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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:52 pm

boat wrote:but its still over a month away...those appear to be july prices... :? :P
That's because conroe gets released july 23rd.

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Post by Forester » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:41 pm

Yeah, but in the last 3 weeks I've gotten a new video card and a sound card so I need to wait a bit before I drop more dough on the computer anyway. I need to be sure my contract is really getting extended to Dec 31 too. I should know that by mid-july.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:31 pm

hrmmm... was wondering why some of the amd cpu's were looking scarce.

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:13 am

AMD announces official EOL for socket 754 & 939.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:41 am

AMD drops desktop processor prices by 47%

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Sunnyvale (CA) - As expected, AMD rings in the next round of the processor price battle with Intel. In an effort to remain competitive, the company today slashed the prices of all desktop processors. In the strategically important field of socket AM2 CPUs, the drop averaged 47% - which may not be enough to retain overall price/performance leadership, according to TG Daily findings.


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Re: AMD 64 X2

Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:45 am

Forester wrote:Any of you guys running an X2 processor? I was looking at upgrading my AMD 64 3000+ to possibly a 3800+ but then I saw that I could get an x2 3800+ for only about $20 more at newegg.
x2 3800+ now $169 at newegg. the toledo cores are still a lil pricey. manchester cores have dropped significantly.

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Post by boat » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:23 am

but theyre durned 939 socket, which theyve already given an earlier end-of-life! argh! :bad-words: sons of biscuits... :x so now i can either stick with 939 for one more iteration or so, so i can continue to use this 3G of ddr ram...or i can start all over and have to get an additional batch of ddr2 ram...sigh :roll: 0X

oh yeah, side note...read yesterday somewheres that amd bought ati... :o :P

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:45 am

boat wrote:but theyre durned 939 socket, which theyve already given an earlier end-of-life! argh! :bad-words: sons of biscuits... :x so now i can either stick with 939 for one more iteration or so, so i can continue to use this 3G of ddr ram...or i can start all over and have to get an additional batch of ddr2 ram...sigh :roll: 0X

oh yeah, side note...read yesterday somewheres that amd bought ati... :o :P
if you wanna keep your current ddr ram, go s939. i've read that the current am2 socket won't work with the amd k8l processor coming out next year anyhow so you'll be stuck in the same "boat". :P on the plus side, the k8l will be able to use ddr2 & ddr3. ;)

yes, amd bought ati, but it still needs to get the stock holders approval. there is no reason the deal will not go through. amd will be in a better position to compete with intel since intel makes/sells tons of intel chipsets to go along with their processors. now amd will be able to create their own chipsets since ati already makes their own.
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Post by Forester » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:18 am

I'm with you boat. I just upgraded to the new 939 mobo last June so I'm not ready to rebuild (and re-buy) the whole 'puter already. I'm watching the various X2's and will pick up at least a 3800 if not a 4400 or so in Sept.
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Post by boat » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:51 pm

well the upgrade path i had anticipated was to upgrade to a 939 pci-e based subsystem, so i could have a longer/newer graphics path, as im on agp now...and it seems like i had just gotten the 6800gt i spent a bunkload on, so i was trying to ride her out as long as i could before switching to pci-e, and at the same time keeping hte 3G of ddr ram i had accrued(sp?)... :roll: :P ...i guess ultimately i may end up just getting/keeping the same 939/pci-e path and stretch out hte memory as far as i can...probably end up with a X2, 7x00 (whatever iteration nvidia is on that i can afford) ;)

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:14 pm

boat wrote:as im on agp now...and it seems like i had just gotten the 6800gt i spent a bunkload on, so i was trying to ride her out as long as i could before switching to pci-e
i thought you and myth both got 7800gtx's around the time hl2 came out.

also, performance-wise, the a64 x2's are nearly identical to their corresponding am2 brothers even with ddr2. amd is still working on the imc (integrated memory controller) and chipset manufactures to boost the performance on the ddr2 as the intel platforms do much better with ddr2 then the amd's. i'm guessing it will take them a minimum 6 months to get that worked out.
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Post by boat » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:28 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:
boat wrote:as im on agp now...and it seems like i had just gotten the 6800gt i spent a bunkload on, so i was trying to ride her out as long as i could before switching to pci-e
i thought you and myth both got 7800gtx's around the time hl2 came out.
naw, thats when the 6 series came out...6800ultra was the flagship. you and grummun have the fancy ole 7800gtx's :P ;)

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:12 pm

The s939 x2 4400+ is now less than 50% below what it was 8 months ago. Current prices are still falling on s939 and the new sAM2 dual cores.
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Re: AMD 64 X2

Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:58 am

prices are getting insanely low!!!

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Prices for AMD’s Athlon 64 X2 processors:

CPU 	Price (old) 	Price (new, 10/08/2007) 	Avg. retail price* (10/08/2007)
6400+ BE 	$251 	$220 	$220
6000+ 	$178 	$167 	$174
5600+ 	$157 	$146 	$141
5200+ 	$136 	$125 	$126
5000+ BE 	$136 	$136 	$134
5000+ (65nm) 	$125 	$115 	$115
4800+ 	$115 	$104 	$103
4400+ 	$94 	$89 	$86
4200+ 	$78 	$78 	$208**
4000+ 	$73 	$68 	- **
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