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News AMD drops prices; FX-60 listed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 25 Oct 2005.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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  2. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    :jawdrop: I want that! Its a shame that technology increases so fast that your components you spent loads on becomes out of date relatively quickly.

    I look forwards to seeing their processing powers!
     
  3. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Nah, people misuse terms like "out of date" and "obsolete" far too much these days. A mate of mine has had his 3.0GHz Pentium 4 for nearly two years now I think - it was cutting edge at the time, and is hardly rubbishy slow today.

    Some people will by a £150 processor every 6 months or so, while others prefer to spend £600 every 2 years. The maths works out the same, but who is better off? (Then of course there's people like me who spend £150 and then run it for 2 years or even more sometimes)
     
  4. Hamish

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    i bought my old barton 2500 for £80 and used it for 2 years :cool: (course it was clocked up to the price of a £300 3200+ :worried: :p)

    edit: X2 5000+ = 2.6gig, pfft im already running faster than that :p
     
  5. LoneArchon

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    Now a days anything over 1.5Ghz should suffice for what most people do on there computers(well atleast till vista comes out). But the fx-60 look interesting but I think it will be a single core still as there is no game released with muti processor support
     
  6. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Maybe out of date is the wrong word, "degraded" is better i think. The point I was trying to get at was that when you buy something, then a few weeks later something better comes out at the same price, it sort of pisses you off!
     
  7. hitman012

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    Tell me about it :(

    Then again, if we had it our way, there would be no progress. Well, not until we could afford it again :p
     
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    sweet deal, now I feel good about waiting to upgrade :)
    7800gt x2 4400+ here i come!
     
  9. nookie

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    Now don't you ask me how do I feel useing AXP 2000+ :p . Ofcourse...if I could I would have bouth a newer CPU but this one has to do it with enought ram for a non-high end experiance. By the way AXPs can be highly overclocked you know... :D ...privations develop inventiveness :rolleyes:
    (By the way I'm saving money for a "non-computer" purpose)
     
  10. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    Has anyone attempted to cascade cool one of the dual core AMD Athlons/Opterons?
     
  11. Meanmotion

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    £700 :eeek: That's just crazy!


    Course if i won the lottery... :thumb:
     
  12. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    £700 is how much an FX-57 costs :) Dunno if the extra £150 from the FX-55 is worth it though.
     
  13. Corvyne

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    What is interesting is there is only mention of an x2 5000+ and not a 5200+
    By following AMD's numbering scheme a 5000+ should be a 2.6 GHz chip with a 512KB L2 cache per core and a 5200+ would have a 1MB L2 cache per core.
    So just maybe the FX60 is an x2 5200+, who knows, just a little speculation on my part :)
     
  14. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    Sounds probable but there's 2 things that conflict with that thought: There's no certain word that the FX-60 will be a dual core processor, and if the FX-60 is the same thing as a 5200+, what happens when they decide to come out with a 5200+?
     
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    They just lock the multi.
     
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    the fx-60 is a dual core proc and you know it
     
  17. Pookeyhead

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    Mmmmm... dual core FX.

    My credit card is getting nervous. :hehe:
     
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  18. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Yep, price cuts start today apparently, see the register, doesn't apply to the FX or X2 series though.
     
  19. Stephen Brooks

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    Feh. Their naming scheme is getting more messed-up. How are we going to tell which FX numbers are 2-core and which are 1-core now?!

    There's also some processors reputedly coming out on the M2 socket that also include a new X2 and an FX. [ http://www.c627627.com/AMD/Athlon64/ ] So I guess we'll have to wait and see how those fit in.

    But incidentally, this is good news for anyone like me with a skt939 processor (3200+) that they want to upgrade. Some time in the future (like a year from now), the 939 will be being phased out for M2, meaning this nice 5000+ will be cheap.
     
  20. Silver Shamrock

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    Nice link Stephen.

    I'm in the same boat as you. I have just upgraded to skt 939 from socket A and have a lowly venice 3000. There is a huge upgrade path for me!!
    My mother board claims to support future M2 cpus but i'm sceptical about that. However as it's a new board i can put in a X2 4800 or a FX-57 without any BIOS updates.

    Socket 939 may not be around forever but at the moment i'm more than happy:)
     
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