Originally Posted by Remonster
Basically Kentsfield costs $999 (supposed to any ways) and 2 FX70s cost $999, so you can get a quad core or 2 dual cores for the same price, and the 2 FXs should perform comparably to the Kentsfield, with each platform being better at certain things, I would imagine the cost of a 4x4 mobo would be similar to a high end Kentsfield mobo so its mostly up to personal preference. That's the way I see it any ways.
$1000 for a top of like CPU from Intel.
$1000 for two low end CPUs from AMD.
Why bother with that when a QX6600 will be less than that and left you with enough money to buy MoBo and RAM?
Originally Posted by Namrac
And the $1000 for a Kentsfield does not include a motherboard, and history tells us that high end AMD motherboards cost a maximum of about $200, while Intel motherboards flirt with $400. (*cough*Striker Extreme*cough*)
$200 for a high-end AMD board? yes, but 6 months after its release. Originally they cost $300 as well.
And $400 for a high-end Intel board? you're on crack. The most they cost is $279 at its release date but they drop $50 in price in about 4 months.....get your facts straight. And the striker extreme is not even released yet (ZZF is not a reliable place to buy anyway) and it's no where near a high-end Intel motherboard, we're already have two high-end Intel motherboards: P5W-DH Deluxe and P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi, both $224 and $250.