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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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Look At Server Boards for this setup
By scmikes on 1/4/2007 8:45:47 AM , Rating: 2
I would suggest that you look at server boards for this setup.

on new egg
motherboards->server ->socket 1207

is an asus SLI board with 8 slots.

With dual quad on the way, 4 memory slots will not cut it for a linux compute best.

just my 2 cents.

RE: Look At Server Boards for this setup
By Master Kenobi on 1/4/2007 9:23:54 AM , Rating: 2
Well as the mainstream moves into 64-bit computing, the amount of memory slots can increase since before 4GB of RAM was over the capacity of 32-bit to handle. I think the max is 128GB with the 64-bit?

By Uarmm on 1/4/2007 9:50:53 AM , Rating: 2
I believe 128 gigabytes is an artificial limit that apple uses on their macbooks. The actual limit is much higher.

RE: Look At Server Boards for this setup
By Myrandex on 1/4/2007 9:28:02 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think server boards are compatible because of different memory module support. The regular Operton socket 1207 uses registered memory, and these use regular unbuffered DDR2, so unless the memory slots are physically the same then I don't think the server board would work correctly.

RE: Look At Server Boards for this setup
By scmikes on 1/4/2007 9:53:32 AM , Rating: 2
ECC is supported but not requried. Take a peek at the supported memory at the Asus site, not all of it is error correcting.

Sever people run ECC, because it "has to be right". It is your call what you run on theses.

By Missing Ghost on 1/4/2007 2:00:05 PM , Rating: 2
He is talking about registered memory, not about ECC memory. On AMD, Opteron socket F requires registered memory, while FX requires unregistered memory. ECC is optional.

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