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The ASUS L1N64-SLI WS
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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some clarity is needed
By davegraham on 1/3/2007 9:23:05 PM , Rating: 5
According to AMD's distributors (Avnet, D&H, et al.) the FX-7x series parts are not cleared to start selling until 1/22/2007. AMD is charging what they list on their website; obviously, companies like Newegg and ZZF are using their tiered pricing to create profit margins on high-demand, low-availability product.

from my distributor research, the Asus boards look like they will be coming into stock towards the end of January and yes, their pricing is set at what was mentioned intially, $349.00

dave




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