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Old October 10, 2007, 06:51 AM
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...D&promoid=1058

AMD has dropped prices on their CPUs again, although not as drastically as in the past. Their high-end Athlon 64 X2 6400+ is now only $223 and when you add in the free Call of Juarez and Rainbow Six: Vegas, it's a good deal.
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Old October 10, 2007, 11:23 AM
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I was a lot more interested in this one for $149.99....

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Dual Core Processor Socket AM2 2.6GHZ Retail Black Box No HSF Unlocked

An unlocked processor for $150???? I'm almost tempted to pick up an AM2 board just to run it........ :)
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Does anyone buy AMD anymore? They are hanging by a thread.
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Does anyone buy AMD anymore? They are hanging by a thread.
Yeah, dropping prices when we're all waiting for the release of AM2+ doesn't exactly give me the warm fuzzies......

How long has it been since they've released a new retail proc that wasn't just a faster (read better binned) version of one already released?
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The problem with AMD is not pricing or product launches, it is the product itself. Back when A64 came out, it kicked Intel's ass, but now its just crappier hardware for a lil cheaper. I hate to say this after so many good years of AMD, but unless K10 can actually compete with C2Q, AMD is finished.
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It's kinda funny though- I bought AMD stocks back in march when the promise of great new video cards and the barcelona was cause for some optimism- I knew that if at least one of them was successful, the price would go up, but the GPUs disappointed and the barcelonas don't look like they'll be much better- and with top execs defecting and/or selling off their own shares, it's amazing that the price is still holding......for now
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Meh, they've got their hands full. For a company with five and a half times fewer employees than their competitor while juggling a graphics technology subsidiary, I'd say AMD is doing quite well for themselves; the K8 vs Northwood/Prescott war was a David & Goliath tale.

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I bought AMD stocks back in march when the promise of great new video cards and the barcelona was cause for some optimism
I bought INTC the week of the release of C2D at $17, sitting at just under $26 now and I'm holding on to them until at least until I try K10 for myself. Stock moves alot tho so u never know really.
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The problem with AMD is not pricing or product launches, it is the product itself. Back when A64 came out, it kicked Intel's ass, but now its just crappier hardware for a lil cheaper. I hate to say this after so many good years of AMD, but unless K10 can actually compete with C2Q, AMD is finished.
Well, not really. If you look at stock vs. stock for the price, AMD is still winning by a small margin ... at least up to the 6000+. Sure, for enthusiasts like us who generally overclock and do a lot of gaming, the Athlons are a joke ATM, but they do have some markets cornered.

For one, in manufacturered computers (Dell, HP, etc.), AMD again offers a lower price for similar CPU performance. In addition, they also offer MUCH better integrated graphics solutions and motherboard chipsets (i.e. X1250, GeForce 6150, and GeForce 7025 plus 16x PCI-E) compared to the typical Intel solutions (GMA 950 plus 4x PCI-E or worse (VIA/SiS)).

Two, w/ HTPCs, AMD has the new BE line out, which is perfectly suited for this app. In addtion, they have the 690G and 7050PV motherboards available w/ HDMI output plus the HD2600s are better for HD content than Nvidia's offerings while consuming less power, too.

Well, those are really the only 2 areas that AMD is winning, really, and one of them is a very small niche market. We all know they're getting slaughtered in the performance desktop sector and, as difficult as it is to believe, they're doing even worse in the mobile sector.

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