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Which will be sub-$100 first, C2D or X2?

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Who will be first?

Total: 35 votes

  • AMD
  • 75 %
  • Intel
  • 26 %
October 18, 2006 12:02:34 AM

This is a good question.

Who do you think wil have the first sub-$100 Dual Core CPU, and when?

I need help to deicde which is the better upgrade path, AM2 or LGA775 sockets.

Only C2Ds and X2s!

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October 18, 2006 12:07:28 AM

Besides the PD, I forgot to mention only

C2D, and X2s.
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October 18, 2006 12:18:01 AM

Then, I think AMD might get their X2 3800+ below $100 first, once they are fully ramped at 65nm.
October 18, 2006 12:27:37 AM

intel could price drop once amd has their 65nms out, but who knos
October 18, 2006 12:31:42 AM

my guess is 3600+ at 65 nm maybe?
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October 18, 2006 1:59:38 PM

I would say neither since that would probably cut into the their budget line of CPUs. Namely Celeron and Sempron.
October 18, 2006 2:42:15 PM

I voted for AMD... just think back to when Intel had the performance crown... AMDs had the lowest prices. When the X2's came out the 4800+ was right at $1000 and the nearest non-extreme dual core Intel was around half that if I remember correctly. Just makes sense that AMD will be forced to undercut Intel's prices for the near-term.
October 18, 2006 2:42:43 PM

E4300, close but not quite.

E4300 will be sold for more than US$150.
October 18, 2006 10:27:16 PM

AMD definitely.
When Intel leads the market, AMD will drop prices a whole lot.
Intel has been well known long time ago to sell their product much higher compared to AMD.
October 19, 2006 1:03:33 AM

Never going to least not while the CPUs are still new and selling from retail stores. I suppose on the used market, the AMD athlon 3600 X2 will be the first to be had for under $100, but I can't see that happening for at least a couple more years. Single core will soldier on a couple years more before becoming extinct, then we might see a <$100 dual core CPU that isn't based on netburst technology.
October 19, 2006 1:45:53 AM

Then, I think AMD might get their X2 3800+ below $100 first, once they are fully ramped at 65nm.

And when that happens maybe I will grab myself one :) .. It will be a pretty nice upgrade :) 
October 19, 2006 1:57:19 AM

good point! but i think the winner is going to the green side... :D  since although C2D procs are quiet price/performance wise, but their mobo are still quite expensive... :cry: