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    Intel says Broadwell processors available for holidays


    Intel's latest PC chips, code-named Broadwell, have been a long time coming -- and apparently we'll be waiting a little longer for them, according to recent comments from the company's CEO.

    Brian Krzanich told Reuters over the weekend that the new processors, which will be built using the 14nm manufacturing process, should start shipping in new computers by the holiday shopping season. That timeline is a little more specific than the "second half of 2014" guidance we've been receiving from the chip giant, even if it's later than hoped for.

    The good news is that the Broadwell rollout could boost end-of-year PC sales, but it might mark a blow for back-to-school shopping, especially if consumers decide to hold off making purchases while waiting for Intel's latest and greatest to arrive.
    Read more at: Intel says Broadwell processors will be available for holiday PC shopping | ZDNet

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    After 20 years of amd, I might be switching to (gulp) intel for my next upgrade.
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    I can understand rooting for the underdog, but when it comes down to spending your own money, you want the best performance for the dollar. That hasn't really favored AMD for a long time now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I can understand rooting for the underdog, but when it comes down to spending your own money, you want the best performance for the dollar. That hasn't really favored AMD for a long time now.
    Well no, bang for buck they were still on top, but barely. Intel's top end was much better than amd's, but it did cost more. Thing is now, amd has dropped out of the high end game, opting instead for those 'apu' things they are now flogging. I dunno... but even tho I've not even tried them, I don't like them.(from what I've read)

    That said, these days I don't do much of any kind of actual work on the computer, so realistically my fx-8150 should do me for many years to come... in theory.

    But I like upgrading... building up a new rig, and amd made that easy, easier than intel ever did.

    ~sigh~
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    I disagree on bang for the buck. Sure the high end Intel's were way more expensive, but the midrange Intel's were enough to perform better. My last AND was an Athlon64x2 4600+. That was last time I considered them the better cpu.

    Upgradability was never a concern of mine. I always build an entirely new machine and just roll the other one down. I never have upgraded a CPU
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Upgradability was never a concern of mine. I always build an entirely new machine and just roll the other one down. I never have upgraded a CPU
    My sentiments exactly. My first PC was Win8 Home loaded on DIY tower using Intel CPU/Intel Board. And I've used Intel on Intel ever since.

    I constantly see problems on forums where CPU/Mobo are mix-matched, that I simply don't get. I figure that the manufacturer's own board should be best fit for their CPU.
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