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Availability of new 45W AMD CPUS?

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May 28, 2010 6:14:35 PM

I've found some reviews online of the new AMD Athlon II X3 415e and X4 610e, but can't find them for purchase anywhere yet. Google has not been as "friendly" as usual. I called Newegg yesterday, and the Customer Service Rep had no information on them. Has anyone seen these yet?

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May 28, 2010 7:09:13 PM

None of the new processors recently launched have hit retail any where, seems AMD did a paper launch. Or retailers are selling off older product before buying, whatever the case I haven't seen any of them. If you building a computer your self, I don't see a reason to pay for the over priced 45W processors, they're just the regular chips undervolted. It's rather easy to undervolt a processor in the BIOS.
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May 28, 2010 8:31:29 PM

I also recommend you undervolt a 620, 630, or 635 propus. It's cheaper than the 45w versions, which seem to be available only in the uk or possibly canada.
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May 28, 2010 9:21:31 PM

Although my goal is to build a mini-ITX system which will almost certainly have power limitations, it appears that undervolting/underclocking one of the existing chips, even if it still won't quite get down to 45W, should be enough to fit under a 300W ceiling. Thanks for the wake-up call.
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May 28, 2010 9:21:49 PM

Best answer selected by jtt283.
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May 29, 2010 11:06:15 AM

I just got a i3 530 with biostar micro atx board at frys for around $100 after rebate. It only uses 8-11 watts at idle. This combo would also make a great htpc system.
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May 29, 2010 2:31:44 PM

I've considered i3, and the power numbers do look good, but performance on some benchmarks I've found looks..."unpredictable," and frequently less than one of the considerably cheaper AMD offerings. I'm actually planning to build a very portable, multipurpose machine that I intend to be capable of playing moderately demanding games; GPU may be as low as a HD5670, more likely a HD5750. The case will most likely be either a Sugo SG05 or a Lian Li PC-Q08. I will probably start a discussion thread about this build fairly soon. I'm waiting for a mini-ITX board that supports AM3 and has a PCIE X16 slot on it to become available; Sapphire has one that isn't here yet, and I believe Gigabyte is also about to release one.
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May 30, 2010 12:00:13 AM

I've tried the 620 propus (overclocked at 3.1) but my 530 is significantly faster. I run it at 3.9 with no voltage increases. I dropped the ram speed to 800 and increased the cpu fsb from 133 to 178 and the overclock is very stable. The difference in price between the 635 and i3 530 combos at frys is only about $20. The 530 is much easier to overclock.
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