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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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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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