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Old 03-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I voted waste of money. This is always true when you are talking about the top of the line newest product out.

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...but consider that the FX-57 cost 1010$ before and
people would pay that.
The FX-60 costs about the same now.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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...but consider that the FX-57 cost 1010$ before and
people would pay that.
The FX-60 costs about the same now.
People who don't want to/don't know how to OC their 250-300 dollar CPU to those speeds pay that kind of money.

There are those of us that would prefer to be more resourceful.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Its a great processor. Multipliers unlocked out of the package=me like.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Not only is is overkill, but the Pentium Extreme Edition 955 beats it.
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no one's disputing that. Definitely an awesome CPU....but...worth the price? not to me
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Actualy it is to ppl that dont want to build an INtel system, want a good dual core and the fastest dual core w/out OCing. Again, the multiplier is unlocked which also means for OCers.
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To me the FX/XE lines are just a waste of money. Just about everyone with a Opteron 165 is getting to 2.6Ghz, equal to a FX-60, and what, they're like $300 something.

Even an X2 4800 is $400 less than the FX-60 and it would only have to be OC'd 200Mhz to match the performance.
...?

Is it like you can't overclock FX or something?
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If you OC an FX-60 no "regular" CPU will keep up.
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Thats what im saying. And w/ an unlocked multiplier im pretty sure you can get better more stable OCs.
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If you only play games at med settings and just use your computer for things like photo-shop why would you buy an FX which is a hardcore gamer specific proccessor? A 4800+ is only .2 GHz slower then the FX-60 and it's 400 dollars cheaper. If your not going to overclock then whats the use of getting an FX CPU if you are not a hardcore gamer? Save yourself the money and get a 4800+ and you will still be happy and 400 bucks richer .

And if you think your going to see a huge performance increase with a FX-60 over a 4800+ think again. You could get a 4600+ which is clocked at the same speed as the 4800+ but just with lower L2 cache which shouldn't affect much for what your using it for.
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