AMD Quad FX Hits Retail
Anh Tuan Huynh
January 3, 2007 7:16 PM
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The ASUS L1N64-SLI WS
AMD's premium chips hit ... with a price premium, too!
The Tech Report
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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1/4/2007 6:37:00 AM
Newegg decided to sell them individually, thats the reason $599 FX-70 "retails" for $350.
IMO it makes sense, $350 for FX-60 and $550 for FX-64 is not a bad deal after all.
1/5/2007 1:27:32 AM
I'm pretty sure both newegg and zzf are misdescribing those processors -- I could have sworn that AMD said that the part numbers for these guys were for TWO cpus in a box, not one. i.e, by definition, FX-70 is the part number for 2 cpus, with there not being such a thing as one -- of course i could be wrong, but those prices are nasty, who would want to pay 350 bucks for a middling AMD cpu that is ass-kicked by even a low-end C2D??? let alone 2 of them, plus a $400 mb and a--what???--600W+ ps???
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