Published on 22nd June 2009 by
Originally Posted by CupboardI find it interesting that the top end Intel processors, the Extreme Editions, are really expensive and price out of most sane peoples' consideration but that AMD's equivalent, the Black Edition CPUs, are actually very popular. I wonder: if the Extreme Editions were slightly more competitively priced would they sell more? Not that I can see Intel dropping their prices significantly in the long term of the EE brand.
Originally Posted by LizardThen again, with one of those you're basically limited to playing ASCI games...
Originally Posted by smc8788 But you try telling that to all the new iPhone 3G S owners :(
Originally Posted by ClaaveAgreed with all of the above - EE CPUs are really only for people with sub-zero cooling and a thirst for record-breaking. I do strive to make that point frequently throughout the article.
For those few however, EE CPUs are typically great as they'll go well beyond what the lesser CPUs of the range can, given the right cooling.
Originally Posted by ClaaveHow quickly we forget - when AMD was top dog, it had the FX range of super-expensive, multiplier-unlocked CPUs. But yes, AMD's Black Edition strategy is a very interesting one - I'm not sure I'd buy a non-BE AMD processor at all, in fact!
Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawnya I have to agree people who buy EE, do not know computers and are most likely just going for bragging rights as thats pretty much all you get from an EE, that and an empty wallet.
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