My last AMD was A64 3200+ with a Venice core back at the end of 2005 i think? I was so happy about it, as it was quite an upgrade over my old Duron 700 rig... only about half year later for the first dual-cores to pop-up and making it obsolete. I had excellent plans to replace it with 4400+ next year, as soon as i was going to have spare money, but (luckily! before i could, Core 2 Duos hit the market. So evetually i got E8400 at the beginning of 2008. Since then, only Intel about for me as well, but i guess thats true for 99 percent of resident posters.I really hope AMD's cpu is good. My last AMD cpu purchase was an Athlon64 X2 over 10 years ago, I've bought nothing but intel since. I want a nice 8 core cpu so I really hope this AMD chip lives up to the hype and is released at a great price ($500 - $600).
Anyway, its good to see AMD back. Only recently i got X99 rig, so any potential price war wont affect me, but hopefully AMD can keep this up for coming years, so when its time to upgrade again, i wont have to pay over the odds for just one brand with no competition again.