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May 8, 2006 12:28:25 AM

I'm thinking about buying a CPU but keep seeing hints that socket 939 CPUs will be dropping with the release of AM2 CPUs. So I'm wondering if I should hold off for a discount or buy now before some of the choice socket 939 CPUs go out of production. So my question is, how low will socket 939 CPUs go (% price reduction) over the next couple of months???

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May 8, 2006 1:05:21 AM

Well, I just got off the phone with God. He said even He doesn't know yet...
May 8, 2006 1:20:43 AM

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I'm thinking about buying a CPU but keep seeing hints that socket 939 CPUs will be dropping with the release of AM2 CPUs. So I'm wondering if I should hold off for a discount or buy now before some of the choice socket 939 CPUs go out of production. So my question is, how low will socket 939 CPUs go (% price reduction) over the next couple of months???



I would have to say very little until AM2 is at least 50% of shipments. a $400 939 will be $350 if the AM2 is $400.
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May 8, 2006 1:33:55 AM

AMD may drop prices when Conroe comes out, but don't expect them to drop when AM2 comes out because AM2 CPUs are priced higher than S939.

Don't really expect prices to drop much until the AM2 5000+ comes out. That should be about the price of the AM2 4800+, thus forcing other prices down a little. That should also affect S939 CPUs, but not as much.
May 8, 2006 1:56:33 AM

S939 will stay in production at least till yearend. I think AMD shows it in their roadmap. You have plenty of time to watch prices...starting May 23!
May 8, 2006 2:02:18 AM

I have heard that 939 opterons are going out of production because there little use for servers, All servers run the newer 940 opterons.
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May 8, 2006 2:32:14 AM

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I have heard that 939 opterons are going out of production because there little use for servers, All servers run the newer 940 opterons.


All S939 production is expect to cease by the end of this year.
May 8, 2006 2:57:05 AM

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Well, I just got off the phone with God. He said even He doesn't know yet...


Gimmie her phone number. I got a few issues to discuss.
May 8, 2006 3:07:12 AM

I'm sorry. The Lord Almighty can only be disturbed for truly important matters like the future price of processed silicon. All other queries must be submitted in writing to His earthly second-in-command, Chuck Norris.
May 8, 2006 3:34:47 AM

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I have heard that 939 opterons are going out of production because there little use for servers, All servers run the newer 940 opterons.


no opterons them selves wont go away too many people buy them.
May 8, 2006 4:20:37 AM

My opinion is that AM2 will drop the socket 939 chips very little if at all. Conroe may cause AMD to drop the price depending on its price/performance, after all AMD must remain competitive :) 
May 8, 2006 5:12:34 AM

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Here's a nice table with prices

Source is at the top of that page. It's 1000 unit prices so retail will be a bit different.


OK, if 999 of you are into this, let's place a quantity order...

Actually, cool link - thanks!
May 8, 2006 5:37:09 AM

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I'm sorry. The Lord Almighty can only be disturbed for truly important matters like the future price of processed silicon. All other queries must be submitted in writing to His earthly second-in-command, Chuck Norris.



haha, nice...that made me laugh at 2 am, not much does that.

As far as 939's go, I'd have to agree that they arn't going far in price or availability for quite some time.
May 8, 2006 6:06:01 AM

Not by much or not at all until next year when AM2 will be running with the mainstream. The 939 platform is still good but hopefully the AM2 would be a lot better.
May 8, 2006 6:40:26 AM

I think about 5% to 8% when am2 comes out. Untel Conroe then another 5% to 8%. But this would very. I'm Just going by what Amd and Intel P4 did when Amd Athlons 1800 where out. Amd started droping prices. Or when Amd 64 frist came out. Intel started droping prices. It just a wait and see game.
May 8, 2006 6:49:53 AM

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I'm sorry. The Lord Almighty can only be disturbed for truly important matters like the future price of processed silicon. All other queries must be submitted in writing to His earthly second-in-command, Chuck Norris.


If Chuck Norris is second in command, where does that put Lorenzo Lamas?
May 8, 2006 7:11:06 AM

I'm not sure if even AMD knows yet.

