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AMD's recent focus has been promoting its new Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), in addition to its Never Settle bundle, where games are bundled with new graphics card purchases. It's also no secret that the manufacturer's overclockable FX-processors aren't selling nearly as well as they did a couple of years ago. Remember the days when the Athlon 64 FX and Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processors went head-to-head in a battle for performance supremacy.

The latest rumours indicate that AMD is working on a new FX processor. This evolved chip will be called the Centurion and is based on the Vishera Piledriver architecture that can also be found in the FX-8350. The Centurion purportedly is a 5 GHz chip that will be available in limited quantities only. Whether this frequency can be achieved with an aircooler, at which voltage and what the total TDP will be remains a mystery for now. It's also unclear which socket and chipset the processor will be combined with.

Hexus reports that AMD's Centurion will have a $795 pricetag. Regardless of whether it's a limited edition or not, we're curious to see if people are willing to shell out this kind of money for the chip.

http://uk.hardware.info/news/34463/amd-developing-centurion-fx-processor
 

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Considering how expensive the old FX chips were im pretty damn sure the new ones sell very good compared to them.
 
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Considering how expensive the old FX chips were im pretty damn sure the new ones sell very good compared to them.
True and considering the price of there competition its still cheaper lol even from day one FX has always been cheaper no matter what the performance is.
 
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I just hope this is all true. Just so that Intel doesn't keep the monopoly on high-end desktop CPUs. Monopoly is not good for customers.
 

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the 8350 is dirt cheap if you'd ask me. intel CPUs have always been overpriced just because they were at the top.

and most FX chips can do 5GHz on a proper air cooler.

but 795$ for a Vishera? hope it will have 32 cores XD
 

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the 8350 is dirt cheap if you'd ask me. intel CPUs have always been overpriced just because they were at the top.

and most FX chips can do 5GHz on a proper air cooler.

but 795$ for a Vishera? hope it will have 32 cores XD
This.
My 8350 cost me £149, and clocked to 5Ghz during winter on a H100 no problem.
Explain how $800 to overclock for you is in any way worth the money, UNLESS, it has more modules.
 
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But for someone that doesnt OC and can get that sort of performance out of the box is considered cheap!!
 
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Yes
 

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But for someone that doesnt OC and can get that sort of performance out of the box is considered cheap!!
here aernt many poeple who need that kinda power but lacks the knowledge to OC :p
 
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LOL, no doubt. I even quoted this thread in that thread... :slap:


One of many dupes.. Looks like the mods are asleep at the switch as lord knows they close any thread that is a duplicate of the news!
This thread was made before the news was posted.
 
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I know... but the moderation team usually makes considerable effort to delete such threads... before or after the posting of the news article.
 

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Looks like the mods are asleep at the switch as lord knows they close any thread that is a duplicate of the news!
nice wording
 
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The truth, that... is sometimes painful. That was their logic when I started a thread like a DAY before the news came out and they closed/merged it. Oh well.
 
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I just can't see AMD competing well in the high priced CPU sector with the existing architecture.