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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Stick with affordable dual core solutions for now
1/4/2007 6:49:35 AM
If your a gamer, your best bet is to stick with affordable dual core solutions now as most games still only use one core, while there is a few that will take advantage of two.
Quad core and above is just not worth the price/performance premium for gaming applications.
RE: Stick with affordable dual core solutions for now
1/4/2007 9:52:22 AM
Ditto. Unless your running VM's or something exotic you wont see any real increases until maybe mid 2007 but then prices should be declining and K8L should beging to show what it can do.
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