I suspect they will decide at a later time.

I believe they have an analysts' meeting sometime soon, that might have some impact on prices.

Certainly increasing competition should drive prices lower :-D
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May 8, 2006 7:17:52 AM

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I have heard that 939 opterons are going out of production because there little use for servers, All servers run the newer 940 opterons.


d00d, 940 is OLDER than 939
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May 8, 2006 7:19:54 AM

Nope, the price won't go down, it will stay the same or go up. AMD will quit production and unless the market is flooded at that time, prices will go up as supplies dwindle...or stay the same if supplies dwindle at a slower rate than demand drops.
May 8, 2006 8:49:44 AM

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Nope, the price won't go down, it will stay the same or go up. AMD will quit production and unless the market is flooded at that time, prices will go up as supplies dwindle...or stay the same if supplies dwindle at a slower rate than demand drops.



:-D

I hope not.

If AM2 doesn't do it I hope coroe's release helps push prices lower.
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May 8, 2006 10:30:16 AM

I remember when AMD moved to Slot-A and their fastest Socket 7's went up! And then when they moved to Socket-A, Slot-A CPU's went up!
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May 8, 2006 6:56:50 PM

so very true
a b à CPUs
May 8, 2006 6:57:27 PM

so very true
May 8, 2006 7:38:17 PM

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I have heard that 939 opterons are going out of production because there little use for servers, All servers run the newer 940 opterons.


d00d, 940 is OLDER than 939
yes but all server/workstations typically use 940(statisitically), 939's arnt selling near as much or whatnot. So on AMD's side it might be cheaper for them to produce only 940's
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May 8, 2006 8:08:13 PM

939 "Opterons" are simply "workstation" chips designed to work with desktop boards.
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May 8, 2006 8:08:41 PM

939 "Opterons" are simply "workstation" chips designed to work with desktop boards.
May 8, 2006 11:24:21 PM

Well, why are there 939 server motherboards if the 939 opterons were built for pc's
May 9, 2006 1:20:26 AM

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Well, why are there 939 server motherboards if the 939 opterons were built for pc's



Currently there are 3 Opteron lines:

1xx Socket 939 1way Single Core and Dual Core using unbuffered DDR SDRAM intended for socket 939 desktop motherboards

2xx Socket 940 2way SMP Single Core and Dual Core using registered / registered ECC DDR SDRAM intended for socket 940 workstation / server motherboards

8xx Socket 940 4way and 8way SMP Single Core and Dual Core using registered / registered ECC DDR SDRAM intended for socket 940 workstation / server motherboards


As Crashman said:

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939 "Opterons" are simply "workstation" chips designed to work with desktop boards.
May 9, 2006 8:47:45 PM

correct me if i am wrong but arnt these 4 939 server motherboards right here, and one of them is made by tyan (taiwanese server specific company). So i mean wouldnt that indicate that they had intentions to use them as a server processor, considering that maybe the 939 socket was newer and more stable while running 1 chip instead of 2 like most 940's. heres those boards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=EN...
May 9, 2006 8:53:56 PM

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correct me if i am wrong but arnt these 4 939 server motherboards right here, and one of them is made by tyan (taiwanese server specific company). So i mean wouldnt that indicate that they had intentions to use them as a server processor, considering that maybe the 939 socket was newer and more stable while running 1 chip instead of 2 like most 940's. heres those boards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=EN...

thus making 939 chip line included in the "Server/Workstation" domain. Not nessesarly creating a 939 chip for desktops. The opterons wont work in some 939 boards. (possibly due to lack of bios updates, possibly not)

sorry for quoting my self TG forums was running slow and i meant to hit edit my b.
May 9, 2006 9:16:22 PM

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Well, I just got off the phone with God. He said even He doesn't know yet...


Too freaking hilarious. Who would ask such a question? Are we supposed to psychic computer builders now. Geeeeesh, get a life.
May 9, 2006 9:19:40 PM

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Well, I just got off the phone with God. He said even He doesn't know yet...


Too freaking hilarious. Who would ask such a question? Are we supposed to psychic computer builders now. Geeeeesh, get a life.
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