AMD Release 8 More AM3 Processors

"AMD release 8 more low price Athlon II CPUs, based on their AM3 socket."

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8 more Athlon II's
Today AMD announced eight additions to their Athlon II range of processors, aimed at the mainstream users. Among the processors are two low power quad cores, four tri core models and finally, two low power dual cores. These are designed to compete wih Intel's budget offerings, such as the E7000 and E8000 series, which are priced considerably higher.
Model Frequency TDP Price
 Athlon II X4 600e  2.2Ghz  45w  $133
 Athlon II X4 605e  2.3Ghz 45w  $143
 Athlon II X3 425  2.7Ghz 90w   $76
 Athlon II X3 435  2.9Ghz 90w   $87
 Athlon II X3 400e  2.2Ghz  45w  $97
 Athlon II X3 405e  2.3Ghz  45w  $102
 Athlon II X2 235e  2.7Ghz  45w  $69
  Athlon II X2 240e  2.8Ghz  45w  $77
As you can see there is a real range of processors, priced between £40 and £90, there is something at every price point from AMD. The 45w TDP parts will be really useful in low power systems and home theatre PCs as well as users looking for performance on a tight budget. As usual, the CPUs support both AM2+ and AM3 socket motherboards with DDR2 or DDR3 RAM installed. All models above should be fully available in the next few days from the usual places.
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14-10-2009, 11:18:35


I mean there aren't that many gfxcard companies total.

:lol: you joking?

14-10-2009, 11:52:28

Well...there's ATI / Nvidia and Intel....that's not that many :P

14-10-2009, 11:54:00


:lol: you joking?

How many more than 10 can u name ? I'll allow non-mainstream.

14-10-2009, 12:07:13

xfx palit gainward evga xpertvision powercolour zotac asus inno3d Bfg an im stuck a minute :)

and sparkle gigabyte so that is 2 more than 10 :)

14-10-2009, 12:10:45

Point of View

There are probably a few more that I've forgotten, but that'll do :)

14-10-2009, 12:12:22

Now out of the list u come up with, estimate how many u feel "many" means.

14-10-2009, 12:23:56

5 or 6? Don't quite see where this is leading...

14-10-2009, 12:30:00

Off the top of their heads, and without spending time looking stuff up, I'd grant the average reader 8, 10 at the most. Even if u let them browse some stores ~maybe~.

If u think 'many' of those, u think one number - if u think 'many' of the 30/35 or so that ~technically~ some1 could come up with, that's another figure that paints a different picture.

If we have a fifth as many, the average person is thinking 2 out of their 10, argueably called 'a couple', which is different to 'many'.

I'd be looking for names attached to those claims.

14-10-2009, 12:39:53

I'd move the partners that also do ATI cards to the top of the list tbh. No Nvidia only partner in their right mind is going to discontinue one of the best cards they have.

14-10-2009, 14:11:12

Things is also, in addition, is that the partners are said to have confirmed the information. In which case, we should know who they are.

Something that does bear consequence, is places like North America routinely get pished off at the lack of availability of hardware. On the flip side, they don't understand the complaints from the likes of Europeans at some of the hardware they get that they don't. Release timings and so forth.

Going back to the number of manufacturers not supplying retail, if it's the likes of ECS, Stores, Force3D, Jaton, Jetway and Diamond - with all due respect to them - who's going to notice outside of Asia and N.America ?

If it's a case that they have an agreement to supply under contract XFX so many units, or priority on availability. If XFX are demanding full stock due to sales, they need to honor the agreement. Or perhaps MSI or ASUS as they're doing some custom cooling mount. - who knows.

Last time we heard XFX were dropping nVidia or had a beef with them, it just turned out they were dropping exclusivity.

Some1 knows who's dropping these lines tho, cos there is conformation.

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