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Old January 21, 2009, 07:48 PM
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AMD lowers Phenom II prices, more chips on the way - Neoseeker News Article

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Digitimes reports some changes from AMD:
  • Phenom II X4 940 price lowered to $235 (from $275) in 1K quantity
  • Phenom II X4 920 price lowered to $195 (from $225) in 1K quantity
They also report that AMD is planning to introduce a 3.1GHz Phenom II X4 950 in Q2
Fudzilla reports that AMD will also be launching a new Athlon X2 7850 early in Q2 with 3MB of L2 cache, running at 2.8GHz with a 95W TDP.
In another article, Fudzilla says that Regor dual cores (K10.5 based, 45nm) with a 65W TDP running at 2.8GHz or faster will make an appearance in Q3, and will support Socket AM3 and AM2+.




Well im glad i didnt buy one when they first game out anyways, i almost bought an e8400/p45 as well but got a ps3 instead. AMD seems a good way to go compared to the core2quads
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Old January 21, 2009, 08:16 PM
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Once these price cuts are actually seen in Canadian retailers, it'll make Phenom II an even more attractive option to someone who wants to get a fairly cheap quad core build. I'd love to grab a 940 and a nice AM2+ motherboard and throw it under dry ice, but if I had money to spend on a benching chip, I'd me more inclined to get an E8600, as I already have a very capable QX9650 for quad benching.
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They'll ride it as long as possible just as they did when our dollar hit parity.
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NCIX already has those price cuts I believe. It's just that the reported price cuts in the OP were in USD, so factor in the shipping, low Canadian dollar, etc., we got our price cut.
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Looks like AMD quads are the way to go, Soooo much cheaper quads for the regular user , at those prices they be great for budget gamers + even better for overclockers
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Looks like AMD quads are the way to go, Soooo much cheaper quads for the regular user , at those prices they be great for budget gamers + even better for overclockers
Not quite sure if it's a "slam dunk" for a budget quad build. You still need to compare equiv. intel chips (such as the Q9XXX line) and the Q6600 still holds the price/performance crown even though it doesn't quite match the performance of the new AMD chips.

I've also noticed that there seems to be a bit of a premium on decent budget AM2+ overclocking boards when compared to budget P45 boards. It's not much, but seems to me an intel board can be had for sub - $150, while AM2+ boards seem to average around $170. That might just be an "economics of scale" thing and we can hope for price drops as they sell more AM2+ boards.

That said... there's not a huge difference and I'd definately be willing to consider an AM3 system even if it cost me an extra $50 over the price of a equiv. intel system.
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As odd as it may seem, since I do run Intel on my main puter and love it, I'd sure hate to see AMD take any harder hits than they have been taking lately. I mean how long can a company survive with 3+ billion dollar losses each year over the past two years.
1.4 B of which was in the 4th 1/4 of 2008! Yikes:help:
Love the sound of this new X4 chip though. Think that may have to be the next build
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well, lower prices for AMD quads means intel gonna need some price drop on there quads too , i have only used and played with intel processors, dont know a thing about AMD's FSB or how there HT works .

Its good that theres competition , hope AMD drops some prices on there MoBos
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well, lower prices for AMD quads means intel gonna need some price drop on there quads too , i have only used and played with intel processors, dont know a thing about AMD's FSB or how there HT works .

Its good that theres competition , hope AMD drops some prices on there MoBos
Actually, I believe Intel dropped their prices on their quads a couple weeks ago...
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I was just pricematching a 940 with the ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe 790FX motherboard (http://www.ncix.com/products/product...er=1&sku=33650) and had it down to around $490. That's pretty impressive for a top-of-the-line motherboard paired with a decent (C2D equiv., not i7 equiv) quad core.

edit: NCIX even has a "bundle with" deal on the processor when you buy the motherboard. Drops it down by $10 over the best price I could find. :)

EditX2: When you consider that the Q9550 is retailing for a little under $350, the 940 @ $260 is a pretty good deal.
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