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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RE: marketing oxymoron
1/5/2007 3:04:27 AM
This question relates to my above post. The people posting here are for the most part pc-enthusiasts. They understand that at present the C2D is superior to K8. That is why you are seeing "don't buy AMD" now.
When AMD was number 1 for 5 years in a row, as you say, the people who "still bought Intel" were those mainstream users whom Intel bought with their far superior marketing prowess. This is why it's been such a hard life for AMD in this desktop space. I don't think they want to be the "little guy" anymore and they realize the have a cash cow with Opteron. The rest is in my previous post.
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