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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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quade core on the "cheap" by chance?
By Fenixgoon on 1/3/2007 8:41:10 PM , Rating: 2
obviously the highest end (FX 74 was it?) can't compete, but does the lowest end one offer a competitive quad core solution? i dont know the pricing offhand, so i can't compare :(

RE: quade core on the "cheap" by chance?
By Fenixgoon on 1/3/2007 8:48:31 PM , Rating: 3
nevermind i just checked prices.. they are insane :Q

By mino on 1/4/2007 6:26:26 AM , Rating: 1

$1100(700+400) gets you quad-core plus a workstation-class mobo.

Kentsfield would set you back $1300 with a good desktop-class mobo.

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