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Problem with THG's latest price/perf. charts?

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December 25, 2006 1:32:50 AM

I noticed some pricing discrepencies in the chart namely the fx 70,72,&74 prices.

The launch review had the prices given as
fx70 599
fx72 799
fx74 999

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And then the latest price performance article gives the prices as
fx70 380
fx72 566
fx74 733

link

Has AMD already decided to drop the price on the 4x4 cpu's by so much already? They probably should as this will be the only way this thing will have even a remote chance of success.
Another issue I have is that they should not include cpu's in this chart until they are readily available. Which I haven't seen cpu's or the asus board for sale anywhere yet.

Am I missing something here?
December 25, 2006 1:40:31 AM

Hey, if they really can get it for that price, I'd sure like one. Er, two.
December 25, 2006 2:05:15 AM

i have read where the new amd cpu,s (65nm)
wont be much faster than current (90nm).

but they should offer much lower temps and vlts.

maybe thats the reason for the price.
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December 25, 2006 2:12:43 AM

As far as I can recall, the FX's will be 90nm for quite some time to come yet
December 25, 2006 2:16:03 AM

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As far as I can recall, the FX's will be 90nm for quite some time to come yet


:oops:  most reviews i have read tested the 65nm x2 4800 and 5000.
not any fx 65nm.
December 25, 2006 2:24:49 AM

Could one price be for a two processor kit, and the other for just getting a single processor?

Edit: Now that I bothered to check the link, I'd continue to ask the same question above.
December 25, 2006 2:45:00 AM

AMD cut the prices on the FX-70s already.
December 25, 2006 2:46:46 AM

Really? Damn, that was quick.
December 25, 2006 2:55:02 AM

Haha, AMD lowered the prices on Processors I've never even seen yet. I declare These Brand New Unreleased Nvidia 9250's(ATI Joke) To cost 3 Dollars and Out Perform the 8800GTX by 200 FPS. Lol, Oh AMD you already lower and lower the cost on things you haven't got the paper to provide.
December 25, 2006 5:04:19 AM

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AMD cut the prices on the FX-70s already.


So AMD cut the prices on them before they even became available? I guess they don't believe in it either then. By doing this AMD is admitting that QuadFX<Kentsfield.
December 25, 2006 5:21:23 AM

Quote:
I noticed some pricing discrepencies in the chart namely the fx 70,72,&74 prices.

The launch review had the prices given as
fx70 599
fx72 799
fx74 999

Link

And then the latest price performance article gives the prices as
fx70 380
fx72 566
fx74 733

link

Has AMD already decided to drop the price on the 4x4 cpu's by so much already? They probably should as this will be the only way this thing will have even a remote chance of success.
Another issue I have is that they should not include cpu's in this chart until they are readily available. Which I haven't seen cpu's or the asus board for sale anywhere yet.

Am I missing something here?



I think that may be representing the tray price vs. the retail price. I'm on vacation typing this on my laptop keyboardand I know no why I have a wireless ookup at home.
December 25, 2006 9:28:39 AM

The most worrying thing which destroys the credibility of the charts is that the E6300 STILL isn't on there.

The 4x4 FX should have their own chart too. The fact is all the processors on the chart can run with a cheap motherboard, power supply and memory. The 4x4 FX does not have that option.
If we're talking price / performance i'd say that is a pretty important factor.
December 25, 2006 9:57:55 AM

Quote:
I think that may be representing the tray price vs. the retail price.
Clown, the difference is $219/$233/$266 for a pair!
December 25, 2006 12:34:58 PM

Quote:
i have read where the new amd cpu,s (65nm)
wont be much faster than current (90nm).

but they should offer much lower temps and vlts.

maybe thats the reason for the price.


Actually, they are slightly slower--- they are suffering from higher L2 latency.

now im even happier with my s939 :D 

well except for the fact that my 3700 idles at 29c
and my 4400 idles at 40c 8O
December 25, 2006 3:23:59 PM

29c and 40c? Holy Christmas.....Be careful your house doesn't burn down with those temps :roll:
December 25, 2006 3:51:51 PM

They usually go with Pricegrabber pricing I believe but are using Froogle results for Quad FX?
BTW, shopblt.com has distributor pricing? Their prices seem to be for single CPUs (almost half of official AMD pricing) .
December 26, 2006 11:25:23 AM

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AMD cut the prices on the FX-70s already.


So AMD cut the prices on them before they even became available? I guess they don't believe in it either then. By doing this AMD is admitting that QuadFX<Kentsfield.

You know what's likely going on in the AMD boardroom now (or when they come back from bumsunning)? Panic. The company is acting like they just saw the boogeyman. They're looking at the possibility that they are getting wiped off the prosumer/enthusiast map and are reacting in completely knee-jerk fashion. I've been in plenty of companies that were in big trouble and this is the way the ones that don't make it back out react.
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