quote: Why would they want to do something silly like manufacturing discontinued products? lol
quote: There definitely is a market for 939 processors.
quote: AMD is going to be doing a disservice to themselves by requiring people who have 939 motherboards to upgrade their equipment. Basically if you are 939 you need a motherboard, memory, and processor. If that is the case I would just go with a Core 2 at this point.
quote: It is a little irritating to see AMD switch from 939 to AM2 to Socket F (I think it is) all within the last 2 years
quote: as far as I've read and understand the AM2 Platform Provides no preformance increase over simular Socket 939 Processors
quote: Maybe they want to compete with Intel with lower prices, so lower the cache for cheaper production
quote: Could you tell me, quantifiably, what mature yield really means?
quote: 2 JumpinJack: Almost in no circumstance a chip company does publicize its yields, these data are considered too sensitive.
quote: Googled for a while w/ no luck
quote: Launching the next generation of energy-efficient computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the transition to 65nm process technology, beginning with the immediate availability of energy-efficient AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core desktop processors.
quote: As for conroe, they were available on the date of launch. I fail to see any Intel press release stating shipment for revenue a month prior to launch date, so am unsure what you're referring to
quote: I'll never understand why a post like yours gets rated down, when what you're saying is true - there is no reason to buy these.
quote: *Less cache
quote: It's NOT a reduction in cache from previous generations.