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What is AMD going to do...

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Spit, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Spit

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  2. Mikey1280

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    Expected to be $1000 though, I for one wont be buying an extreme edition
     
  3. Spit

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    But so is the FX62. Comparing the 2...
     
  4. nicRob

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    And the FX62 is just an updated version of the current S939 CPUs, of course a brand new cpu from intel is going to beat it....not exactly hard is it? Just wait for the next batch of AM2 stuff (whenever it is, later this year or whatever) then we'll see something a bit closer.
     
  5. senorstealth

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    AMd have had the performance market for a while now, little bit of competition should drop prices nicely
     
  6. Goody_GTI

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    i totally agree a bit of competition never hurt anyone, and from our point of view it will help us more than anything, because one of the main ways they can compete with each other is the pricing
     
  7. Stelly

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    I'm really tempted to buy the extreme edition!

    Stelly
     
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    According to my cousin who works in the US for Asus, its not likely to be for well over a year...AMD were relying on AM2 to carry over. Work is being done to change the memory controller I think he said on the AM2 platform...nothing more. That was their change for this year an likely to be until Q2 2007....
     
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  11. senorstealth

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    If thats the case and it is an attempt to counter conroe, then its likely to the rushed.

    Would rather they waited until they had something to really show off
     
  12. ERU

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    They will merge with someone powerful ... like .. ATI / Nvidia!
     
  13. Amp34

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    Erm arent they already doing it already with s940 cpu's? Whats the difference?
     
  14. FrankJH

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    two sockets each with dual core s939 cpu's using unregistered dimms

    rather than s940 using registered dimms on expensive mobo's and different psu's
     
  15. Amp34

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    So they are doing a cut price, mainstream (for the public) version. To be honest its not exactly the breakthrough AMD need to combat conroe.
     
  16. senorstealth

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    Guess its just a stop gap solution that they think they need to do. Though to be honest they have a big slice of the market share so i wouldn't be to concerned with the short term implications of conroe
     
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    A new type of motherboard needed just weeks after the last motherboard change, plus the cost of two dual-core CPUs and at least 4 sticks of memory (dual channels for each CPU)...all to compete with a Core 2-based system that will be hundreds of pounds cheaper. It might be far more powerful on paper, but in practice very little will effectively use 4 cores. It's marchitecture.
     
  19. andrewbell1984

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    Iv'e always been an AMD fan since the release of the socket 754 because socket A's really were bad. I was an Intel fan but when socket 754 came out I went to AMD then moved to socket 939 setups. When Intel release this new Conroe chip I have a feeling I might be moving back to Intel. Still not sure. Going to wait patiently... :p
     
  20. Jay_t

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    Likewise my friend. Although, having sold my regular setup now, I'm stuck with a socket 7 system. :p I kid you not! :eek: