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Old 04-07-07, 03:25 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Massive AMD Price Drops on X2 6000+ and X2 5600+

Looks like NCIX.com is the first with huge AMD price reduction, at least they send me email claiming that they are the only one, probably for not too long.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ New Price $197.51 Regular $555.10
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ New Price $250.25 Regular $517.80
NCIX Canada has similar price drops.

I believe AMD by far the biggest mistake was no longer supporting Socket 939, if they did they could have sold zillion of the above and at the same time stopping many people from jumping to Intel.

Since the complete upgrade is so costly I'm probably going to wait for Barcelona and DDR3 mobos hopefully this coming fall.

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Based on AnanTech review the AMD X2 6000+ competes good with Intel Core Duo E6600
Here "Gaming Performance" sample, about the same goes for other applications tested in the same review.

I believe if the same chips are overclocked Intel is going to be way ahead, on the other hand not everybody does overclock.

When it comes to "Power Consumption" especially under load Intel is clear winner
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Under load it's clear that AMD needs 65nm to be competitive with Intel as only the 65nm X2 5000+ is able to draw power similar to that of its Intel counterparts. Note that AMD is at a bit of a disadvantage here as it's running on a more power hungry nForce 590 SLI chipset compared to Intel's P965, but the power requirements at 2.8GHz - 3.0GHz on AMD's 90nm process are quite real.
AMD needs 65nm top to bottom in a bad way; not only will it help ease capacity constraints, but it will also keep AMD from turning into the power hungry chip maker that Intel once was.
Maybe the reason for the big price reduction is to clear the inventory before completely switching to 65nm but probably the main reason is that AMD is in big need for cash as we all know.
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Old 04-09-07, 09:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: Massive AMD Price Drops on X2 6000+ and X2 5600+

Here it is, as of today official by AMD

"AMD Processor Pricing
Effective April 9, 2007

Prices below are subject to change without notice. This listing reflects pricing for direct AMD customers in 1000-unit tray quantities, except when designated as PIB quantities."


For all the AMD Processor's Pricing go here:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/V...04_609,00.html
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Can't believe nobody is getting excited about this huge price reduction, after all it's also great news for all the Intel fanboys at this forum.
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Old 04-09-07, 10:17 AM   #3
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Can't believe nobody is getting excited about this huge price reduction, after all it's also great news for all the Intel fanboys at this forum.
We've been discussing this in another thread...and heck yea I'm excited!

By the way...I found the 6000 for $220 at Mwave! It's just too bad that they don't offer bundled hardware with it...but still I will take it!
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While part of me would love to pull the trigger on an X2/6000+ thanks to this, two things stop me dead in my tracks: the fact that I'd need to get new RAM and a new motherboard along with it (which tangentially means yet another full system do-over--and I'm just not that inclined right now), and the fact that it would at best be a stopgap until the Intel quad-cores drop in price or the Barcelona chips come out...whichever comes first.

(Okay, so maybe Supreme Commander would appreciate it. What else would?)

And so, I wait...
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Can't believe nobody is getting excited about this huge price reduction, after all it's also great news for all the Intel fanboys at this forum.
No need for that last comment; it's just going to start a flame war. Just state the price cuts and leave it at that.

And the "Intel fanboys" aren't too concerned about it because they're happy with their current platform. Intel had already scheduled a price cut around the middle of June for their processor line, but you're not likely to see anything change until then. Why would it? They still outperform the AMDs by a significant margin. AMD could drop the price of the X2 6000+ under 100$ right now, and many would still go Intel because they're faster.
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AMD could drop the price of the X2 6000+ under 100$ right now, and many would still go Intel because they're faster.
true, even if 6000+ would be free at this time, i would have to change ram and board anyway, i still would go for C2D or quad. (and thats comming from current amd owner)
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true, even if 6000+ would be free at this time, i would have to change ram and board anyway, i still would go for C2D or quad. (and thats comming from current amd owner)
I'm sticking with AMD because of the investment I have in my rig. I really want to see what Barcelona has to offer when it comes out....
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I'm sticking with AMD because of the investment I have in my rig. I really want to see what Barcelona has to offer when it comes out....
you can, i can't, i still have 939, so for me its new motherboard, ram and cpu.

when the time comes i will go with the fastest, and currently its intel.
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While part of me would love to pull the trigger on an X2/6000+ thanks to this, two things stop me dead in my tracks: the fact that I'd need to get new RAM and a new motherboard along with it (which tangentially means yet another full system do-over--and I'm just not that inclined right now), and the fact that it would at best be a stopgap until the Intel quad-cores drop in price or the Barcelona chips come out...whichever comes first.

(Okay, so maybe Supreme Commander would appreciate it. What else would?)

And so, I wait...
I agree. The fact that it would require a full system do over and close to 600.00 is keeping me away. I'm also waiting for the Barcelona or quad cores to drop in price and then I'll just build another rig and move over to Vista at the same time. Plus I've been on disability since Jan and may be out most of this year so that also plays a major part in this.
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i'm still s939

Nothing wrong with 939. I'm still running a 939 platform and I love it,still rocks.
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