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News AMD Sempron to arrive on August 17th

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by GreatOldOne, 28 Jun 2004.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Also from the Inq:

    WE HAVE SOME new information about the future life of socket 462 and the much-beloved Athlon XP. AMD already announced the funny named Sempr0n chips but was not specific what will happen with existing XP chips.

    We received the info that the Athlon XP 2700+ and slower chips are going to be canned. Actually, the last order for 2700+ and slower could be placed until yesterday Sunday, June 27, 2004. If you want more of those chips you will have to find someone with some leftovers.


    More here
     
  2. PsychoI3oy

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    from the article and the 'speeds' mentioned, it sounds more like these will be the new Duron chips, competing with the celerons, and will leave the high end XP's and 64bit procs to compete with the p4.

    interesting name though...
     
  3. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    Hilarious name... but it doesn't say anything about the chip itself... So I figure it must either A) be a duron equivalent, as psycho said, or B) a 32-64bit "transition" chip... Something that could emulate 64-bit with a heavy performance decrease? But with athlon64s being so reasonably priced, I wouldn't see that as a reasonable production choice.

    Actually, going back to the name thing, maybe it's optimized for pr0n? Special audio and video instruction sets? Eh? Eh? I think there's a market there!
     
  4. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    You just may be on to something there. Damn funny name. As far as the chips go, I agree with psycho. Hopefully, they will be a little cheaper? Ah well, 64 bit is the way to go, I don't really see these 32 bit chips sticking around for a whole lot longer.
     
  5. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    But that's the very reason I don't see it being a 32-bit duron equivalent...
     
  6. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    But, at those speeds, what good would 64 bit emulation do with the drop in speed you'd have to suffer?
     
  7. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    but what good is a chip that will only last a few months?

    :idea: What if the drop isn't HORRIBLE... say it brings it back down to the 1.5GHz speeds... That's really not that bad. It may be half the processor speed on 32-bit applications, but 1.5G will still run pretty much any 2D application you throw at it. AND it would be cheaper than the athlon64s... Thus bringing 64-bit to "the masses" (or the cheapasses--like me!) and bringing more people to AMD, as they begin to realize they need 64-bit, but can't justify the cost of an athlon64...]

    It's just a thought...
     
  8. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    But would it still be able to run 64-bit applications? Like a 64-bit OS, would it be able to handle it? I mean, if you're only going to use it for simple things, why not just stick with a powerful 32 bit?
     
  9. Malvolio

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    Because it's better marketing :rolleyes: Think about it, if you we're a dumb consumer sheep and suddently Dell started offering "Blazingly Super-Uber-Duber Quick Fast 64-Bit" machines, even though they run at 1.5ghz, every dolt with cash is going to snatch one up. Spin doctor's will come up with some stupid selling campaign like they do with every dell pc.
     
  10. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    Touche. Capitalism/commercialism at it's finest, eh?
     
  11. Ubermich

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    Keep in mind that the chip won't be near as expensive as you're making it out to be if it's for the low-end market ;)
     
  12. Malvolio

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    How am I making it out to be expensive though? If a company like Dell starts offering machines with the Sempr0n inside, and it is infact a 64-bit processer, it will be just above their current system prices, even if the Sempr0n is on par (price wise anyway) with other cpu offerings. It's simply the "Amazing 64-bit Super-Cool Ultra" part to the machine that everybody and their dog will want. I see 64-bit as being both a fad, and a major step in the next direction.
     
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