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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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By DEredita on 1/4/2007 1:00:31 AM , Rating: 2
Are these processors coming in pairs, or do you need to order two? For example - Newegg has the FX-74 for $550. Is that for a pair of processors? OR do you need to order two of them, then order the $400+ motherboard?

RE: question
By Dactyl on 1/4/2007 3:12:50 AM , Rating: 2
NewEgg is selling single CPUs, not pairs.

RE: question
By mino on 1/4/2007 6:44:12 AM , Rating: 2
At newegg they come as singles.

No, you do not need two of them to work. The mobo will work flawlessly also with a single CPU.

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