Originally Posted by os2wiz
The pricing for pre-orders is NOT official AMD pricing. Why are you guys so unaware of a simple fact like this. Pre-order pricing is always higher than the actual recommended price by AMD. The same thing happened with Bulldozer. The actual post-release pricing will be in the $240's for the FX-8350. It is NOT simply a budget-conscious cpu as the site operator is claiming he obviously buys into the OBR bulls--t. This cpu is 15% faster than Bulldozer on IPC. That is not a guess it is a fact. AMD stated this months ago. This cpu will be faster than I7 2600k for multithreaded apps and definitely be a close competitior to the I7 2600k in gaming. Objective benchmarking will NOT be available until after the release date. I expect this chip to be the best high performance bargain cpu in the market. Intel will have nothing to match up against it within $60 higher in price. They will be forced to lower 2600K pricing and I do not think that will work when the facts are out. This is the beginning of AMD's turnaround . Together with the Trinity APU's Intel is definitely going to lose market share.
When Steamroller comes out at the same time as Hasbeen in 2013 I see the end of Intel domination being in the not too distant future. AMD should make huge inroads into the portable (laptop) market and the desktop is coming soon after. Bye bye Intel fan boys!
welcome to TPU ,you do reallise your sounding like an Amd fanboi though dont you
Intel will definately loose market share in the future but not just to Amd, and i share your optimism however suggesting that because Amd said it Will be 15% faster, that it definately will be is silly, as they like intel have misslead in the past, <still awaiting reliable testing myself.