AMD Athlon X2 7850 CPU: Why?

I know there's been some discussion over this relatively new CPU (Here at least). But if I were starting from scratch, why would I get it, aside from its apparently overclock-ability?

Is this CPU a good buy for a budget build? Would I be better off getting older and more established processors?
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  1. well it's amd's rival to intel's E5200.
  2. Socket 775 is dead ending and AM2+ is still an ongoing venture.
    Socket AM2+ has more future than socket 775.
  3. AM3 processors work on AM2+ motherboards. More info here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM2%2B
  4. According to this guy:

    If you ask me .. the direct competitor would be an Intel Core 2 Duo E8200. Fact is that the 7850BE is roughly 8~10% away from Core 2 Duo E8400 (159 USD) performance.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-athlon-x2-7850-be-review/14
  5. RomDA_73 said:
    I know there's been some discussion over this relatively new CPU (Here at least). But if I were starting from scratch, why would I get it, aside from its apparently overclock-ability?

    Is this CPU a good buy for a budget build? Would I be better off getting older and more established processors?


    The Athlon X2 7850 would do very well in a lower-priced build as it is an inexpensive but reasonably decent CPU that works in inexpensive AM2+ motherboards and inexpensive DDR2 memory. I would choose it over an Intel setup as you can put together a decent 7850 + AM2+ motherboard + DDR2 setup that gets the same performance as an Intel Core 2 Duo setup for a lower price. If you're into gaming, the difference in CPU+MB cost can let you get a better video card with the 7850, plus the 7850 is better at games than the Core 2 Duos in the same price range. The only downside to the 7850 vs. a similar Core 2 Duo would be that the 65 nm 7850 runs warmer than the 45 nm Core 2 Duos.
  6. although, to be honest, if I were buying one of these Kuma CPUs, it would be the older 7750 BE. Why? Because it is a damned Black Edition. I can just up the multiplier by a half (or one? I don't know if they have halfs unlocked) and have the same performance as the newer 7850 BE, while saving $10. Seriously, there's no difference between the CPUs.
  7. I thought they discontinued the 7750 BE, it's now just a 7750 iirc.
  8. No significant bugs to speak of? running at stock clocking of course...
  9. the 7750 and 7850 are great cheap CPUs . Get 1 if u wanted.

    I paired it with a his 4850 and its a wooping 100% more power then my old 4400+ and 9600GT setup. I got the 7750 cause i dunno if my mobo can support the new 7850 and i cant wait for a bios update. But from what i read AFTER i bought it is that it works without the need of a bios update cause its mostly the same CPU with 100mhz more :D ... personally i would have wanted it . I`mcurious whats the stock FPS / multi on the 7850, maybe thats the only difference, 2 steps up lol for 10 bucks .

    gl
  10. 0.5x up on the multi vs the 7750.
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