Yes I have a 965 chipset and a e6300 at 3ghz. Works for me. Your putting me down for that? I bought it 3 years ago for $90 mobo and $160 cpu. I love laughing at people who pay $300 to Intel for a new chipset mobo for 15% performance gain, such a shame your so uninformed. Its great Roadrunner that you saved your allowance all year and bought a new system. I'm more inclined to pay off my mortgage, my new honda civic, my suv and my 21ft boat.
I wont be impressed until they compete with core i7.
Well it took Intel 2 1/2 years to catch AMD with C2D, so I think AMD is right back where they always were, mainstream and lower end.
Oh for Heaven's sake, can you inflate your ego more?
Let's try to act like adults who post on an adult forum, mm-k?
I'm inclined to agree with roadrunner1. Since AMD is releasing this new Phenom NOW, they essentially force themselves to be compared to the i7's which Intel JUST released. If the new Phenoms come out and match, or just beat the Q6600 then it isn't all that impressive for AMD, considering that STILL means they are behind Intel.
I'm running my first ever Intel chipset. Before my Q6600 I always had AMD chips. However, not being a "fanboy" of either company, I'm interested in whomever gives me the best product for my money.
If AMD is going to release a revised Phenom chipset, they need to come out with a bang and show the computer/gaming market that they can compete. Not that they can tag along.
For everyone's sake, I hope the new Phenom kicks butt, because that will mean price wars like we've recently seen between ATI & nVidia. It means EVERYONE wins. If Phenom is a let done (as the first release was) then it means we're all paying extra for our Intel chips.
I think this is what roadrunner1 was trying to get across in the first place. I don't see that he had any bias toward Intel or AMD, but was stating some good factual points.