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AMD Quad FX FX70, FX72 & FX74

post #1 of 11
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I don't know if this was posted here yet but,
It looks like the FX70, FX72 & FX74 will pop in existing AM2 motherboards.

Review

How much is this thing going to cost?
And danm I will have to get 2 CPU water blocks.
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post #2 of 11
According to the review they're socket 1207. So no AM2.. sorry

The 'Barcelona' Quad Core CPU should come in an AM2 version (and in 1207 for the 4x4 platform)
    
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It'll probably be a 2000 dollar invenstment. You're insane to buy it over a Core 2 Quad.
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post #4 of 11
The prices are listed in the review:
$599 2.6GHz Athlon 64 FX-70
$799 2.8GHz Athlon 64 FX-72
$999 3.0GHz Athlon 64 FX-74

Those prices are PER PAIR! (two CPUs packaged in a box). Thus, depending on the cost of the motherboard, I believe the investment to be the same as for an QX6700 or QX6600 rig.

My main concern is overclockability of all this...
    
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Synopsis: Less performance and a lot more power consumption. Things are looking bleak for AMD if that is all they can throw at Intel. I am afraid the best thing that will come from this is it is close enough in performance to the QX6700 that Intel may be motivated to push the envelope a little further. The worst thing is AMD got totally pawned in gaming, ouch.
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Well.. Intel's real Quad Core stuff should also come in second half 2007.. (45nm)
    
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You are also going to need probably a 1000watt powersupply to run that since it idles at 384watts and on load is around 500watts.
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post #8 of 11
Yea... Like I said, "OUCH!".

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post #9 of 11
what if one CPU dies or of one doesn't work as well as the other one? Will it still work at all?

It's quite sad to see AMD go this route.... Really, I'm not gonna get any of this. I'm going with Intel the next time, i build system from scratch..
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When is K8L coming?
    
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