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MSI K9N Platinum AM2 Motherboard - Courtesy AnandTech.com

Gigabyte AM2 prototype - Courtesy AnandTech.com
Pricing and availability for AMD's desktop AM2 offerings

We have received some rather interesting info on AMD's new range of Socket AM2 processors. According to internal AMD documents, system builders will be able to purchase the new AM2 processor starting on May 15th. Dual core and single core Athlon 64 processors will be available as well as 64-bit Sempron processors.

According to our previously published roadmaps, AMD's Athlon 64 FX-62 will be the company's top desktop offering for the remainder of the year. It is not until Q1 of 2007 that we will see the FX-64 hit the market.  All other AM2 processors are officially under embargo until June 6, 2006.


AMD Desktop Processor Price List
Processor Socket SSBP
Athlon 64 FX-62 AM2 $1,236
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 $696
Athlon 64 X2 4800+ AM2 $645
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ AM2 $558
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 $469
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 $365
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ AM2 $328
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 $303
Athlon 64 3800+ AM2 $290
Athlon 64 3500+ AM2 $208
Sempron 3600+ AM2 $123
Sempron 3500+ AM2 $109
Sempron 3400+ AM2 $97
Sempron 3000+ AM2 $77
Sempron 2800+ AM2 $67

The SSBP above denotes the Suggested System Builder Price. Actual manufacturer purchase prices are approximately 10% less.  And of course, you can be sure those new CPUs will come with heatpipe coolers and new packaging.  AMD insiders have confirmed to us that AM2 motherboards will be shipping for several weeks before the launch to assure widespread availability at launch.



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By Merglet on 5/3/2006 3:45:33 PM , Rating: 2
First, I wouldn't buy a $200 motherboard, I don't need it, I can get the best out of lower priced stuff... $130, easy.

Second, I want to upgrade, but have what we who live in the "real world" call a "budget". My mommy and daddy don't buy me my stuff, and the love of my life isn't going to be so friendly if I just say "screw us doing anything for a month".
So, the choice is, save and wait, or use one paycheque to buy a new motherboard, new memory, new low end graphics card (since I'm still running agp) and the cheapest proc they have for am2. Then I save up to upgrade the cpu and graphics. That would be two more paycheques.

Maybe when you get into life where stuff like living costs money, you'll realise that not everyone can just blow off $2000 every week.


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