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AMD Athlon 64 3400+: Death of the FX-51

By Julio Franco
Jan 6, 2004
  1. AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51 had a very short lived life, the final nail in its coffin being the Athlon 64 3400+ at around half its price and offering all its performance. We also take a more thorough look at the Newcastle based Athlon 64 3000+ and crown a new price/performance leader. And you thought the Pentium 4 2.8C was a great buy...

    Reviews are in from: Anandtech, TechReport, AMDmb, Hexus, Hot Hardware.
     
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Man, things are moving faster and faster and cheaper and cheaper. It tends to confuse this oldster because about the time I make a decision (no mean feat for me) to upgrade to a specific proc/mobo combo I read about something else. :=(

    Gettin' tired. Nap now. ;-)
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    This is good for me, because in about 6 months I'll have graduated with a Masters degree and hopefully have a job - which is about when using my current computer (athlon 1 gig) will become too slow for my liking.
     
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Awesome with new stuff coming out fairly quickly, we should see some price drops :) Maybe the A64 3000+/3200+ will turn a chunk cheaper.
     
  5. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    hehe, maybe i'll get one of these newer amd cpus in a year or so. technology keeps getting better. :)

    SNGX1275 wow you are getting your Masters. good job! it will still be a few years before i even get a Bachelors. btw what is your field of study?
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Thanks. Undergraduate was Geology/Geophysics with emphasis in Groundwater and Geochemistry. Masters is in Engineering Management.
     
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