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AMD's Phenom II 965, 3.4GHz, 140 Watts, $245 273

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the less-is-more dept.
Vigile writes "While AMD does not have the muscle to push around the i7, they certainly have the ability to give the older and more common Core 2 Quads a run for their money. With the release of the Phenom II X4 965, AMD further attempts to dethrone the Core 2 Quad as the premier midrange CPU offering. While it may not be a world-beater by any stretch of the imagination, it certainly is catching Intel's attention in the breadbasket of the CPU market. The X4 965 is the fastest clocked processor that AMD has ever produced, much less shipped in mass quantities. While the speed bump is appreciated, the cost in terms of power and heat will make the introduction of the X4 965 problematic for some. Many of us thought that we would never see another 140 watt processor (as the Phenom 9950 was), but unfortunately those days are back. Still, AMD offers a compelling part at a reasonable price, and their motherboard support for this new 140 watt processor is robust."

Comment: There's a reason that a sequel was not named here (Score 1) 496

by soupcan58 (#21741634) Attached to: Jackson Slated to Make Hobbit Movie, Sequel
Jackson said months ago in an article I read (I'll have to go back to find it, I think it was in an interview with IGN) saying that the story of "The Hobbit" wouldn't be able to fit within a two or so hour film, and do the original source material justice. This leads to him saying it would be a pair of films for the hobbit, not one single film. Personally, I think that would be the best move. The story can be complex in spots, and I could see where the story could be split into two films. So, in my opinion, it's either that, or we're looking at one of the other Stories from Middle Earth.

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