Out of the Blue

Happy Festivus, as today is the holiday for the rest of us! I have a grievance to air (with myself), which is that I've talked in the past about getting an aluminum pole to better celebrate the occasion, but have not managed to follow through on that ambition. In fairness, putting this in place would still not qualify as a feat of strength, as aluminum is known for its very high strength-to-weight ratio. And of course, buying such a pole would be a bit contrary to the whole anti-commercialism theme of the day, so on that level it's actually more appropriate to celebrate without one. There you have it, I've rationalized myself a Festivus miracle!

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Cutter wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 18:51:
The Intel I7 3820 sits virtually neck in neck for performance with the FX3850. The I7 is currently listed at $432 bucks. The latter I just picked up for $200. If I'm going to pay twice as much for something it better be twice as good. It's not, so what the hell are you paying for beyond branding? If people want to throw money away needlessly on Intel and Nvidia be my guest, I have other things I'd rather waste my money on.

No one is buying an i7-3820, they'd buy an i5 and even the low end i5 going back a generation destroy it. And no the FX isn't anywhere close in IPC, you're cherry picking benchmarks. There's a reason I ditched mine, you will learn the hard way.

Intel suppressed their sales for years using uncompetitive practices. They got fined for it but damage done . AMD still hasn't recovered from that.

No they don't get to skate on that anymore, their R&D has sucked for years and we're going back to when they had resources. They just keep making all the wrong moves, about the only smart thing they've done in the past 10 years is buy ATI.
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