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Details On Amd Price-cuts


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#1 Mr Alpha

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 04:33 PM

AMD has just announced their price-cuts, coming 7/24/2006, and they are bigger than previously rumored. Form DailyTech, the details.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:53 PM

They're gonna take huge losses just to compete with Intel.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:59 PM

Wow...

Makes me wish I had waited another few weeks to build my pc.

Edited by TheEmuRider, 17 July 2006 - 11:00 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:24 AM

makes me glad I did wait.
Since the FX-60 is NA does that mean they will be hard to find soon?
I was planning on a socket 939 build with something like a A64 3800 to start and upgrading to an FX-60 when they get cheaper. Now I could either get an A64X2 4600(since the price is like half) or dump the extra money into bigger gfx.
maybe I should just go AM2 since the boards should be reasonable in price by now. any suggestions on an AM2 board?

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 09:26 AM

Here are some details no mobile price-cuts for AMD: DailyTech image.

Here is also a small image of the Pentium 4s', Pentuim Ds' and Celeron Ds' upcoming price-cuts. DailyTech image.
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 01:47 PM

makes me glad I did wait.
Since the FX-60 is NA does that mean they will be hard to find soon?
I was planning on a socket 939 build with something like a A64 3800 to start and upgrading to an FX-60 when they get cheaper. Now I could either get an A64X2 4600(since the price is like half) or dump the extra money into bigger gfx.
maybe I should just go AM2 since the boards should be reasonable in price by now. any suggestions on an AM2 board?

I don't see to much going for the AM2 sockets right now. Pretty much the same performace, ( like 1% in most instances ) just faster memory and lower power consumption.
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:51 PM

Don't be so negative protozero :thumbsup:. I'd say you on average get at least 3% more performance from the faster memory. There is more going for AM2, specially if you're planning to upgrade the processor in the future, since AM3 processors will be backwards compatible with AM2 mobos. But with Core 2 just around the corner, I would be very hard pressed for a reason to go AMD, all things considered.
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 04:22 PM

This is the story of every time I want to build/ upgrade. I wait a little longer and all of a sudden everything I knew is useless and the picture gets more complicated.

On the bright side my cousin should be able to buy a new laptop pretty cheap since all the vendors should be looking to offload their old AMD and Intel processors about the same time




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