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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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E-peen + 20!
By shaw on 1/4/2007 3:33:55 PM , Rating: 2
Definately a toy for the people wishes to increase their e-penis. I have a feeling this is going to be advertised to the ignorant gamers with too much money much like people who purchases the Intel Extreme processors because of the "Extreme" in their name.

So, now all we have to do is wait for games to come out that make use of four cores. Woohoo! Probably not going to happen anytime soon because I would feel that it's not worth the investment to put time and effort into attempting to optimize a game for single core, dual core, and quad core gaming. I forsee lots of slapped together coarse threading in the future.




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