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AMD's premium chips hit ... with a price premium, too!

The Tech Report reports AMD Quad FX processors and accompanying motherboard are available in retail. All is not well for AMD’s Quad FX platform, though. While the Athlon 64 FX-70 series and ASUS L1N64-SLI WS are available, there’s a steep price premium on processors and the required motherboard.

There are only two retailers that carry the necessary Quad FX products: Newegg and ZipZoomFly. AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series processors of all speed grades are available from Newegg while ZipZoomFly only has the Athlon 64 FX-70 in stock.

Obtaining the required ASUS L1N64-SLI WS is a challenge as neither retailer has it in stock.  Pricing of the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS is $429.99 and $379.99 from Newegg and ZipZoomFly respectively, $30-80 higher than the expected $349.99 MSRP.

Nevertheless, AMD Quad FX parts are indeed available in retail. Expect to pay a $129-181 premium to have AMD’s power flagship.

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I wonder
By aceadoni on 1/3/2007 8:19:11 PM , Rating: 2
I have always been an AMD underdog fan but this FX core is a joke. Andandtech's review clearly has intel winning on a longshot and for me there is no price justification to buy such a thing that will not outpreform and utilize more power to deliver inferior preformance. Intel took the gloves off and when they are done migrating to 45NM process will continue to be able to play the price war as they would be able to yield more per wafer. Bottom line why make a product that only die hards would spend money on. It is doubtfull that they will sell enough of these things to make a dent in the margin hit they are already taking having to reduce pricing on the cpu's to compete with intel.

RE: I wonder
By Tom Tom on 1/4/2007 12:42:44 AM , Rating: 1
Ihaveallwaysbeenanamdunderdogtoobutiamstillandyoune edtogetajobinadifferentcountryorlearnhowtotellastor yinenglish.

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