Well, this seems to be a notable turning point for AMD! 3.5Ghz on a quad under water is VERY impressive, considering that they could barely push 2.7Ghz with previous chips.
I agree. This REALLY has me PO'd. It seems NCIX likes popping up the prices for the Canadian customers and then adding an "instant rebate" a few days later. It happened with the 9800GTX cards and I bet it will happen with the B3 Phenoms.One thing that pisses me off is that NCIX is selling these chips for 50 DOLLARS cheaper to american customers- barf- what are we, chopped liver? ($247USD vs $295CAD)
keep in mind, he is using a Beta BIOS that wasn't available up until a couple days ago and running a B3 chip which could be all the difference in the world. on top of that, Tony is simply raising the multiplier...no real overclocking and the board handles that just fine. i was working with a fixed multi, B2 Phenom, and older BIOS...all kinds of differences.I will caution EVERYONE against that DFI mobo right now. 3oh6 will back me up on this one since he has had first-hand experience with two of them and they have both been exceedingly unimpressive.