Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 22 Jan 2007.
I think is quite interesting, it means AMD have had another price drop in under a year, means that they need to pull somthing out of the bag to compete with the Core 2's.
Feck! That's quite a drop, making dual-core affordable for pretty much everyone. I've just spec'd a E6300 system for work, which could have utilised an 3800 X2 to save a few more pennies.
I sure hope it has a direct translating into NZD, I will be upgrading so fast
i see intel making a move soon.....
How long will it be before retailers in the UK start dropping prices?
I would assume these prices will come into affect in the next couple of days.
Now this is starting to sound more like the old AMD
These are the current prices on OCUK as of 19:04 , 22nd Jan:
Watch this space basicly.
woah, to think I paid 4x as much for an X2 3800 ~10 months ago. Still, if I hadn't I'd have had to live with a crappy computer that bit longer hehe.
Sweet, I've been looking to go dual in a few months once quad comes out (I can only afford second best) and this should make even an X2 5000 on my price list
Also, newegg.com has the X2 4600 for $40 less than that AMD price list
Price drops are always good, but it seems the Core 2s are still a better deal. I keep seeing new benchmarks for AMD stuff (like the new 65nm chips) and they still seem to be falling short. It's been the first time in a long time...I remember when AMD was about the only choice for enthusiasts on a budget.
But when compares prices you can see (on newegg at least) an X2 4600 is only $20 more than an E6300 and the only thing it doesn't have compared to the E6300 is half the L2 cache, but before you cry out in pain also realize it's 500MHz faster and has 4x the L1 cache... or course, an E6700 will stomp anything AMD has to offer at a comparable price, but at the $200 range AMD's the winner IMO...
Any word on Opterons? They haven't released a new Opty since the 285 and those are coming down on eBay anyway
All current chips fall in price as a new faster 'flagship' chip comes out, so what's new? I've always paid about the same price for my cpus, and usually got around double the speed at each upgrade stage. Probably a branch of Moore's Law.
(Sod's Law is when you buy the day before the price drop. )
Bah, I noticed the price for an Opteron 170 dropped by £5 the day after I ordered it. Oh well, when it arrives later I will be too happy to care.
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