AMD To Release 3 New Athlon 64 FX CPU's Around Mid November

"AMD To Release 3 New Athlon 64 FX CPU's Around Mid November"

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According to an online source  AMD are preparing to do battle with Intel's up and coming flagship CPU - Core 2 Extreme QX6700 (Quad core Kentsfield). In an attempt to counter Intel's launch, AMD are readying 3 new 90nm Athlon 64 FX (originally intended for AMD's 4 x 4 platform) CPU's for release.

The three Athlon 64 FX processors will be marketed under the FX-70, FX-72 and FX-74 names and have clock frequencies of 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz and 3.0GHz, respectively, with all models having 2MB (2x1MB) L2 cache and a TDP (thermal design point) of 125W.

An interesting twist to this latest news is that the new FX CPU's will be utilising socket 1207, which is currently being utilised within the server arena. DigiTimes have suggested that through the use of socket 1207, instead of AM2 or 939; that this will in turn create an increased price premium for motherboard manufacturers in extra design considerations.

Unfortunately, the consumer will be feeling the pinch at the time of purchase. In the face of this latest development, Intel's QX6700 is looking potentially sweeter by the minute as far as over all cost is concerned.

I can hear the AMD fans rejoice regardless, but will this be a shallow victory, if at all? Feel free to discuss this article in our forum

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26-09-2006, 10:12:17

these bad boys?


26-09-2006, 10:14:17

I need some of them for my PWM - get em in!! :D

26-09-2006, 10:18:12


these bad boys

Yes they're the ones mate. Thank you

I'll wait on the sidelines for you to let me know delivery times and what-not, or do you need me to submit an order now?

26-09-2006, 10:37:40

OK thats all I need to know, got some on order will slap up a due date as soon as they get back to me.

no need to order the heatsinks now, I'll get plenty in so there's enough to go around :D

26-09-2006, 10:40:24

yeah what I meant was do you want me to place an order for the lot now, or wait? If you want me to place an order now, I'll need to know how much extra to add for the ramsinks.

Edit: Btw does the oc3d_10 coupon code apply to me as well or is it UK peeps only?

26-09-2006, 10:50:45

PV - we are pretty much the same price as them on the G4, just waiting to get the heatsink pricing and eta and then I can compare the prices for those.

26-09-2006, 10:54:13

Yep rgr that mate, soz to sound impatient, I'm not meaning to be if I sound so rofl. Thank you for your time and patience so far, and I await your reply. I'm about to head off to bed (1am here), so if need be I'll jump on and pay from work tomoz if Swiftech get back to you by then. Thanks again so far, and have a great rest of the day :)

26-09-2006, 10:57:35

no trouble at all buddy.

Don't forget to fill out the 'off to bed thread' :D

26-09-2006, 10:58:54

Shall do mate, have a good one cya:)

26-09-2006, 12:45:24

Mr. Smith
Just back from work, I see the stocks due in anytime this week - happy days. Can I pay for the heatsinks now and you just post them whenever you get them? Cheers

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