GHz, the first backwards compatible 32/64-bit CPU, first dual-core CPU...

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