I was about to order a bunch of components from newegg.com in order to build a new system, when I discovered that the AMD Athlon 64, 3500+ Winchester Core (90 nm) RETAIL version is no longer listed. I called customer service and they told me that they don't even have the part on order. I said that I was surprised as it was my understanding that the Winchester core chips were the newer ones, but he didn't know why they were dropped.
Does anyone know what's up with the AMD Winchester core chips, specifically the 3500+? (They sell the OEM version but I'd rather have the fan and the better warranty.)
Thanks to all for your respnses - it explains a lot. I had already decided to move up to the AMD 3700+ which is a San Diego core. But to further confuse things, today newegg.com has the 3500+ Winchester listed again and now the 3700+ San Diego has vanished from their web site. Odd.