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AMD Phenom II Price Cuts

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wolf2009, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=214979

    http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/445756-xs-amd-phenom-ii-pricecuts.html

    Now isn't that sweet ? !! :D

    Phenom II plus a GIGABYTE UD3 mobo for $300. What a sweet upgrade, plus this will consume less power than Intel platform, as AMD chipset is less power hungry than x38/48
     
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    This is what I have been waiting for.. I just don't think this will help AMD. Don't they only get a small amount from each they sell?
     
  3. wolf2009 Guest

    oh don't worry about that, it probably costs less than $50 in materials to make those cpu's
     
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    Really? I always thought it was a lot more.
     
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    DAMN YOU AMD!! J/K I wish I would have waited on getting my 9950. Maybe I'll jump and make my spider dragon system.
     
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    it just depends, it's not like AMD is going away any time soon. Still 200 bucks for phenomII x4 whew don't think you can get any lower...
     
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    This is good news! More power to AMD :D
     
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    Remember guys, this is volume pricing. Retail will still be $250 on the 940.
     
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    i'm guessing so, from the fact that AMD can sell Phenom I Quad core lowest model for less than $100, and maybe $70 AR, and that was 65nm process and still make some profit out of it. So it must cost really less to make.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah this is nice and all but I haven't really seen any deep price cuts in the Q9550 or Q9650's At least at newegg . still if the AMD PII performs as well as the Q9550's then Intel should be cutting the price big time or at least one would think this .
     
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    Reading this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_design, it looks like most of the cost of a CPU is to help pay for the engineers who come up with these great, wonderful toys and make them work.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Who even believes in Wikipedia any way ? You can not trust that place for any thing . :laugh:
     
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    Except that article is most accurate.
     
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    I slightly doubt that, depends on the info your looking for.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Believe what you want I will stick to some thing more reliable .
     
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    This isn't the time for making backwards comments man,

    anyways on a side note it's probably a good move since other procs are being phazed, gives even more leeway to the x3 being under 150
     
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    I love competitive pricing. :)
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah ok ..
    What I want to see is some real cuts now get the Q9XXX's under $250.00 and that would be some real competitive pricing then . for now they are still very high in price and AMD is able to put there Quads out for a way better price . Hopefully this will give Intel a wake up call and make them drop there prices even further .
     

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