Originally Posted by Jori
Whats going to be the cheapest one? And why would the supplies be low? People think that this is AMD's "lifeline" (even though it isnt) but theoretically, if it was, why would they not produce enough?
The Core 2 Quad Xeon at 1.66Ghz will be priced at ~ $460.
The reason there will be shortages is, AMD will have to produce two of these chips for each package. So supply will already be 1/2 of what AMD would normally be able to do. Everyone knows AMD is having trouble keeping up with its demand. This will just add further strain. Plus it is a FX chip... (and making two chips can't be economically sound for AMD, meaning it is just a delaying action until K8L?)