Since the Athlon 64 is a different range of products, like Opteron, AMD can confound prices as much as they want really. No, I do not expect any price drops soon. The A64s will be comfortably priced high, so the 3200+ has very little risks of being in the same price range of another A64.
Still though, I really like the concept of maxxing out my mobos to their fullest before I retire them at the end of next year. THe fastest CPUs for the AXP line should be cheap enough to provide a worthwhile upgrade, by the time AXP from my low to mid-range spectrum Socket A CPUs to maximum performance.
My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!
Well you guys know when I checked newegg retail price for 2600xp it was $104. NOW IT WENT UP 2 TO 106. I was just wondering what happened there. And $106 isn't what i could called cheap, I would call it mid range. $50 is cheap
It could be retailers doing it, not them. It is more of a market regulation phenomenon to adapt to the new offerings. But don't expect anything magical. AMD is only gonna lose more if they sway people into buying CHEAP PRICED AXPs over the new A64s, which in turn just distracts from real profitable sales.
lol 106$ is not much I spend more on black jack a saturday night ( since i suck @ it ).
Well if you <i>enjoy</i> losing money you could just send fifty bucks my way every so often. I can't promise that you'll be a winner but at least one of us will be happy then...
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