|Round Rock (TX) - For AMD's planned price drop for its dual-core processors to enable the company to regain its aggressive price/performance competitive position against Intel as it has promised, the company would have to reduce its existing Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon FX prices by between 38% and 56% for its various models, with cuts averaging about 51%. This estimate is based on a comprehensive price/performance review of Intel's soon-to-be-released Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo processors, along with its existing Pentium D dual-core line, pitted against AMD's FX-62, FX-60, and Athlon 64 X2 processors in Tom's Hardware Guide tests.|
Like I said AMD is going to be hurting. Even with those cuts Intel is still going to be a better value. The Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 at $316.00 is faster than the AMD FX-62 at the proposed $425.14. Why pay an extra $100.00 for a slower CPU? I love it. :ohyeah:
Soon to be released, huh? Why pay $100 less for vaporware? I'm sure they are taking pre-orders. We all know how cost effective it is to buy hardware in advance. I love it. :ohyeah:
It is definitely not Vaporware, there are OEM PCs shipping with them in as we speak. ;)
Can't wait to try them out. The Sun blade servers we are currently using have AMD chips in them. In a few months I'll be looking to replace them.