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News AMD to raise prices on CPUs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by GreatOldOne, 13 Jul 2004.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Also from the Inq in another full-tastic article post:

    AMD IS GOING TO RAISE PRICES in a little over a week. Before you wonder if the sky is falling or not, it isn't, trust me. On July 26th, prices on 2800+ and up Athlon XPs will go up. In a not quite as cunning as they might think plan, it won't really affect you much.

    The point is that all of these chips will now be called Sempr0ns, even though they are pretty much the exact same thing as before. If you want an XP, you pay more, Sempr0n, you pay less. I guess they must have gotten a sweet deal on the ink they print on the chips with, that would explain it, or not.


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  2. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    They just want to get the Sempron brand awareness up.

    Is there any differences in the core ? Like cache size or speed or anything else ? Or are they both exactly identical ?
     
  3. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20040610024204.html

    I am not sure exactly, nor can I give an offical saying, but I think that some of the semprons have Athlon64 cores(With 64-bit disabled)
    While other speeds will have AthlonXP Cores.

    My guess is it is the same thing as selling Durons, which are XP's with half the cache failing at testing. So you disable that cache and sell it for less.
     
  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Kinda like Thortons ZW? Well if you're right, and with a bit of luck, it may mean better overclocking for us. Of course durons and XP at least use the same pin interface... plunking a core from an A64 on a 462 chip would take a little extra solder.
     
  5. PsychoI3oy

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    uh, that'd be interesting to see AMD enable 64 bit registers on a Celeron...
     
  6. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    rtfa :p
     
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