Originally Posted by Fozzik
They are probably almost killing themselves trying to compete with Intel's crazy price cuts.
If ya ask me they killed themselves when they decided to make 4x4 it's own socket type. Hello, you just volunteered yourself for a ton more research and development by splitting your CPU line instead of making the 4x4 pin-compatible with everything else you are doing!
Had it been the same AM2, AM2+, AM3 socket line like everything else, I’m sure they would have had all of the enthusiasts following them in a heartbeat. The chance to have a system with double the cores of an Intel system (provided they could keep up in terms of cores)? Yeah, I’m sure tons of super-high end peeps would have loved that. It’s own socket where you can’t sell the older cores and can’t upgrade them as easily because you have a much lower number of options? That’s just 754/939/940 all over again. You’d think they would have learned the first time.
But, I digress.