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It's amazing what Intel's new chip did to AMD prices the FX62 would still be at $1000 if not more, now you can get them for $700.
I got mine for $840 it went from $1100 to $840 in a week in a half after conroe.
And the others a FX55 for $170 wow.
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Competition is good

Hopefully AMD gets the 4x4 or K8L to the market soon, so it will help put some downward pressure on the Intel chips as well.
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Originally Posted by USFORCES View Post
It's amazing what Intel's new chip did to AMD prices the FX62 would still be at $1000 if not more, now you can get them for $700.
I got mine for $840 it went from $1100 to $840 in a week in a half after conroe.
And the others a FX55 for $170 wow.

That was in response to Intel's Pentium 4 Price Cuts.
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Competition is good

Hopefully AMD gets the 4x4 or K8L to the market soon, so it will help put some downward pressure on the Intel chips as well.
What's your profit margin on an uber-high end chip like the X6800 or the FX-62? I know Intel makes a bunch of money on the high-end, but what about the vendors?
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What's your profit margin on an uber-high end chip like the X6800 or the FX-62? I know Intel makes a bunch of money on the high-end, but what about the vendors?
Same as anything else - practically nothing

Margins for vendors in this business are VERY small. On a lucky day, I'll make $5 on an item. The only time profits are better is when we have exclusive items, or when they are very limited supply. Then, if we want, we can charge more since the market will support the pricing. I don't generally do this very much, but sometimes we have to just to stay solvent.
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Amd really needs to cut their prices more, right now Intel has the beaten on a price level and a performance lvl. Was browsing newegg and I saw the cheapest dual core Amd processor was $182, while Intel has one for $97. The 5000+ is selling for $325, while the core 2 E6600 is selling for $312. I remember when I bought an athlon XP 2500+ for like $90 when the P4's were like 3 times the price, and the performance was about the same if not better in some cases.
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Originally Posted by USFORCES View Post
It's amazing what Intel's new chip did to AMD prices the FX62 would still be at $1000 if not more, now you can get them for $700.
I got mine for $840 it went from $1100 to $840 in a week in a half after conroe.
And the others a FX55 for $170 wow.
Yeah, it costs AMD to make the processors though (90 nm) so I wonder how they make a profit. Intel's profit margins are better ATM

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Originally Posted by Dman View Post
Amd really needs to cut their prices more, right now Intel has the beaten on a price level and a performance lvl. Was browsing newegg and I saw the cheapest dual core Amd processor was $182, while Intel has one for $97. The 5000+ is selling for $325, while the core 2 E6600 is selling for $312. I remember when I bought an athlon XP 2500+ for like $90 when the P4's were like 3 times the price, and the performance was about the same if not better in some cases.
Those were they good days... my XP 1800+ used to be able to match 2.0Ghz P4s for 3/4 the cost....

I don't know how much they can cut any more, they will just lose money.
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Originally Posted by Dman View Post
Amd really needs to cut their prices more, right now Intel has the beaten on a price level and a performance lvl. Was browsing newegg and I saw the cheapest dual core Amd processor was $182, while Intel has one for $97. The 5000+ is selling for $325, while the core 2 E6600 is selling for $312. I remember when I bought an athlon XP 2500+ for like $90 when the P4's were like 3 times the price, and the performance was about the same if not better in some cases.
lol, i remember buying my 2 XP 2000+ procs for 120 bucks a piece. my friend bought his pentium 4's and was pissed because my AMD systems beat the crap out of his
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Competition is good

Hopefully AMD gets the 4x4 or K8L to the market soon, so it will help put some downward pressure on the Intel chips as well.
I don't know how viable those 4x4's will be. The multi-socket server boards are spendy...with the big ones with sockets for four CPUs going for well over a $1000 and the two CPU mother boards are not that much better. Not to mention you need to get the CPUs yet. But this is that socket F stuff.

Maybe they are going to stream line and mass produce things and make two CPU mother boards cheaper?...at least for the non-server environments.
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