The CPU came out not to long ago and it has already been deativated on several websites including the Egg. Is there a reason for this? The CPU was selling like hotcakes so I don't understand why it would appear to be at it's EOL. The only thing that comes to my mind is the fact that the x4 620 is the same exact CPU w/o the L3 at 99.99$. So I guess they saw that the 810 was not a good choice for their lineup due to it's price tag. And I guess the x3 720 at 119.99$ was also a threat to the 810... Looks like AMD is pushing to many CPU's in the same price-range.
The Athlon II's have less than half the transistors and are just about as good. In terms of margins and being able to throw these out at ridiculously cheap prices, I don't see how the X3's or the lower end X4's can compete.
On top of that, yields on the Phenom II X4's must be really good by now so there are less parts to be cannibalised anyway.
I note that you list your prices in dollars, so not sure where you are located, but there are some nice deals on the older phenom II models just now at ebuyer(probably others as well . That said these processors will get new steppings/models that might be fun to overclock.
It's amazing how AMD releases a CPU and a month or two later they just pull it and create a better more efficient CPU, hopefully it won't hurt AMD's pocket cause they need all the money/help they can get....
Its called progress, something AMD has always tried to do. If its already rolling, they come thru nicely, its the expensive new appoaches/startups where theyve been short on money, for a few good reasons
Personally, Im of the belief that Phenom was actually made for the 45nm process, and why it did so poorly on 65nm, it certainly would explain alot of the problems.
Sometimes shrinks dont always work as well, and if it were actually for a smaller node, not sure thats possible, but if it were, it could be why those clocks just never came, and all the assurances we got from AMD, tho of course there were many critics, those assurances of the 45nm process came thru